Midwest Energy Emissions Signs Agreement to Perform Demonstration of Its Mercury Removal Technology With Major Southwest Power Producer

WORTHINGTON, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 08/15/12 -- Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with a major Southwestern U.S. power producer to perform a demonstration of Midwest's mercury removal technology on one of the power producer's large generating units. The demonstration will be carried out this fall.

Alan Kelley, President of Midwest commented, "This is another of what is expected to be many tests as companies prepare to meet the mercury emission limits set to begin in early 2015 under the EPA MATS rule."

"When we do demonstrations on units which are in states with existing state regulations or plant commitments to mercury control, we expect some or all of those will yield commercial contracts for us well in advance of the federal MATS compliance deadline in 2015. If those contract expectations are realized, it would have a material positive impact on our company."

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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Source: Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.