Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese, Pickles, Onions on a Biodiesel Delivery Truck

McDonald's, in an ongoing push to change their environmental image (see previous posts and TreeHugger TV episodes), is beginning to use its cooking oil for biodiesel in the UK. Their fleet of diesel delivery trucks will go from a 95/5 mixture of diesel to biodiesel to a 85/15 blend of biodiesel to rapeseed oil. All in all, 115 of the company's delivery trucks will use the new biodiesel blend, with approximately 6 million liters of biodiesel replacing traditional diesel fuel. Although we have seen individual franchisees take on cooking oil as biodiesel, we are very glad to see the parent corporations taking notice as well. Via:: Financial Times

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