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French McDonald’s Are Running Trucks on Leftover Burgers

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A McDonald’s in Lyon, France, is innovating on green energy, converting leftover food to create bio-fuel in hopes of one day using it to power its trucks.

In collaboration with logistics firm Martin Brower, more than 7,000 metric tons of used cooking oil is collected and shipped to a processing plant where it is mixed with “real” fuel and converted into biofuel, according to a post on Living Circular.

From there, waste is transported using a fleet of food waste vacuum trucks passed on for processing, which comprises mixing and crushing half-eaten nuggets and Big Macs to oblivion, before it is turned into methane.

At the moment, the program is undergoing a testing period, with the goal of scaling to 1,400 restaurants and running all trucks on biogas if this year’s results prove successful.

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