Advanced Emissions Solutions Provides Refined Coal Update

Advanced Emissions Solutions Provides Refined Coal Update

   Two Facilities Using M-45-PC^TM Technology Scheduled to Begin Full-Time
                          Operations Later This Year

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Emissions
Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADES) (the "Company") today provided an update on the
operations and outlook for Clean Coal Solutions, LLC ("CCS"), a joint venture
among its subsidiary ADA-ES, Inc., an affiliate of NexGen Resources
Corporation, and an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Operating Refined Coal Facilities

CCS has 10 Refined Coal ("RC") facilities currently operating at power plants
that have historically burned more than 25 million tons of coal per year. Each
ton of Refined Coal produced qualifies for Section 45 Tax Credits; currently
$6.59 per ton. Seven of these RC facilities representing approximately 22
million tons per year of Refined Coal production are leased or sold to RC
investors and are expected to generate more than $75 million in annual
revenues to CCS. Three RC facilities are being operated by CCS to generate tax
benefits for its Members. We expect one of these facilities to be leased to an
RC investor before year-end.

Additional Upfront Cash Payment Received

A Private Letter Ruling (PLR) was issued in August by the Internal Revenue
Service on an RC facility that was sold by CCS to an RC investor in February
2013. As a result of the PLR issuance, CCS received an additional $5 million
in upfront cash payments from the RC investor.

M-45-PC^TM Technology

CCS has received notices to proceed and is scheduled to begin long-term
operations of two RC facilities using M-45-PC technology. The equipment is
being installed at the plants and permitting is underway with both facilities
scheduled to begin full-time operations during the fourth quarter of 2013. We
expect these two RC facilities to produce a combined total of 9 million tons
of RC in a typical year. In addition, CCS is negotiating with four other power
plants to use the M-45-PC technology on pulverized coal boilers.

CyClean^TM Technology

CCS recently qualified its first RC facility on a cyclone boiler firing
bituminous coal. This is a significant milestone as it potentially opens up
the market to non-Western coals. This RC facility, which is capable of
producing over 6 million tons of Refined Coal annually, will initially be
operated on a temporary basis for several weeks in the fourth quarter of 2013
to generate additional data needed for a permanent operating permit. We expect
full-time operation in early 2014. Two additional RC facilities at cyclone
boilers burning Powder River Basin coal are scheduled to begin full-time
operations before year-end.

Dr. Michael D. Durham, President and CEO of Advanced Emissions Solutions said,
"We are pleased with the progress in our Refined Coal business over the past
few months. The five RC facilities scheduled to begin operations in the coming
months will be located at power plants that have historically burned more than
22 million tons of coal per year. CCS is continuing its discussions with
multiple RC investors for these facilities and is working towards leasing or
selling the facilities simultaneously or soon after permanent operations
commence. We believe that operating the facilities prior to finalizing
agreements with third party investors is the best strategy, despite the near
term impact on GAAP results in the form of increased expenses. This process
both facilitates the third party investment and provides an attractive
financial return as the facilities will be generating tax benefits valued at
more than double the cost to operate them. Further, we are in parallel
discussions with multiple utilities and RC investors for the remaining RC
facilities and we continue to expect that all facilities will be placed in
full-time operations by the end of 2014."

About Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc.

Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADES) serves as the holding entity
for a family of companies that provide emissions solutions to customers in the
power generation and other industries.

ADA-ES, Inc. ("ADA") supplies Activated Carbon Injection ("ACI") systems for
mercury control, Dry Sorbent Injection ("DSI") systems for acid gases, and
technology services and other offerings in support of our customers' emissions
compliance strategies. ADA's M-Prove^TM technology, which reduces emissions of
mercury and other metals from PRB coal, is applied directly to coal at power
plants, or offered through a licensing agreement with Arch Coal for
application at their mines. In addition, we are developing technologies to
advance cleaner energy, including CO2 emissions control technologies through
projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") and industry

Clean Coal Solutions, LLC ("CCS"), is a 42.5% owned joint venture by ADA that
provides ADA's patented Refined Coal ("RC") CyClean™ technology to enhance
combustion of and reduce emissions of NOx and mercury from coals in cyclone
boilers and ADA's patent pending M-45™ and M-45-PC™ technologies for
Circulating Fluidized Boilers and Pulverized Coal boilers respectively.
Advanced Emissions Solutions consolidates the results of CCS in its financial

BCSI, LLC ("BCSI") is a custom designer and fabricator of engineered emissions
control technologies, bulk material handling equipment, bulk storage systems,
water/waste water treatment equipment, and custom components. BSCI supplies
Dry Sorbent Injection ("DSI") systems for acid gas control using its
technologically advanced cool, dry conditioned conveying air systems. BCSI's
technical solutions serve a wide range of industrial clients including; coal
fired utilities, water treatment, wastewater, cement kilns, food processing
and industrial boilers. BCSI employs engineers and trade professionals at a
190,000+sq. ft. fabrication and office facility located in McKeesport, PA.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which provides a "safe
harbor" for such statements in certain circumstances. The forward-looking
statements include statements or expectations regarding expected regulatory
approvals and commencement of leases, future income and cash flows, expected
benefits for the RC customer and related matters. These statements are based
on current expectations, estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of
our management. Such statements involve significant risks and uncertainties.
Actual events or results could differ materially from those discussed in the
forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including but not
limited to, changes in laws, regulations and IRS interpretations or guidance,
economic conditions and market demand; timing of laws, regulations and any
legal challenges to or repeal of them; failure of the RC facilities to produce
coal that qualifies for tax credits; termination of or amendments to the
contracts for RC facilities; decreases in the production of RC; availability,
cost of and demand for alternative tax credit vehicles and other technologies;
technical and operational difficulties; availability of raw materials and
equipment; loss of key personnel; intellectual property infringement claims
from third parties and other factors discussed in greater detail in our
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). You are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on such statements and to consult our SEC filings
for additional risks and uncertainties that may apply to our business and the
ownership of our securities. Our forward-looking statements are presented as
of the date made, and we disclaim any duty to update such statements unless
required by law to do so.

CONTACT: Graham Mattison
         Vice President, Investor Relations
         (646) 319-1417

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