Midwest Energy Emissions Awarded Contract in Canada

WORTHINGTON, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 09/05/12 -- Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC) today announced that it has entered into a consulting and mercury control optimization contract with a major Canadian utility. The contract work will start immediately. It is expected that this work will lead to a brief demonstration of Midwest's patented and highly effective mercury control process and then hopefully to a full supply contract with this important client.

Midwest President and Chief Operating Officer, Alan Kelley, noted, "Along with the U.S., Canada has led the world in the control of mercury emissions from power plants and it is most gratifying to be awarded this contract now. Canada is an important market for us both in the near term and in the longer term as mercury emission regulations become more stringent in both countries."

About Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (ME2C)
We deliver cost effective mercury capture technologies to power plant and other large industrial coal-burning units in the United States and Canada. Our proprietary technology allows customers to meet even 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 the current equipment and on-going operations. For more information, see our website at www.midwestemissions.com.

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Jeffrey E. Davis
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Source: Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.