BIODIESEL IS A MODERN FUEL FOR A MODERN WORLD WHICH LENDS ITSELF TO OUR INNOVATIVE APPROACH.
CLOSED LOOP MODEL
Our closed loop business model for McDonald’s was developed in Dubai with the support of their UAE logistics supplier, Martin Brower, and enabled us to dovetail seamlessly into the supply chain. This model takes 100% of McDonald’s used cooking oil (UCO) from 100% of its restaurants, and in return provides 100% biodiesel to 100% of its delivery fleet. Currently, tens of thousands of litres of used cooking oil are collected from McDonald’s UAE’s 100+ restaurants each month and the company’s fleet of supply trucks in the UAE runs on the resulting 100% pure biodiesel.
Used cooking oil is collected from McDonald’s restaurants by the same vehicles that deliver the virgin oil. The used oil is then backhauled to our co-located biorefinery where we convert it, liter for liter, into biodiesel which is then pumped back into the delivery fleet in an ongoing recycling process. Our use of the spare load capacity of delivery trucks has virtually eliminated any logistics costs within the process.
This process is highly efficient and differentiates Neutral Fuels from third party collection systems where the collection of feedstock is separated from the delivery of biodiesel and both from the conversion process, leaving the different players relatively ineffective and, crucially, unable to turn a profit, in the process weakening the industry.