McDonald’s to Recycle Vegetable Oil into Fuel for Fleet Vehicles
The Golden Arches Get a Little Greener-
McDonald’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Division has announced its partnership with Neutral Fuels LLC to begin construction on the UAE’s first licensed biodiesel factory. All vegetable oil from McDonald’s restaurants around the nation will be taken and converted into 100 percent biodiesel, which the fast food chain will use to power its logistics fleet. “The venture involves the Gulf nation’s first plant licensed to make biodiesel,” said Karl Feilder, chairman of Neutral Group. ”The facility will have an annual output capacity of 1 million liters (264,000 gallons). We are taking away the need to import diesel. Biodiesel from the factory in Dubai, the second-largest emirate in the U.A.E., will supply a limited number of companies at first and won’t be available for wider sale.” According to McDonald’s, none of the fleet vehicles need any modifications and are currently running on the alternative fuel. The company currently consumes around 20,000 liters of veggie oil in the UAE, Bloomberg reports.