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  • Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (MEEC) Capitalizing On The EPA's $10 Billion Mandated Market 0 comments
    Nov 25, 2013 5:43 PM | about stocks: MEEC

    Mercury is a serious environmental and human health threat. Mercury exposure destroys the human nervous system and permanently damages the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system. Over 50% of mercury emissions in the United States come from coal and oil-fired power plants and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new regulatory mandates.

    The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) establish new power plant emission requirements for mercury and other toxic pollutants. These mandates require that all US coal and oil-fired power plants larger than 25 mega-watts must remove roughly 90% of mercury from their emissions by April 16, 2015. The EPA estimates the cost of such emissions compliance to run $9.6 Billion annually.

    Traditional approaches to cleaning mercury emissions from power plants include utilizing a Scrubber and Selective Catalytic Reduction (NYSE:SCR) combination. However, scrubbers cost hundreds of millions of dollars and result in large, complex systems that often cause power plant disruptions. Recent problems with mercury pools of sludge being re-emitted question the effectiveness of this high priced option. Utilities have turned to Powdered Activated Carbon (NYSE:PAC) or Brominated Activated Carbon (NYSE:BAC) solutions to meet the 90% mercury reduction requirements. However, Activated Carbon is only effective at removing 70% or less of mercury emissions and at higher injection rates create operational issues and makes fly ash unsalable. A byproduct of coal combustion, utilities sell fly ash ($450 million annually) for use in concrete production and stand to lose an important revenue source.

    There is a new 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 the currently used methods.

    Midwest Energy Emissions owns the rights to the multi-patented Sorbent Enhancement Additive (NYSEARCA:SEA) technology. The process involves injection of sorbent enhancement additive in minimal amounts into the boiler, which works in support with its proprietary sorbents to insure maximum mercury capture. SEA technology can be specifically customized for each application to match a customer's fuel type and boiler configuration to optimize results. This 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.

    Midwest Energy Emissions has been conducting highly successful demonstrations of their technology at power plants nationwide and has consistently delivered MATS compliance, cost effectiveness, and fly-ash salability. With these technological and financial advantages Midwest Energy Emissions is perfectly positioned to capture an outsized share of this new $10 Billion market.

    For more information, please refer to the company's website at midwestemissions.com

    QualityStocks provides investor relations services to publicly traded companies in exchange for compensation. This article may be part of our efforts to widen a client's exposure. To read our full disclaimer, visit http://disclaimer.qualitystocks.net

    Stocks: MEEC
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