The famous chicken restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, Inc. recently picked Darling Ingredients to turn its used cooking oil into ‘cleaner-burning renewable transportation fuel,’ according to a press release on Monday.
Darling Ingredients is a leading producer of renewable energy and the largest publicly-traded company turning food waste into sustainable products. The company will use its service brand DAR PRO Solutions to collect used cooking oil from all Chick-fil-A restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.
DAR PRO Solutions explained on their website how they process used cooking oil;
Our mission is to make the used cooking oil collection process as simple and unobtrusive as possible.
- We deliver a grease container to fit your needs
- Service is auto scheduled with frequency based on tank capacity and volume of used cooking oil
- We operate 24/7 to collect used cooking oil without interrupting your operations
- Contactless Grease Removal: In-house technicians extract oil without entering building and require zero employee interaction
- Material is repurposed locally at one of our 80+ biosecure processing plants
- The majority of used cooking oil is recycled and used in the production of clean-burning biofuels
Read the full news release from Darling Ingredients below:
Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), the world’s leading company turning food waste into sustainable products and producer of renewable energy, today announced Chick-fil-A, Inc. has chosen Darling Ingredients to convert its used cooking oil into cleaner burning renewable transportation fuel. Darling Ingredients’ service brand DAR PRO Solutions, will collect used cooking oil from all Chick-fil-A restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.
“We admire Chick-fil-A’s commitment to reducing food waste and are proud to be part of a solution that keeps food waste out of our landfills while delivering a renewable fuel that reduces GHG emissions,” said Sandra Dudley, Darling Ingredients Executive Vice President, Renewables and U.S. Specialty Operations.
“At Chick-fil-A, we are committed to caring – and that includes caring for others through our food and caring for our planet,” said Rodney Bullard, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “Our innovative partnership with DAR PRO Solutions helps us be responsible stewards of the resources at our restaurants and allows us to support the future of renewable transportation fuel – all while positively influencing the communities we serve.”
Each year, Darling Ingredients turns hundreds of millions of pounds of used cooking oil into renewable diesel through its Diamond Green Diesel venture. Diamond Green Diesel is estimated to produce more than 700 million gallons of renewable diesel in 2022. The finished renewable fuel can reduce greenhouse gasses by up to 85 percent.