Third Plant Location with Major Utility Gained as a Supply Customer After Issuing License to Operate

CORSICANA, TX, Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) (“ME2C Environmental” or the “Company”), a leading environmental technologies firm, today announced that the Company has received new supply business with a licensee of the Company’s patented Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA®) technology for mercury emissions capture. The utility’s license allows for their continued operation of the Company’s patented technologies.

The new supply business, expected to continue through 2022, was gained after product testing was completed in late 2021. The utility was initially granted a license agreement in 2020 that would allow continued operation of the Company’s patented mercury capture technologies. In mid-2021, a new supply contract for a plant in the Southwest was announced with this utility. On February 1, 2022, the Company announced a second plant location owned by this major utility to become a direct product supply customer of the Company in addition to the utility’s plant which had already been a direct supply customer when the license agreement was signed in 2020. The additional supply business being announced today represents the third new plant location under this utility’s fleet to become a direct product supply customer of ME2C Environmental.

“Since providing this significant utility a license to operate our mercury emissions technologies, we have gained additional supply business driven by the measurable benefits that working with ME2C directly provides,” stated Richard MacPherson, Chief Executive Officer of ME2C Environmental. “Adopting a business-first approach across the coal-fired industry, a license to operate our patented technologies allows for continued operations of our innovative approach to mercury emissions capture. Working with us directly as a supply customer provides the plant with additional efficiencies and bottom-line operational improvements.”

Continued MacPherson, “This third plant location operated by this significant power producer represents momentum in our efforts to monetize the value of our patents and in improving the environmental effects of coal-fired power generation. This major utility was one of the first to enter into a license agreement in 2020 and the first to extend their agreement with another plant for direct supply business which was announced in mid-2021.

“Through steadfast outreach across the industry, similar to our efforts in 2015 prior to 2016’s sales peak, we are pleased with the strong organic growth we are achieving in our customer base with those utilities currently operating under a license agreement and with new license and supply partners,” concluded MacPherson.

About ME2C® Environmental
ME2C Environmental is a leading environmental technologies company developing and delivering patented and proprietary solutions to the global power industry. ME2C Environmental’s leading-edge services have been shown to achieve emissions removal at a significantly lower cost and with less operational impact than currently used methods, while maintaining and/or increasing power plant output and preserving the marketability of byproducts for beneficial use. ME2C Environmental is a trade name of Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. For more information, please visit www.me2cenvironmental.com.

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