Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Recognized for Supply Chain Diversity Success by Vistra Energy at Nexus Awards Recognition Reception

Award Celebrates Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.'s Outstanding Service to Texas Energy Company

LEWIS CENTER, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 02/21/18 -- Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) ("ME2C" or the "Company"), a leader in mercury emissions control in North America, was recently recognized by Vistra Energy at its Nexus Awards Recognition Reception.

The Company received the Nexus Small Business Award, which is presented to Small Business Enterprises which provide excellent service, have demonstrated a strong and positive commitment to their community, and support the utilization of a diverse workforce and supply chain including other small businesses.

The Nexus Award honors companies and individuals for their commitment to utilizing a diverse supply chain and workforce, providing exceptional service to Vistra Energy and enhancing the economic development of their communities through volunteer and philanthropic activities. A national leader in supply chain diversity, Vistra Energy has spent more than $5.4 billion on goods and services provided by diverse businesses.

In addition to suppliers, Nexus recognition is also awarded to employees who have made significant contributions to progress in supply chain diversity, and to major suppliers to Vistra Energy who have practiced inclusion in their sub-contracting opportunities.

"Every year, we have the honor of recognizing a tremendous group of suppliers, organizations and individuals that are making strides in enhancing our business and our communities through inclusion," said Heather Herndon Wright, director of supply chain diversity for Vistra Energy. "Celebrating the successes of these businesses reinforces Vistra Energy's commitment to supply chain diversity and the value a diverse supply base brings not only to Vistra, but to the economic development of our communities as well."

"We are honored to be recognized by Vistra Energy for our diversity, inclusion and service to our community," said Richard MacPherson, CEO of Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. "We appreciate Vistra's business, as they have been a fantastic partner for our Company. It is an honor to have them not only utilize our patented process and technology, but also recognize us with this prestigious award. This award demonstrates to us in a tangible way that we are appreciated by our customers, our partners, and our community."

About Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (ME2C)
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) delivers patented and proprietary solutions to the global coal-power industry to remove mercury from power plant emissions, providing performance guarantees, and leading-edge emissions services. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) MATS rule requires that all coal- and oil-fired power plants in the U.S., larger than 25 mega-watts remove roughly 90% of mercury from their emissions starting April 15, 2015. ME2C has developed patented technology and proprietary products that have 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. For more information, please visit www.midwestemissions.com.

About Vistra Energy
Vistra Energy is a premier Texas-based energy company focused on the competitive energy and power generation markets through operation as the largest retailer and generator of electricity in the growing Texas market. Our integrated portfolio of competitive businesses consists primarily of TXU Energy and Luminant. TXU Energy sells retail electricity and value-added services (primarily through our market-leading TXU Energy™ brand) to approximately 1.7 million residential and business customers in Texas. Luminant generates and sells electricity and related products from our diverse fleet of generation facilities totaling more than 13,600 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power, 3,850 MW fueled by coal, and 7,500 MW fueled by natural gas, and is a large purchaser of renewable power including wind and solar-generated electricity. The company is currently developing one of the largest solar facilities in Texas by capacity.

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Company Contact:
Richard MacPherson
Chief Executive Officer
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.
Main: 614-505-6115

Investor Relations Contact:
Greg Falesnik
Managing Director
MZ Group - MZ North America
Main: 949-385-6449

Source: Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.

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