By Ami Cholia
Posting in Energy
Oil that's used to make Big Macs and fries will be converted into bio-diesel to power the fast-food giant's trucks in the middle-east
The oil used to make fries and burgers at McDonald's will soon be powering cars. In the middle-east, anyway. Earlier this week, the fast food giant announced a venture with Dubai-based company Neutral Fuels to convert its frying oil into biodiesel.
Neutral Fuels will collect over 22,000 liters of vegetable oil from McDonald's 80 United Arab Emirates stores, treat it, and covert it into biodiesel that will be used in the chain's entire delivery truck fleet in the area.
McDonald's said the biodiesel initiative was part of their larger plans in the UAE, which is trying to establish itself as a leader in renewable energy, even though the country is rich with oil.
Neutral has the capacity to produce up to 1 million liters (264,172 gallons) of biodiesel a year in its Dubai facility currently.
McDonald's has previously run its vehicles in England and Austria on biodiesel, but this is the first time any company has tried to do it in the Middle East.
"This one in particular is exciting because I don't think anyone has really tried that hard to sell this sort of fuel back to the Arabian Peninsula," Karl Feilder, chairman of the Neutral Group, told the AP. "It's the first time we are doing it with a fuel that burns 50 percent cleaner than normal diesel and has a lower carbon footprint because it's coming from a waste vegetable product."
Jul 5, 2011
Can't believe so many people have such negative comments regarding McD's using their own used grease as biofuel for their trucks. This is the first I've ever seen of a company using 'green' technologies in way to improve a company's costs. Pretty smart, and impressive. I first saw this on the Discovery Channel or something similar on the 'How They Do It' show.. the show was about fast food and what all goes into making your $1.00 cheeseburger available to you while you sit in your car through a drive-through. It was impressive, check it out, might change your opinion or maybe you have a better idea of what to do with billions of tons of used grease?
Have you ever cooked a burger mate?? Wow what a dumb question that would be to anyone but man-rescue...YES McDees use oil to fry their burgers and the Used Oil turns into grease!
Quote..!!!!!! The oil used to make fries and burgers at McDonald???s. !!!!!!!!! So are you saying McDees deep fries its bugers . I dont think so.
I better explain for you, because your likely to Stupid to get it on your own. When the bugers are cooked grease comes out of the buger because the meat has fat.....This is not ADDED so it CANNOT be cassified as Used for Cooking the burger.
I hate to tell You A$$ hole .......Mcdonlds uses NO oil OR grease to cook their burgers....Go get the facts before you comment You Friggin Idiot...........