The fast food brand announces recycling 100% of frying oils. Since 1999, McDonald's France is committed to a policy of raising its rapeseed oils used with two partners who provide pre-treatment for recycling outside feed: South Ecogras and recovery. These partners provide McDonald's full traceability of the oils which are then reprocessed into biodiesel. A pre-treated frying oil product kilo liter of biodiesel. Half of the thus recovered oil is valued by the company Novaol to serve as fuel for heating in Italy. The other half being recycled automotive fuel. In total, approximately 6500 tons of used cooking oil will thus be upgraded into biodiesel per year, equivalent to the amount of fuel for a truck to travel 5.000.000 km. Eventually McDonald's plans to develop the same type of outlets in France.
Biodiesel is a fuel made from vegetable oil that can be used pure or mixed in any proportion with gas oil and heating oil to power diesel engines and heating systems. It is a fuel produced from renewable resources, it is non-toxic and contains no sulfur. It reduces emissions of 10 50% depending on the facilities and the mixture. Finally, biodiesel is biodegradable 95 28% in days. Such reprocessing device, however, has a cost for the sign of the order to 50 60.000 euros per month, mainly logistics. To read the McDonald's, please click here.