Valero Energy Corporation : Diamond Green Diesel Plant Finishes Construction, Begins Production

Valero Energy Corporation : Diamond Green Diesel Plant Finishes Construction,
                              Begins Production

NORCO, La., June 26, 2013 -  The renewable diesel project operated by  Diamond 
Green Diesel, the joint venture between Valero subsidiary Diamond  Alternative 
Energy LLC and Darling International  Inc., has reached mechanical  completion 
and the  startup  process will  lead  to full  production,  company  officials 

Once it's  in full  operation,  the 9,300  barrel-per-day plant  will  process 
recycled animal fat and cooking oil as well as corn oil into renewable  diesel 
fuel that has comparable properties  to petroleum-based diesel. The  renewable 
diesel can be shipped by pipeline and meets low-carbon fuel standards.

"We're proud  to  announce  that  the Diamond  Green  Diesel  plant  has  been 
completed and started up," said Clay Bryant, Manager of Commercial  Operations 
for Diamond Green  Diesel "The renewable  diesel produced here  is not only  a 
U.S.-made renewable fuel  made from  U.S.-based feedstocks, but  it will  also 
create jobs, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and promote energy security."

About Darling:

Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of
rendering and  bakery  residuals  recycling solutions  to  the  nation's  food 
industry. Darling  recycles beef,  poultry and  pork by-product  streams  into 
useable ingredients  such as  tallow,  feed-grade fats,  meat and  bone  meal, 
poultry meal and hides.  Darling also recovers and converts used cooking  oil 
and commercial  bakery  residuals into  valuable  feed and  fuel  ingredients. 
These products  are  primarily  sold  to  agricultural,  pet  food,  leather, 
oleo-chemical and  biodiesel manufacturers  around  the world.  In  addition, 
Darling provides grease trap  collection services and  sells used cooking  oil 
collection  equipment  to  restaurants.  For  additional  information,   visit 
Darling's website at

About Valero:

Valero Energy  Corporation,  through  its subsidiaries,  is  an  international 
manufacturer  and  marketer  of  transportation  fuels,  other   petrochemical 
products and power.  Valero subsidiaries employ  approximately 10,500  people, 
and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity
of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a  combined 
production capacity of 1.2  billion gallons per year,  and a 50-megawatt  wind 
farm. More than 7,300 outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and
Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada;  and 
Texaco in the  United Kingdom  and Ireland. Valero  is a  Fortune 500  company 
based in San Antonio. Please visit for more information.

Safe-Harbor Statement

Statements contained in this release that state the Company's or  management's 
expectations or  predictions  of  the future  are  forward-looking  statements 
intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Act  of 
1933 and the Securities Exchange Act  of 1934. The words "believe,"  "expect," 
"should,"  "estimates,"  "intend,"  and  other  similar  expressions  identify 
forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results  could 
differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements.

Melissa Gaither (Darling), (972) 717-0300
Bill Day (Valero), (210) 345-2928


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