We missed this story earlier this week, but it’s good enough to still bring up. McDonalds is converting its UK delivery fleet to run on a form of biofuel made mostly from recycled vegetable oil from its 1,200 UK stores, combined with rapeseed oil. But the fumes won’t smell like chips, the company says.
Matthew Howe, senior vice president with McDonald’s UK, said the fast food restaurant should eventually be able to replace the six million litres of diesel its fleet used last year with cooking oil from its 1,200 restaurants in Britain.
“We may even have a little bit of excess (biodiesel) capacity we can sell into the market,” he told Reuters.
McDonald’s launched its rollout on Monday with half of its 45-strong fleet based in Basingstoke and in about 12 months would convert all its 155 delivery trucks to run on the green fuel.
Howe said the fuel would not smell of the company’s food.