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Photo: Jay Janner
Willie Nelson and wife, Annie D’Angelo Nelson, in Austin, at unveiling of an eight-foot statue in Austin 4/20/2012.
Annie Nelson made a strong appeal for the support of biodiesel fuels, as a way to help America and the family farmers at the Press Conference, before the Farm Aid 26 concert in Milwaukee on October 2, 2010.
She joined arm Aid Board Members, farmers, advocates, Wisconsin Senator Feinstein, and others, onstage, and talked about the importance of community-scale biodiesel production. Annie talked not only about the environmental benefits of sustainablie biodiesel fuels, but also the crucial local economic benefits of such systems for farmers and Americans everywhere.
Annie Nelson is a founding boardmember of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, and you can learn more at:
The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance Mobile were at Farm Aid, and featured a seed press for the live oil extraction demonstrations and examples of biodiesel feedstocks and co-products.
The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) was founded in December 2006 by biodiesel pioneer Kelly King, activist Annie Nelson and film maker Daryl Hannah. Since then, the SBA has grown to include family farmers and farm organizations such as Farm Aid, the Institute for Agriculture Trade and Policy (IATP), members of the 25 x 25 coalition, environmental organizations including the EPA and NREL, renewable energy experts and NGO’s and university programs across the country. The SBA addresses issues concerning the sustainability of the U.S. biodiesel Industry through three initiatives. The primary mission of the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance is the completion of an independent sustainability certification system for U.S. Biodiesel Feedstock, Production, Distribution and end use fuel.
SBA programs also focus on educating the public on the values of community-based biodiesel systems and how local, sustainable biodiesel can help the U.S. move towards energy, economic and environmental security.
Third, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance provides tools for sustainability to biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry through our website and membership. By working with biodiesel consumers and the biodiesel industry, and promoting the value of sustainable community-based systems,the SBA is bringing people together to build a sustainable energy future that benefits all sectors of society.