Our organization's pioneering efforts in the development of biofuel from animal fats and used cooking oils is built on over a century of rendering expertise and innovation, beginning in 1882 with the founding of Ira C. Darling & Company, which evolved into today’s Darling Ingredients. In 2012, Darling Ingredients acquired Griffin Industries LLC, another experienced and leading player in the American rendering industry. The DAR PRO Solutions brand was launched shortly after, bringing together Darling and Griffin’s rendering and restaurant services and their feed and fuel products under a single brand, providing a uniform service provider for customers all over the US. In 2015, we recognized that we could more directly provide for the needs of our customers by splitting DAR PRO into three distinct brands that work closely together to create maximum synergy: the continuation of DAR PRO Solutions as North America’s leading provider of used cooking oil collection and grease trap services for restaurants and supermarkets; and the new brands DAR PRO Ingredients, which is built on our legacy of expertise and innovation in providing quality proteins and fats to pet food, feed and aqua feed markets; and DAR PRO Bioenergy, which brings together our pioneering efforts in North America's renewable fuel production.
DAR PRO's roots and experience stretch back to the beginnings of our organization. With a legacy of over a century, Darling Ingredients has emerged as a global leader and innovator in the development and production of sustainable ingredients from nutrient-rich organic by-products, providing quality products and services to industries around the world. Our critical and environmentally safe solutions help protect the food and feed chains, keep people and animals safe, and benefit people, businesses and the environment.
Over the years, Darling Ingredients has expanded its business from traditional rendering operations to include a wide range of innovative residuals-to-resources services around the world. In January of 2014, Darling Ingredients expanded its operations to span five continents. Our organization now offers a global portfolio of over 400 products and services for the food, feed, fuel and pharmaceutical industries that are used in businesses and homes around the world every day.
Read more about Darling Ingredients’ 100-year journey of innovation