For over a century, our parent company, Darling Ingredients, has provided increasingly diverse and sustainable waste solutions to the U.S. food industry for the removal and repurposing of organic meat by-products and used cooking oils. The history of DAR PRO Solutions reaches as far back as 1882 with the founding of Ira C. Darling & Company, which later evolved into today’s Darling Ingredients. As an experienced and leading player in the rendering industry our company has the infrastructure and resources to provide necessary service and the most innovative equipment options to meet our customers needs.
DAR PRO's roots and experience stretch back to the beginnings of our organization. With a legacy of over a century, Darling Ingredients has emerged as a global leader and innovator in the development and production of sustainable ingredients from nutrient-rich organic by-products and provides sustainably sourced quality products and services to industries around the world. Our critical and environmentally safe solutions help protect the food and feed chains, keep people and animals safe, and benefit people, businesses and the environment.
The capability for used cooking oils and animal fats to be used as feedstock and renewable energy helps alleviate the demand on the world’s dwindling energy resources. Darling Ingredients, with its broad portfolio of sustainable feed and food ingredients, has elevated the value and usefulness of used cooking oil and animal fats.
When we process the carbon-rich meat by-products we collect from our customers, we contribute to maintaining a healthy environment in three important ways:
We divert carbon and nitrogen away from the soil, surface waters, groundwater and the atmosphere through effective recycling.
We transform the carbon and nitrogen we capture into useful products, which reduces the production of greenhouse gases that result when new products are produced and later discarded.
We offer a safer and more efficient alternative to landfill, incineration or composting of inedible meat by-products or farm mortalities.
Over the years, Darling Ingredients has expanded its business from traditional rendering operations to include a wide range of innovative residuals-to-resources services around the world. In January of 2014, Darling Ingredients expanded its operations to span five continents. Our organization now offers a global portfolio of over 400 products and services for the food, feed, fuel, fertilizer and pharmaceutical industries that are used in businesses and homes around the world every day.
Read our new greenpaper, "Gatekeeper of the Food Chain" to learn more about how our industry protects the health of planet, animals and people.
Our industry is often referred to as the Gatekeeper of the Food Chain. By repurposing select food waste into sustainable goods, the rendering industry plays an active and critical role in protecting animal, human and environmental health.
This first issue takes a close look at how rendering carbon-based materials is not only the most efficient, but the safest way to dispose of the meat by-products not consumed by human diets. By repurposing this material, we not only safeguard our planet and food chain, but we give a second life to material that would have been discarded.
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