Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (ME2C) Signs Letter of Intent to Perform a Demonstration of Its Mercury Removal Technology With a Midwest Energy Company

WORTHINGTON, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/12 -- Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC), a mercury emission capture technology company for power plants and other coal burning units, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with a Midwest energy company to perform a demonstration of its mercury removal technology on two of the power company's electric generating units (EGU). The demonstration will be done this summer subject to the power markets allowing the EGU to run at sufficient capacity to fully be able to demonstrate the effectiveness of ME2C technology.

Alan Kelley, President and COO of ME2C, commented, "Demonstrations such as these are very useful for utilities to see the effectiveness of our technology to remove mercury from their units. We anticipate doing more of these as utilities prepare to meet the mercury emissions limits set to begin in 2015 under the new EPA MATS rule."

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.