MEADVILLE, Pa. (Oct. 25, 2011)—The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for a tires-to-energy plant in Crawford County on the site of a World War II nitroglycerine plant, the DEP said.
Crawford Renewable Energy L.L.C., the company behind the tire-derived fuel project, plans to build a $350 million plant at Keystone Industrial Park in Greenwood Township.
The DEP permit represents the first phase of an air plan approval to Crawford Renewable Energy, the agency said. The agency decided to grant the permit after holding a public meeting on the issue July 27.
Pending action includes whether to issue permits to Crawford Renewable Energy for tire processing and storage, erosion and sedimentation control, wetlands encroachment and industrial wastewater disposal, the agency said.