Tag: Darling

Diamond Green Diesel starts up, largest advanced biofuels facility goes online

Diamond Green Diesel starts up, largest advanced biofuels facility goes online

May 15, 2014 |

Diamond Green Diesel using UOP/Eni Ecofining process technology to produce more than 130 million gallons per year of renewable diesel In Illinois, UOP, a Honeywell company, announced that Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana, has started up, using the UOP/Eni Ecofinin process technology. The Norco, Louisiana, facility, which was mechanically completed last year, converts […]

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Darling approved to purchase rendering and biodiesel business

Darling approved to purchase rendering and biodiesel business

October 28, 2013 |

In Canada, Darling International has been approved for their $620m purchase of Maple Leaf Foods’ rendering and biodiesel business, Rothsay. The Competition Bureau, Canada’s competition watchdog, revealed in a statement that it concluded the deal would not substantially lessen or prevent competition. Rothsay operates six rendering plants across Canada and a biodiesel facility in Quebec. […]

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Darling International acquires Vion Ingredients for biodiesel feedstock

Darling International acquires Vion Ingredients for biodiesel feedstock

October 14, 2013 |

In Texas, Darling International is acquiring Vion Ingredients, a Dutch renderer, in a $2.2 billion deal to expand their supply of possible biodiesel feedstocks. Vion’s network of 58 rendering facilities worldwide is added to Darling’s subsidiaries after they announced their acquisition of a Canadian renderer last week. The deal could close as early as January. […]

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Darling to purchase Maple Leaf Foods biodiesel for $613M

Darling to purchase Maple Leaf Foods biodiesel for $613M

August 25, 2013 |

In Canada, Darling Inc will buy Maple Leaf Foods’ rendering and biodiesel business for $613M in cash. The business includes six rendering plants across Canada, and a biodiesel facility in Quebec, and is “hugely profitable,” claims Octagon Capital analyst Robert Gibson. After Maple Leaf recorded a surprising second-quarter loss on July 31, due in part […]

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Largest green diesel plant completed in US, Diamond Green Diesel: can it make money?

Largest green diesel plant completed in US, Diamond Green Diesel: can it make money?

July 1, 2013 |

A now-complete 142 million gallon green diesel monster project will easily deliver big on renewable energy targets and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. But it also offers a material path to profits for its parents, Valero Energy and Darling International. In Louisiana, Darling International announced that Diamond Green Diesel, the joint venture between Valero subsidiary Diamond […]

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Hack this voice mail

Hack this voice mail

December 15, 2011 |

Following a stinging WSJ editorial board critique on cellulosic biofuels, we leave a fact-filled voice mail for News Corp to hack. Meanwhile, Mascoma lands $80M and heads for scale. The Wall Street Journal editorial page writers published a stinging indictment of cellulosic biofuels this week. Bottom line: the Journal is offering the shortfall in the […]

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Valero finances major renewable diesel project; Darling/Valero JV drops DOE loan guarantee quest

Valero finances major renewable diesel project; Darling/Valero JV drops DOE loan guarantee quest

June 1, 2011 |

In Texas, Darling International announced that Diamond Green Diesel LLC, its previously announced joint venture project with Valero Energy Corporation, has secured financing for the planned construction of its renewable diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana.  Financing will be provided internally by a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation. With this, the company abandoned a lengthy quest […]

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USDA, DOE announce $646M in advanced biofuels loan guarantees

USDA, DOE announce $646M in advanced biofuels loan guarantees

[ 0 ] January 21, 2011 |

In Washington, the USDA and DOE announced four loan guarantees worth $645 million to Coskata, Ineos BIO, Enerkem cellulosic ethanol projects, and a Valero-Darling renewable diesel project in Louisiana. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced three projects totaling $405 million in guarantee loans. The winners: a 55 million gallon Coskata cellulosic ethanol project in Greene County, […]

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