Advanced Emissions Solutions Awarded More Than $7M in Contracts for ACI and DSI Systems From Multiple Utilities

Advanced Emissions Solutions Awarded More Than $7M in Contracts for ACI and
DSI Systems From Multiple Utilities

More Than $30 Million in Equipment Awards Booked Since 2Q13

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Sept. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Emissions
Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADES) (the "Company") today announced that it has
recently received awards and letters of intent to award for more than $7
million in Activated Carbon Injection (ACI) and Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI)
systems from multiple utilities. Since June 30, 2013, the Company has booked
more than $30 million in new contracts, including a fleet wide order for DSI
and ACI systems from a large utility. Backlog at June 30, 2013 stood at $33.2
million. Work has begun on some of the projects and deliveries of the systems
are scheduled to begin in 2014.

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These awards are the result of the recent EPA Mercury and Air Toxics Standard
(MATS), which could generate a total market for equipment in excess of $1
billion for ACI and DSI systems. Since the MATS market commenced in 2011, the
Company's subsidiaries have won or received letters of intent to award
contracts currently valued at more than $85 million for DSI and ACI systems.
We are currently working on bids or discussing potential projects for ACI and
DSI systems in excess of an additional $160 million. The recent wins build on
the Company's position as the leader in providing utilities equipment to meet
the MATS rule.

Dr. Michael Durham, President and CEO of the Company, stated "We are proud to
be selected by our customers to provide them with solutions to meet the new
federal MATS rules. The market for equipment is well underway and evolving as
we expected. We have taken a number of steps to be ready for this market,
including growing our engineering capabilities, and have put in place
arrangements with various suppliers and component manufacturers to meet the
growing market demand."

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") for mercury
control, Dry Sorbent Injection ("DSI") for acid gases, and technology services
and other offerings in support of our customers' emissions compliance
strategies. ADA's M-ProveTM 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 participants.

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
statements.

BCSI, LLC 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. BCSI supplies
Dry Sorbent Injection ("DSI") 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 ACI and DSI systems,
markets and projects. 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 and regulations, economic conditions and market demand; timing
of laws, regulations and any legal challenges to or repeal of them;
availability, cost of and demand for 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
         graham.mattison@adaes.com

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