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Biodiesel from Darlings Diamond Green Diesel facility was used to fuel Boeing's cross-country test flight with its ecoDemonstrator 757 this week.

The plane flew from Seattle to Langley, Va., using a blend of 95% petroleum jet fuel and 5% green diesel fuel made from waste animal fats, inedible corn oil and used cooking oil provided by Diamond Green Diesel, a joint venture of Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) and Darling Ingredients (NYSE:DAR)

What caught my eye is this bit about Diamond Green's fuel:

What distinguishes the green diesel that Boeing used in its recent flight is that global production capacity for the fuel totals 800 million gallons annually already. That amount represents about 1.33% of the global jet fuel demand of 60 billion gallons a year, but it is enough to make production of green diesel worth the effort.

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