Diester Industry is owned by Sofiproteol, a French company that focuses on human nutrition, animal feed, renewable chemistry, and renewable energy. The company was founded in 1983 as a financial establishment for another agribusiness called Prolea. The original mission of the company was to develop French vegetable oil and protein industries.
Diester Indsutry was created in 1992 and is focused on the development of oilseed crops for renewable energy and chemistry. It currently has an installed capacity of 3 million metric tonnes of biodiesel. The organization is also a leader in the production of vegetable glycerin, which is a byproduct of the production of biodiesel. Glycerin capacity exceeds 350,000 metric tonnes, which makes Diester one of the largest glycerin producers in the world.