WORTHINGTON, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) announced today that it has opened the doors to a new 7,000 square foot mixing and distribution facility in Freestone County, Texas. The facility is being used to support all regional operations for the Company's mercury-capture projects, with initial product mixing and related supply beginning this month.
The Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Alan Kelley stated, "Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. has achieved another important growth milestone with the commissioning and opening of this mixing and distribution facility. We have committed to sourcing the best equipment and people to properly support the contract wins that we have attained in the early part of this year as well as any further business that we hope to win in the Southwest, U.S. Our commitment to customer service and project risk management is supported with the addition of this facility, which will also act as a major hub as our Company grows with MATS regulations just around the corner."
The Company employs patented and proprietary technologies to remove mercury from coal-power plant emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule requires that all coal- and oil-fired power plants in the U.S., larger than 25 mega-watts, must remove roughly 90% of mercury from their emissions by April 16, 2015. ME2C 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, while preserving the marketability of fly-ash for beneficial use.
Mr. Kelley concluded, "Intense work has already begun on our recently announced contracts, both at our facility and in the field, with system installation and testing beginning now. We are excited about this phase of execution, and look forward to further developments in our company's growth efforts in the coming year."
About Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (ME2C) Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. 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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Keith R. McGee
Director of Investor Relations
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.
Source: Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.
Released June 10, 2014