Valero subsidiary, Darling to produce diesel from fats, oils

26 June 2013 23:06  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A joint venture between Valero subsidiary Diamond Alternative Energy and Darling International has reached mechanical completion and soon will start producing renewable diesel from recycled animal fat, used cooking oil and corn oil, Darling announced on Wednesday.

When its Norco, Louisiana, plant is fully operational, Diamond Green Diesel will produce 9,300 bbl/day, or 137m gal/year, of renewable diesel that is comparable to petroleum-based diesel and meets low-carbon fuel standards, Darling said in a news release.

No timetable was given for when the plant would reach full operations. A call to Darling International seeking comment was not immediately returned.

According to Diamond Green’s website, the company would like to convert about 11% of US animal fat and used cooking oil into biodiesel.

Darling is a US-based recycler of food and oil products, turning such biomaterial into tallow, feed-grade fats, feed and fuel ingredients for use in fields such as oleochemical and biodiesel production, as well as in agriculture.

US-based Valero is an international refiner of fuels and other petrochemical products.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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