When the McDonald’s chain in the U.E.A has finished cooking their fries in their vats of vegetable oil, they want to put that used oil to good use.
McDonald’s in the United Arab Emirates has decided to fuel their delivery truck fleet on 100% biodiesel made from recycled vegetable oils from their 80 fast food restaurants in the U.A.E.
Delivery trucks owned by McDonald’s in the United Arab Emirates have been fueled by 100 percent biodiesel (made with recycled vegetable oil) since May, 2011.
Neutral Fuels, which are based in Dubai, began testing the biofuel last year and starting producing it for McDonald’s at the end of May.
Apparently, the vegetable oil used to cook McDonald’s products is of such good quality, that there is no need to fuel their trucks with a mix of biodiesel, as is seen in the U.S and in Europe.
The U.A.E is seen as a leader amongst Gulf nations with regard to the promotion of renewable energy in the region, in an effort to reduce global warming. Masdar is a government controlled company committed to low-emission technologies that is creating a clean-energy city in the desert outskirts of Abu Dhabi.