Actor, biodiesel advocate Dennis Weaver dies

By | April 01, 2006
The biodiesel community mourns the loss of one of its earliest advocates. Dennis Weaver, actor, and environmental and biodiesel supporter, died Feb. 24 at his home in Colorado. Weaver, the notable Gunsmoke and McCloud actor, was one of biodiesel's pioneering public faces.

Weaver's legacy of environmental service will continue through the works of The Institute of Ecolonomics ( of which he was a founder, and EcoSense Solutions ( of which Weaver was a partner. Biodiesel will continue to enjoy its growth, thanks in part to his efforts, and we at the National Biodiesel Board will keep the Weaver family in our thoughts.

During the National Biodiesel Conference held Feb. 5-8, Bill Mack's XM radio show was broadcasted live from the event. Weaver, who was unable to be there, was recognized by the audience and show guest Willie Nelson for his dedication to biodiesel. Weaver listened in to the show and was very excited and honored, said his Ecolonomics and EcoSense partner and close friend Peter LaVaute.

Memorials can be made to:
Institute of Ecolonomics
Webster Hall
Missouri Southern State University
3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801
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