Rendering and recycling leader Darling International Inc. and energy giant Valero announce that their joint venture renewable diesel plant opens in Louisiana. This Darling International news release says the Diamond Green Diesel plant, when fully operational, will crank out 9,300 barrels per day of the green fuel made from animal fat, used cooking oil and corn oil:
Darling International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stuewe said, “We are proud to report the mechanical completion and startup of Diamond Green Diesel. This joint venture will be a producer of high quality renewable diesel capable of fulfilling the RFS2 biomass-based diesel mandate. Our partnership with Valero will benefit Diamond Green Diesel through multiple operational synergies.”
Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of rendering and bakery residuals recycling solutions to the nation’s food industry. The Company recycles beef, poultry and pork by-product streams into useable ingredients such as tallow, feed-grade fats, meat and bone meal, poultry meal and hides. The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients.
Company officials say the renewable diesel can be shipped by pipeline and meets low-carbon fuel standards.