Renewable diesel fuel plant opens, 9,300 barrels per day


The Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco LA will use animal fat leftovers from processing, used cooking oil, and corn oil to create upwards of 9,300 barrels of low-carbon renewable diesel fuel a day.

The refinery uses cutting edge technology to convert approximately 11% of our country’s animal fat and used cooking oil into a fuel that has the same properties as petroleum diesel, allowing this green diesel to integrate seamlessly with Valero’s existing fuel infrastructure, with distribution via pipeline to their consumer base. Diamond Green Diesel will meet the ASTM D975 specification for diesel fuel and will allow for a biodegradable additive to be mixed into Valero’s general diesel fuel supply, thereby meeting the government mandates established in RFS2.