The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has reported that Delta-Energy’s new tire recycling plant in Greene County, Pennsylvania has received $2.5 million in state funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.
As previously reported on this blog, the plant will be used for tire depolymerization, a process that recovers petroleum-derived products, oil, gas and carbon black, from scrap tires. The facility will process 25 tons of waste tires per day.
According to Delta-Energy, this process results in much higher quality recycled carbon black than traditional pyrolysis, which makes the material more competitive with virgin carbon black. Bill Cole, VP, Product Management of Delta-Energy will deliver a paper on the process at next week’s Carbon Black World 2008 conference in Vancouver, BC.