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Oil From McDonald’s French Fries To Be Converted Into HVO

McDonalds uses HVO fuel

Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI have joined forces to create a circular economic partnership. 

The collaboration will see McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands recycling the used cooking oil from french fries into HVO. The fuel will be used in HAVI trucks that deliver goods to McDonald’s. HVO enables customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel. 

Jeroen Dekkers, head of supply chain at McDonald’s Netherlands, said: “McDonald’s is committed to sustainability through its Scale for Good programme. We are big enough to make a difference. Circularity and reducing waste are one of the pillars of our ongoing sustainability programme. The collaboration with Neste and HAVI is an excellent example of how we can make circularity a practical reality. We are connecting the recycling of a valuable waste fraction, which we have been doing for years, to our ambitions to reduce our climate impact.”

Carl Nyberg, executive vice president for Neste’s renewable road transportation business unit, added: "Neste’s ambition is to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are excited to partner with McDonald’s in the Netherlands and HAVI to demonstrate how circular economy can be promoted in practice. “We want to partner with forward-thinking businesses and cities and turn their used cooking oil, grease or other waste into renewable fuel and products.” 

Source: Biofuels-news 24th June 2020