KENT CO., Del. - A green technology company based in Kent County with a long-term goal of creating more than 300 jobs is asking for financial assistance from the State of Delaware to help grow its business.
To garner political support, the start-up company called Green Interest Enterprises has been more than willing to show off its innovative equipment.
In a recent demonstration at its current facility in Cheswold, a giant portable device known as the "Green Earth Machine" cleaned up contaminated soil in a matter of minutes. In another display, filthy water polluted with oil went into one end of a machine and came out of the other end crystal clear.
Lance Moffa, the company's program administrator, says the company is hoping to impress enough people in the Delaware Economic Development Office to earn a grant from the Strategic Fund, money set aside in the state budget to stimulate the economy.
With the proper funding to get going, Moffa says 25 jobs would be created immediately. He says 150 jobs – and $9 million in sales – would be generated by the end of the third year, and 350 jobs would be produced long term.
The company claims its equipment is ready right now for practical uses such as the cleaning up of oil spills and Superfund sites.