Delta-Energy gets $2.5 million grant

Delta-Energy, LLC, through its parent company R.J. Lee Group in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, will receive a $2.5 million grant from Pennsylvania to build a chemical plant in Greene County.

The 20,000 square foot plant will use Delta-Energy’s patented depolymerization process to recover gas and liquid organics for use in petroleum fuel markets from scrap tires. It will also recover carbon black-based solid products for use in rubber, plastics and coatings applications.

The facility will have the capacity to process at least 1.3 million passenger tires each year and will create 25-30 new jobs. Construction is to begin in 2008.