Darling updates on Diamond Green Diesel

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Darling reports that after a successful startup of Diamond Green Diesel, or 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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