Diamond Green Diesel is one of the world’s pioneering renewable energy projects. It is a sustainable biofuel facility that is helping meet America’s growing renewable energy demands. At the Diamond Green Diesel refinery in Norco, Louisiana, we are able to produce up to 12,000 barrels of renewable diesel every day.
The Norco plant is capable of annually converting approximately 1.3 billion pounds of fat into approximately 160 million gallons of green diesel. A recently announced plant expansion will increase capacity to 275 million gallons annually, expected to be completed by the start of 2018. The end product is compatible with petroleum-based diesel fuel and can be shipped by pipeline. Importantly, our fuel has a carbon life cycle low enough to meet the most stringent low-carbon fuel standards. Diamond Green Diesel's renewable diesel meets the requirements of California's Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS), which mandates the lowering of greenhouse gas emissions of at least 10% by 2020 in an effort to lower the carbon footprint of transportation.
Our biofuels are made from food residuals – animal fats, used cooking oil and other feed stocks. Rather than placing these materials in landfills or putting them to no use, we are producing sustainable fuel without diminishing the world's food supply, using fertile land space, or diminishing nature’s resources.
In short, Diamond Green Diesel creates, rather than depletes, resources our growing world needs.
Biofuels like Diamond Green Diesel can reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, improve energy security and bring jobs and investment opportunities
Like conventional diesel, Diamond Green renewable diesel is a hydrocarbon that meets ASTM International’s standard for Diesel Fuel Oils (D-975).
Diamond Green Diesel began as a joint venture of Darling Ingredients and Diamond Alternative Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation. It was our first move into the mass-scale production of renewable diesel.