Renewable diesel JV studies second plant

Valero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc. have begun advanced engineering and development cost review for what the refining company says would be the first renewable diesel facility in Texas.

Valero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc. have begun advanced engineering and development cost review for what the refining company says would be the first renewable diesel facility in Texas.

The plant, in Port Arthur, Tex., would have design capacity to produce 400 million gal/year of renewable diesel and 40 million gal/year of renewable naphtha from recycled animal fats, used cooking oil, and inedible corn oil.

It would be operated by the companies’ 50-50 joint venture Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC.

Green Diesel operates a renewable diesel plant at Norco, La., where capacity is being expanded to about 675 million gal/year from 275 million gal/year (OGJ Online, May 6, 2019).

The proposed plant would be near Valero’s 395,000-b/d Port Arthur refinery. A final investment decision is expected in 2021.

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