Police in Philippines testing McDonald’s cooking-oil as fuel-source

The Makati Police Department in Manila, Philippines, is testing the idea of ruining their police cars on used cooking oil from McDonald’s. If the 6-month study is a success, 60 percent diesel and 40 percent McDonald’s cooking oil could become the standard fuel used by the Makati Police force.

According to the Manila Times, the PNP-Bio Diesel Program will save the police department $22 each time the fill-up as compared to current gas-prices. That equivalent to more than $11,000 a year when spread across 10 police cars.

Of course, the cooking oil is coming from many fast-food restaurants around the city – but McDonald’s was the first and largest doner and even sent a representative to the press conference to kick off the project.

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Source: InsideLine