Animal tallow – a rendered form of fat which includes beef tallow, pork lard, and chicken fat – is an increasingly attractive feedstock option for biodiesel manufacturers in North America and Europe due to its availability, comparatively low cost, and high cetane number (an important quality parameter for diesel fuel). As an ISCC-certified global supplier of biofuel materials, Targray is well-positioned to help meet the international biodiesel sector’s growing need for affordable feedstocks like tallow.

  • International sourcing network of ISCC-certified animal tallow feedstock suppliers
  • Animal tallow procurement programs with flexible and long-term pricing options
  • Expertise surrounding compliance and supply chain sustainability
  • Real-time pricing and product availability information for buyers
  • Turnkey logistics services managed entirely in-house
  • Biofuel feedstock trading desks in North America and Europe

Feedstock Industry Partner Associations

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International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a certification system for sustainability, traceability and GHG emission savings. Its goal is to facilitate and improve the various aspects of sustainability in biomass value chains. Targray first obtained its ISCC certification in 2014, and has been a corporate member of ISCC System since 2019.

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The American Fats and Oils Association (AFOA) is a non-profit organization focused on fostering trade and commerce within the United States and throughout the world for animal, fish, and vegetable fats, oils, and protein. The AFOA works to promote uniformity and certainty in the standards of such products and in the customs and usages of the trade.


The TITRE determines the solidification point of fatty acids and is expressed in degrees centigrade (˚C). For practical purposes the TITRE can be considered as a measure of the hardness or softness of the material in question.


Means Free Fatty Acid. It is customarily reported in percentage of Oleic Acid.


Stands for Fat Analysis Committee. This method determines the Color of Fats and Oils by comparison with AOCS FAC color standards.

R & B Color:

Is the color after Refining and Bleaching and is expressed in terms of Red on a 5 1/4 inch cell or tube of AOCS methods.


Peroxide Value is expressed in Milli Equivalents per Kilo and is a measure of Fat Oxidation.


These common tests often grouped together and referred to as MIU content are:

(M)— Moisture and Volatile Matter

(I)— Insoluble Impurities

(U)— Unsaponifiable Matter

All three are reported as percentages and serve to measure the amount of non-fatty matter present.


Stands for Iodine Value. The iodine value is a measure of the unsaturation of fats and oils and is expressed in terms of the number of centigrams of iodine absorbed per gram of sample.


(Information provided by the American Fats and Oils Association)

GRADES                                                          SPECIFICATIONS

1) Edible Tallow  41.00.75    3none    *
2) Lard (Edible)  38.00.50  **none    *
3) Top White Tallow  41.02    5  0.5    1
4) All Beef Packer Tallow  42.02none  0.5    1
5) Extra Fancy Tallow  41.03    5none    1
6) Fancy Tallow  40.54    7none    1
7) Bleachable Fancy Tallow  40.54none  1.5    1
8) Prime Tallow  40.5613-11Bnone    1
9) Special Tallow  40.010    21none    1
10) No.2 Tallow  40.035nonenone    2
11) “A” Tallow  39.015    39none    2
12) Choice White Grease  36.0413-11Bnone    1
13) Yellow Grease    *******    39none    2
14) “Technical Tallow (inedible)”as grade 1A  41.00.75    3none    *
15) Used Cooking Oil  ****15    39none    2

* Moisture maximum 0.20%. Insoluble Impurities maximum 0.05%

** Lovibond Color 5 1/4 inch cell – Max. 1.5 Red. Lard Peroxide Value 4.0 ME/K Max.

*** Titre minimum, when required, to be negotiated between buyer and seller on a contract-by-contract basis.

**** FFA Maximum, when required, to be negotiated between buyer and seller on a contract-by-contract basis.

# – Impurities shall not exceed 0.15% except as otherwise negotiated by buyer and seller on a contract-by-contract basis


(Information provided by the American Fats and Oils Association; See previous tab for definitions )

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