Advanced Emissions Solutions Announces Progress on R&D Efforts for Future Products

Advanced Emissions Solutions Announces Progress on R&D Efforts for Future

New Contracts Provide Opportunities to Advance Technologies for Recently
Announced EPA Regulations

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Emissions
Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADES) (the "Company") today announced that it has been
awarded three R&D contracts that will support the continued advancement and
demonstration of technologies being developed by the Company to help power
plant customers meet proposed future environmental regulations. Two of the
contracts were awarded by the Department of Energy ("DOE") related to
technology to capture carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants. A third
contract, awarded by a major utility, is related to technology to stabilize
effluents from power plants. In the past four months, the Environmental
Protection Agency ("EPA") has announced draft regulations for both carbon
dioxide and effluents that will impact coal-fired power plants.

On September 20, 2013, the EPA announced draft regulations on carbon emissions
on new coal-fired power plants with draft regulations for existing plants
scheduled for release by June 2014. As previously announced, the Company is
working on a $20.5 million DOE program supporting the development of our
regenerable solid-sorbent based carbon capture technology. Construction of the
1MW Pilot Plant has been completed and it has been transported by barge to the
Southern Company Alabama Power Plant Miller where it is being installed for
testing in 2014. In addition, ADA was recently awarded two new DOE programs
with a total combined value of $1.6 million. One program will be focused on
reducing operating costs of a carbon capture plant based on ADA's technology
by managing energy demands and recovering heat from other processes. The
second program is focused on evaluating a sorbent made with aerogels, a
material that has significantly different thermal properties than other
sorbents. Both programs are designed to enhance the energy efficiency of the
carbon capture process.

On June 7th of this year, the EPA released draft guidelines and standards for
liquid effluents generated by power plants. These proposed regulations define
acceptable limits for effluents that are primarily generated in a plant's air
pollution control equipment. Under the EPA's proposed approach, these new
requirements for existing power plants would be phased in between 2017 and
2022. In addition, restrictions on management of fly ash are also eventually
expected, as evidenced by a September 30, 2013 federal district judge's
holding that the EPA must regulate coal ash under the Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act. For the past year, the Company has used internal resources
to develop and test an innovative technology as the basis for a series of
commercial products that could provide long-term solutions to these proposed
regulations in order to stabilize effluents. These regulations and
restrictions are expected to generate a continuous market that is estimated to
begin in the 2017-2018 timeframe for technologies to reduce liquid effluents
and stabilize the resulting concentrated mixtures. In September, the Company
received a contract from a major power generator to support a large-scale
demonstration of the technology to stabilize a challenging effluent material
that is likely to be regulated by the new rules.

Dr. Michael Durham, President and CEO of the Company, stated "Research and the
development of new products has been at the core of this company since its
founding. Our approach has been to develop the technologies as the regulations
are evolving and to implement the technology at power plants at a very early
stage. These R&D awards become a key part of this approach as they mitigate
some of the financial risk in technology and allow us to work closely with our
customers to field-test and then refine the technology to be ready when
regulations are implemented. We remain committed to developing products to
help our customers meet the future regulatory challenges and operate more

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-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

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 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") 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 future markets; scope,
timing and impact of current and anticipated regulations and legislation; the
ability of our technologies to assist our customers in complying with
government regulations 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 and regulations, government funding, prices,
economic conditions and market demand; timing of laws, regulations and any
legal challenges to or repeal of them; intellectual property infringement
claims from third parties; inability to commercialize our technology on
favorable terms 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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