UK: McDonald's turns cooking oil into biodiesel
Date: 2 Jul 2007
Fast food company McDonald's has announced that the cooking oil it uses in its UK restaurants will be re-used as fuel for its fleet of lorries.
The company says that the move will cut its UK carbon emissions by 75 percent, which is the same as taking 2,400 cars off the road. McDonald's has already switched its fleet in Austria to biodiesel based on cooking oil.
The UK fleet constitutes 155 lorries, which are expected to be converted to biodiesel by the end of the year. The fuel will be made up of 85 percent used cooking oil against 15 percent pure rapeseed oil.
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