The Heavy Engineering arm of Larsen & Toubro, flagged off five critical renewable diesel reactors to North America’s largest renewable diesel producer Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), two weeks ahead of the contractual delivery date.
DGD is a joint venture of Darling Ingredients Inc. and Valero Energy Corporation in Texas, USA. L&T is executing additional three such green diesel projects for the US and European clients at Larsen & Toubro’s fully integrated, state-of-the-art, digitally-enabled Heavy Engineering Complex located at Hazira in Gujarat.
The reactors manufactured by L&T will process biomass (recycled animal fats, used cooking oil, and inedible corn oil) to make green diesel. Renewable diesel can be used without modifications to existing diesel engines. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared with conventional diesel fuel.