Valero’s renewable diesel segment includes the operations of Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC (DGD), Valero’s consolidated joint venture with Darling Ingredients Inc. Operations include an approximately 18,000-barrel-per-day plant next to the Valero St. Charles Refinery at Norco, Louisiana, that produces renewable diesel fuel from recycled animal fats, used cooking oil and inedible corn oil.
Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest renewable diesel plant. An expansion underway will more than double annual capacity to 675 million gallons, approximately 44,000 barrels per day.
The renewable fuel meets the most stringent of low-carbon fuel standards and is primarily sold into the large California on-road diesel fuel market for Low Carbon Fuel Standard compliance. Significant volume also goes to Canadian and European customers for their respective low-carbon fuel requirements.
For more information about the partnership, go to www.diamondgreendiesel.com.