Convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co said Monday that it will test the use of biodiesel fuel made from recycled cooking oil in delivery vehicles in Hokkaido for three months through the end of August.
In the biggest test on biodiesel use in Japan, waste cooking oil will be collected from Seven-Eleven shops and a food maker in Sapporo and nearby areas for production of the environment-friendly fuel.
Seven-Eleven will use the biodiesel fuel for deliveries of boxed meal deliveries to some 460 outlets in Sapporo and nearby areas as well as in Tomakomai by 58 vehicles.
The total driving distance covered will be some 2 million kilometers, using about 16,000 liters of the fuel.
The company expects the use of biodiesel to cut total carbon dioxide emissions by some 42.7 tons during the three-month test period.© JCN