The Delta-Energy Group, LLC, is relocating its current operations to a facility formerly owned by the International Paper facility in Natchez, Missouri. The new project will translate into an investment amounting to about US$45 million, and will also create approximately 91 new jobs in the process.
From its new location, Delta-Energy Natchez, LLC – a fully-owned subsidiary – will carry out its proprietary process of reclaiming purchased feedstock from scrap tires. Examples of this feedstock include hydrocarbon liquids as well as carbon solids, with little or no waste. This carbon feedstock will then be sold to manufacturers of rubber compounds, whereas the hydrocarbon liquids will make their way to the chemical industry.
Governor Phil Bryant said that he appreciated the company’s decision to relocate operations to Natchez – a move that will bring new jobs to the area. The CEO of Delta-Energy Paul Lee said that the company was excited about applying their material reclaim technology on the commercial scale. The company has been engaged in these technology developments efforts for over 10 years. Reports in local media stated that the MDA also offered assistance to make the project possible, and to reconstruct a rail spur that would serve the new site.
Brent Christensen, MDA’s executive director, said that the MDA was happy about possessing the required resources to help companies relocate or expand in the state. Delta-Energy Group took root as a small project under the aegis of the RJ Lee Group – a company known for its contribution to the materials science industry. The company employs about 250 specialists that develop new materials science technologies geared toward solving numerous scientific issues.
Delta-Energy has a patented process, known as DEPolymerization™, that makes it possible to efficiently recover D-E Black® carbon solids.