September 17, 2009

Valero to produce fat-based green diesel

The green blogger is certainly familiar with US tallow and grease producer Darling International given that she pestered them every week between the year 2000 and 2006 for pricing information. Hopefully, their new venture into the renewable diesel market with oil company Valero Energy (via its subsidiary) will work out.

According to Darling, the joint venture plans to build a 135 million gallons/year renewable diesel production facility on a site adjacent to Valero's St. Charles refinery in Louisiana. The plant will use waste grease and maybe other feedstock.

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