Wendy’s restaurants report Darling partnership produced 2.8M gallons of renewable diesel in 2020
Wendy’s recently released its corporate responsibility report in which the restaurant company cites its partnership with Dar Pro Solutions, a Darling Ingredients brand, for producing 2.8 million gallons of cleaner-burning renewable diesel from 24 million pounds of used cooking oil in the U.S. This renewable diesel reduces up to 85 percent greenhouse gas emissions than traditional petroleum diesel.
Dar Pro Solutions partners with Wendy’s to safely store and collect used cooking oil from Wendy’s company-operated and franchised restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. This coproduct of Wendy’s French fry and chicken nugget production is processed by a Dar Pro Solutions operation that then gets transported to Darling’s Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana, where it is converted into cleaner-burning renewable diesel. This biofuel is usable as a drop-in blend for the transportation sector, adding to Wendy’s and Darling’s mission to convert food production coproduct into valuable products.
“We value our partnerships like Dar Pro’s and Wendy’s restaurants across North America and view it as a significant piece of the solution for sustainable living on this planet,” said Randall C. Stuewe, chairman and CEO of Darling Ingredients Inc. “Our purpose is to help Wendy’s and all our customers repurpose their used cooking oil and protect the environment.”
Visit here to see Wendy’s 2020 corporate responsibility report and learn more about their sustainability efforts.