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Darling International Inc. Updates On Diamond Green Diesel

          Darling International Inc. Updates On Diamond Green Diesel

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 27, 2013

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE:
DAR)  today reports that after a successful startup of Diamond Green Diesel
(DGD), the Company's joint venture with Valero Energy Corporation to produce
renewable diesel, and initial achievement of nameplate continuous production
of approximately 9,300 barrels per day, DGD has determined that a heat
exchanger must be replaced to improve the plant's reliability under actual
process conditions. DGD will continue to operate during the replacement of
the heat exchanger, which is expected to be completed by mid-October, but thru
put rates will be lowered to approximately 5000-7000 barrels per day during
this time period. According to DGD, the installation of this heat exchanger
is expected to help it achieve improved production rates in the long term.

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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 International 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 International'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 risks associated with closing
  its acquisition of the Rothsay business unit of Maple Leaf Foods, Inc.,
  disturbances in world financial, credit, commodities, stock markets and
  climatic conditions; unanticipated 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
  International and Valero Energy Corporation, including possible
  unanticipated operating disruptions; risks relating to possible third party
  claims on intellectual property infringement; economic disruptions resulting
  from the European debt crisis; and continued or escalated conflict in the
  Middle East, each of which could cause actual results to differ materially
  from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Other risks and
  uncertainties regarding Darling International, 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 International
  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:
  Melissa A. Gaither, Director Investor        251 O'Connor Ridge Blvd., Suite
  Relations                                    300
                                               Irving, Texas 75038
                                               Phone: 972-717-0300

SOURCE Darling International Inc.

Website: http://www.darlingii.com