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Johnny Rockets recycles fry oil

Through Dar Pro Solution’s green program, Johnny Rockets’ 29 corporate-owned restaurants recycle nearly 7,200 lbs. of used cooking oil per year, per restaurant. The collection and recycling of waste oil not only saves and produces energy, it also keeps the used product out of waterways and addresses the growing demand for renewable energy sources.

Dar Pro Solutions offers environmentally-safe methods for disposal and sustainable use of fry oil for restaurant chains, grocery retailers and other food service businesses. The company converts animal fats and recycled greases, as well as plant oils such as soybean oil into its exclusive biodiesel fuel, called Bio G-3000™ Premium Biodiesel fuel. Bio G-3000™ can be used in place of diesel fuel without engine modification or performance reduction and is the fastest growing domestically produced alternative fuel.

Dar Pro recently partnered with Valero Energy Corporation in a joint venture to build a green diesel plant, which is designed to produce 9,300 barrels of renewable diesel per day. The plant will make use of the Norco LA Refinery’s pipelines and 7000 domestic stores to make Diamond Green Diesel available nationwide. The Diamond Green Diesel facility will convert as much as 11 percent of the U.S.’ animal fat and used cooking oil into renewable diesel.