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Valero understands the importance of exploring alternative-energy opportunities and employing latest technologies to protect the environment. From the company's wind farm in the Texas Panhandle to its ethanol plants, Valero is leading the way.
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The company built a wind farm outside its McKee Refinery in the Texas Panhandle, with 33 turbines capable of generating 50 megawatts of electricity.

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·          Valero operates 11 state-of-the-art ethanol plants, and was the first traditional refiner to enter production of ethanol, under subsidiary Valero Renewable Fuels Company LLC, or Valero Renewables for short.


·          Ethanol is an environmentally friendly source of high-octane renewable fuel produced by fermenting converted corn starch with yeast. It is used as a blending agent for gasoline.


·         The co-product left after the ethanol is removed from fermented corn mash, called distillers grains, is sold as high-protein livestock feed.


·         The entire kernel of corn is converted to ethanol or distillers grains.



Diamond Green Diesel
Diamond Green Diesel, a joint-venture partnership of Valero subsidiary Diamond Alternative Energy LLC and Darling Ingredients Inc., produces renewable diesel fuel from recycled animal fat, used cooking oil and distiller's corn oil, at a 10,000-barrel-per-day facility next to the Valero St. Charles Refinery.
With the facility's opening, Diamond Green Diesel is the largest biomass-based diesel plant in the U.S., capable of annually converting 1.3 billion pounds of feedstock into more than 160 million gallons of renewable diesel.
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Click on the link below to view information about the plant, including an overview, awards and honors, community activity, contact information and distillers grains information, or to sign up to receive daily corn bids by e-mail.
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