IRVING, TEXAS – Darling Ingredients announced on March 21 that it partnered with Chick-fil-A Inc. to convert used cooking oil into renewable transportation fuel. 

DAR PRO Solutions, a Darling Ingredients service brand, will collect used cooking oil from restaurants in the United States and Canada.

"We admire Chick-fil-A's commitment to reducing food waste and are proud to be part of a solution that keeps food waste out of our landfills while delivering a renewable fuel that reduces GHG emissions," said Sandra Dudley, executive vice president for renewables and US specialty operations at Darling Ingredients.

Chick-fil-A runs more than 2,700 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, DC, and Canada.

"At Chick-fil-A, we are committed to caring – and that includes caring for others through our food and caring for our planet," said Rodney Bullard, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A. "Our innovative partnership with DAR PRO Solutions helps us be responsible stewards of the resources at our restaurants and allows us to support the future of renewable transportation fuel – all while positively influencing the communities we serve." 

Darling said that it turns hundreds of millions of pounds of used cooking oil into renewable diesel each year through its Diamond Green Diesel venture. The company estimated that it would produce more than 700 million gallons of renewable diesel in 2022. The finished renewable fuel can reduce greenhouse gasses by up to 85%.