Nine months after former Gov. Haley Barbour introduced an Illinois-based team from Elevance Renewable Sciences to Adams County on a hot June day, work on the ground to prep the former Delta Fuels site for a biorefinery and specialty chemicals operation remains to be seen.
The original proposal predicted construction on the first phase of biorefinery to start in the fourth quarter of 2011. Now, the company projects a proposed start date for the first-phase operations to be in 2013 and cannot provide an estimate of when construction will begin.
Though construction hasn’t been under way, the site has seen more action than it may have ever had when owned by Delta Fuels — the result of a slight change in plans.