SOURCE: Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.

July 01, 2014 08:45 ET

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Announces the Delivery of Mercury Control Equipment for Major Utility Customer

WORTHINGTON, OH--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2014) - Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) today announces that it has delivered the first of its newly-designed mercury control feeder systems to the site of a major utility customer. This system was designed by ME2C to be operational in both enclosed and outdoor environments, and reduces the required space needed for system operations. This initial equipment delivery is for the first of the eleven electric generating units (EGUs) that ME2C contracted on for MATS regulations in the first quarter of 2014.

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (ME2C) employs patented and proprietary technologies to remove mercury from coal-power plant emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule requires that all coal- and oil-fired power plants in the U.S., larger than 25 mega-watts, to remove approximately 90% of mercury from their emissions, starting April 16, 2015.

ME2C President and CEO R. Alan Kelley stated, "This serves as another milestone day for ME2C, as we deliver the first of our newly designed feeder systems for mercury emissions control contracts that we've recently signed. We have continued to innovate, and to build on our best in class technology. We look forward to turning this system on for optimization efforts at the plant, and then for full MATS compliance beginning in early 2015, along with additional system deliveries already underway."

Kelley continued, "ME2C's solutions for mercury control have achieved success in full commercialization, after many years of intense development and testing. While rapidly executing on existing business, we are very excited about the prospects for further growth that lie before us, as the coal-power utility industry seeks solutions for compliance with MATS regulations, which begin next year. This is a very exciting time for our team, and for shareholders."

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. will update the 'Investor' portion of its website this week with photos of this milestone achievement, at www.midwestemissions.com/investors.

Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation develops and employs patented and proprietary technologies to remove mercury from coal-power plant emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule requires that all coal- and oil-fired power plants in the U.S., larger than 25 mega-watts, must remove roughly 90% of mercury from their emissions by April 16, 2015. ME2C employs patented technology that has been shown to achieve mercury removal levels compliant with MATS at a significantly lower cost and with less operational impact than currently used methods, while preserving the marketability of fly-ash for beneficial use, a roughly $450mm industry annually.

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