It's been a long time coming, but the Carl's Corner Biodiesel Truck Stop is finally up and running. We heard about the plans to add serious biodiesel infrastructure, a hotel and a golf course (all for a cool $5 million) to the iconic Texas refueling station back in 2006. The station already sold some biodiesel (even made their own) and the plan was to open the expanded experience time for New Year's 2007. Well, that didn't happen. But, following a soft launch back in December, Willie's Place at Carl's Corner Truck Stop is now ready for business. The hotel and golf course are not mentioned in the press release announcing the grand opening this week, but 12 diesel/biodiesel fueling lanes for tractor-trailers (including a wide load island) and other cool additions like a saloon and a theater are now open. Performing at the 500-seat venue tonight will be Willie Nelson, a strong biodiesel advocate and friend of Carl. The truck stop is 50 percent owned by Earth Biofuels.

[Source: Earth Biofuels via Domestic Fuel]
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