Darling International Inc. Announces Diamond Green Diesel Begins Production

 Darling International Inc. Announces Diamond Green Diesel Begins Production

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, June 26, 2013

IRVING, Texas, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE:
DAR)  today announces 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 of renewable diesel.

Once in full operations, the 9,300 barrel-per-day plant will process recycled
animal fat and used 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.

Darling International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stuewe
said, "We are proud to report the mechanical completion and startup of Diamond
Green Diesel. This joint venture will be a producer of high quality renewable
diesel capable of fulfilling the RFS2 biomass-based diesel mandate. Our
partnership with Valero will benefit Diamond Green Diesel through multiple
operational synergies."

Darling International Inc. is the largest and only publicly traded provider of
rendering and bakery residuals recycling solutions to the nation's food
industry. The Company 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. The Company 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, the
Company provides grease trap collection services and sells used cooking oil
collection equipment to restaurants. For additional information, visit the
Company's website at http://www.darlingii.com.

{This media release contains forward-looking statements regarding the business
operations and prospects of Darling and industry factors affecting it. These
statements are identified by words such as "may," "will," " begin," " look
forward," "expect," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "should," "potential,"
"estimate," "continue," "momentum" and other words referring to events to
occur in the future. These statements reflect Darling's current view of future
events and are based on its assessment of, and are subject to, a variety of
risks and uncertainties beyond its control, including disturbances in world
financial, credit, commodities and stock markets; potential changes in
national and international regulations affecting the Company's products; a
decline in consumer confidence and discretionary spending; the general
performance of the U.S. and global economies; global demands for bio-fuels
and grain and oilseed commodities, which have exhibited volatility, and can
impact the cost of feed for cattle, hogs, and poultry, thus affecting
available rendering feedstock; risks associated with the renewable diesel
plant in Norco, Louisiana owned and operated by a joint venture between
Darling and Valero Energy Corporation; risks relating to possible third party
claims of intellectual property infringement; risks associated with the
development of competitive sources for alternative renewable diesel or
comparable fuels; challenges associated with the Company's ongoing enterprise
resource planning system project; economic disruptions resulting from the
European debt crisis; and continued or escalated conflict in the Middle East,
North Korea or elsewhere, each of which could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Other risks
and uncertainties regarding Darling, its business and the industry in which it
operates are referenced from time to time in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Darling is under no obligation to (and
expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its
forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.}

For More Information, contact:
                                               251 O'Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite
Melissa A. Gaither, Director Investor          300
Relations                                      Irving, Texas 75038
                                               Phone: (972) 717-0300

SOURCE Darling International Inc.

Website: http://www.darlingii.com