SEA Technology Delivers Total Mercury Control
March 10, 2015
Within the coming year, stringent mercury emission regulations in the United States will take effect. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) rule requires that all coal- and oil-fired power plants larger than 25 MW must remove roughly 90% of mercury from their emissions.
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (ME2C) (OTCQB: MEEC), an emerging leader in mercury emission control technology, is poised for leadership. ME2C, based in Lewis Center, Ohio, develops and employs proprietary cutting-edge technologies to remove mercury from coal power plant emissions.
Driven by its patented SEA™ Technology, ME2C uses a powerful combination of science and engineering to design custom-tailored solutions, formulated specifically to fit customer needs. ME2C’s cost-effective strategy for mercury control can meet or exceed EPA’s MATS compliance mandates for coal-burning power plants, and the company will guarantee its performance.
The technology has been successful across a myriad of fuel and system types and is environmentally friendly, allowing for the recycling of fly ash for beneficial use. The patented SEA™ approach delivers advanced solutions, geared for maximum economic benefit.ME2C’s SEA™ Technology delivers an approach to mercury capture that works in tandem with proprietary products to ensure maximum mercury capture with superior economics, compared to the typical mercury removal techniques in use today.
This tailored approach maximizes the efficiency in use of materials for mercury control, delivering the least amount of impact on balance-of-plant systems and operations.With early commercialization success as far back as 2010, ME2C procured mercury capture system and supply contracts for two large 700-MWh generating units in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
The company is now well on its way to full deployment of its technologies to provide total mercury control at coal power plants across the United States, having now contracted on a total of 15 electric generation units, and sights set on greater things ahead. With more than $2.7 million in revenues for FY2014, up 67% over 2013, ME2C is executing a critical path toward building a large and thriving energy technology company in the mercury emission control industry.
“We are offering the global coal power industry a reliable, cost-effective, and guaranteed solution for mercury emission control. Our patented technology was developed over 20 years, and we deliver more than just products. Our world-renowned team delivers expertise in all facets of mercury control, including critical test and measure know-how. We bring a full package of solutions to our clients.” CEO R. Alan Kelley said.
With the new EPA guidelines for mercury emissions affecting over 800 electric power-generating units in the United States, the company anticipates a substantial ramp-up in business. ME2C is also investing heavily in R&D, as it continues to show leadership in innovation in this emerging industry.
As mercury emission regulations are a global theme, ME2C plans to introduce this patented technology to clients throughout Canada, Europe, and China.
For more information about ME2C’s total mercury control products, call (614) 505-6115.
This article first appeared in the March 2015 issue of the Mercury eBulletin.