President and CEO, Director
Richard MacPherson brings over 30 years of executive experience from a variety of industries across North America. Serving as President and CEO of ME2C since 2016, Richard MacPherson oversees the expansion of the company’s proprietary technologies, which includes the development and commercialization of ME2C’s mercury control products and processes.
Mr. MacPherson founded Midwest Energy Emissions Corp in 2008 to commercialize the Energy & Environmental Research Center’s Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA®) technologies. Under MacPherson’s strategic direction, these SEA® products and processes were launched across the coal-fired utility markets in the United States and Canada starting in 2008. Mr. MacPherson negotiated the full SEA® patent portfolio acquisition from the EERC in May 2017. Since that time, ME2C’s patent portfolio has expanded with additional patents and patent applications for use in Europe, Asia, and North America.
In 2018, Richard MacPherson initiated and concluded a strategic licensing partnership with Cabot Corporation’s European division, which involves the exportation of ME2C’s patented, U.S.A.-developed SEA® mercury emissions capture technologies across Europe. MacPherson is actively pursuing similar licensing partnerships in other regions around the world.
Richard MacPherson is an active member of the International Clean Air Committee (ICAC), Southern States Energy Board (SSEB), PRB Coal Users Group, and Edison Electric Institute (EEI).