Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation Announces Technology Demonstration To Reduce Mercury Emissions At A Leading Southwestern U.S. Electric Power Producer

WORTHINGTON, Ohio, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation (OTCQB: MEEC) today announced that it has signed an agreement with a southwestern U.S. electric power producer to perform a demonstration of Midwest Energy Emissions' mercury removal technology. This demonstration is scheduled to take place this spring.

Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation develops and employs patented and proprietary technologies to remove mercury from coal-fired power plant emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) regulations require that all coal- and oil- fired power plants in the U.S., larger than 25 megawatts, become compliant with strict Mercury reductions - near 90 percent across the U.S. fleet - by April 16, 2015. MEEC 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.

Alan Kelley, president and chief operating officer of Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation, said, "This demonstration represents an exciting opportunity for MEEC. The client is a company that we worked with a number of years ago prior to the issuance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's MATS requirements. The type of fuel used at this facility is extremely difficult for existing technologies to achieve compliance. Our patented, next-generation technology delivers outstanding results while maintaining focus on economic performance, including the preservation of fly-ash for beneficial industrial use."

Kelley continued, "With twenty-three demonstrations either completed or contracted, we continue to establish that MEEC offers the best solution for the coal-fired power industry to achieve economic compliance with MATS, across myriad types of fuels used in power generation, and the various power plant system designs that are in operation. Our technology delivers a unique value proposition in that it is proven to be a safe, reliable and economical bridge to cleaner coal-power emissions."

About Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (ME2C)

Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation delivers cost effective mercury capture technologies to power plants and other large industrial coal-burning units in the United States and Canada. The Company's proprietary technology allows customers to meet the new, highly restrictive standards the U.S. EPA has set for mercury emissions, in an effective and economical manner with the least disruption to their current equipment and on-going operations. For more information, please refer to the Company's website at www.midwestemissions.com.

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Contact:

Investor Contact:

Alan Kelley

Joe Diaz

President and COO 

Managing Partner

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.

Lytham Partners, LLC

614-505-6115 

602-889-9700


meec@lythampartners.com

SOURCE Midwest Energy Emissions Corporation



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