Police in Manila, the capitol city of the Philippines, have taken up a cool new effort in order to save some green, though they will be spreading some green in the process. It seems that the Police force will be converting its cruisers to run on a mixture of waste vegetable oil (WVO) and diesel fuel. The oil in question will be donated by McDonalds. Other local area restaurants are also considering making similar donations. So far, just one vehicle has had the conversion done, though more are likely to closely follow. If the program in Manila proves successful, other nearby cities are likely to follow suit.
If the government authorities begin using veggie oil, how far could commercial use be behind? Along with the electric Jeepneys
which are now proliferating
through city centers in the area, the Philippines may just have a green-transportation revolution on their hands.