McDonald’s & Biodiesel
July 4, 2011 by staff
McDonald’s & Biodiesel, U.S. global fast food chain McDonald’s has launched a joint initiative with the government of Dubai, the second largest of the seven emirates of United Arab Emirates (UAE), and a local company to produce biodiesel to 100 percent vegetable oil used, McDonald said Sunday.
The initiative was a team effort by Dubai’s foreign direct investment arm of foreign investment promotion of Economic Development Department, McDonald and Neutral Fuels LLC, a newly established company manufacturing plants to produce environmentally friendly, Rafic Fakih, CEO and partner of the UAE McDonald told Xinhua.
“Each of the 90 McDonald outlets in the UAE will collect your used cooking oil and deliver it to a plant by Neutral Fuels LLC in economic freedom in Dubai, Jebel Ali area,” he said.
“The cooking oil can be transformed into biodiesel, all of our delivery trucks broke down with him,” said Fakih, saying that biodiesel is considered as an alternative source of clean energy in the face of growing energy demand, it can be used from organic sources.
According to him, a McDonald’s biodiesel project in the Middle East, but not in the world. Globally, the U.S. fast food chain operates in around 100 countries or regions. Fakih said he hoped that the UAE McDonald would give an example for the entire region.
Felide Karl, president and CEO of Dubai Group, based neutral, the parent company of neutral fuels, explained the advantages of biodiesel, which was first produced in Belgium in 1937 and commercially in Brazil in 1977.
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