McDonald’s fleet of biodiesel delivery trucks in the United Arab Emirates recently registered more than six million miles (10,000,000 kilometers) on the road since the launch of an initiative to utilize the alt-fuel vehicles seven years ago.
The McDonald’s UAE Biodiesel Initiative aimed to focus on the benefits of using biodiesel, including the impact to air quality, in line with the UAE government’s Air Quality Strategy 2017 – 2021, according to release from the company.
Since July 2011, McDonald’s UAE’s logistics ﬂeet has been running on fuel made from used vegetable oil from their restaurants in the UAE. The biodiesel is converted by Dubai-based company ‘Neutral Fuels’, a UAE-backed venture that makes use of environment-friendly technology, according to release. The initiative is part of Dubai’s green schemes and is a team effort that also incorporates Dubai FDI, the foreign investment promotion arm of the Department of Economic Development.