Sustainability

Second-generation biofuels

Our Bioline fuel is classified as an ingredient for so-called second-generation biofuel and as feedstock for the production of biodiesel. Several factors contribute to this classification.

The environmental performance of our second-generation biofuels is far better than that of mineral or fossil fuels. For instance, the carbon footprint of second-generation fuels is far smaller.

  • The raw materials we use are not classified as suitable for the production of food or feed ingredients and under European have to be converted legislation into (bio)fuels;
  • Our processes do not infringe on the food or feed chain;
  • Because of the regional availability of our raw materials, we do not need to transport raw materials over long distances.

Powering our own plant – and 4,900 Dutch households

As a part of Darling Ingredients, we at Ecoson like to close the loops in everything we do. Here are some examples:

  • Our own bio-digestion plant operates entirely on self-produced renewable gas and electricity 
  • We produce renewable electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of 11.000 households
  • The volume of certified renewable gas we generate is equivalent to the energy needed by almost 4,900 Dutch households: our processing of pig manure yields enough energy for 1,700  households, while our food waste processing facility produces enough for another 3,200 households
  • Annually we produce enough feedstock for renewable fuel from animal fat for a vehicle to drive 1.3 billion kilometers

Find out more about Darling Ingredients' sustainable promise of social responsibility