Continued Strong Liquidity, Improved Licensing Revenues Through First Half of Year
Corsicana, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – August 17, 2023) – Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (TSXV: MEEC) (OTCQB: MEEC) (“ME2C Environmental “or the “Company”), a leading environmental technology firm, has reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
Cash of $1.9 million on hand at June 30, 2023, and working capital of $1.7 million
Q2 total revenues of $4.1 million
Q2 Adjusted EBITDA positive $251,000
Richard MacPherson, Chief Executive Officer of ME2C Environmental, commented, “Our solid base of supply customers, including several significant utilities, has maintained a stable revenue base in what is historically our company’s lowest revenue quarter due to lesser coal demands and plant shutdowns scheduled annually each Spring. The increase in licensing revenues of our core technology for the six months ended June 30, 2023, have offset the lower product supply revenues that much of our industry felt this Spring. Technology licensing revenue increased by 165% or $386,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2023, compared to the prior year period.”
“Moving into the last half of the year, we expect to add additional technology licensees and potential supply customers to our strong customer base due to our continued IP efforts leading to trial this fall,” continued MacPherson. “The coal-fired power market remains stable in the U.S., and we expect that our product supply revenues will continue to increase during the last half of this year.”
“During this second quarter of 2023, we have focused on expanding growth opportunities in new markets, emerging technologies under development, and growing our outreach across the Canadian market in support of our Company’s common shares now trading on the TSX Venture Exchange. We are pleased in our current position midway into this year and look forward to providing updates to the market addressing these growth opportunities in the near term,” concluded MacPherson.
About ME2C® Environmental
ME2C Environmental is a leading environmental technologies company developing and delivering patented and proprietary solutions to the global power industry. ME2C’s leading-edge mercury emissions technologies and services have been shown to achieve emissions removal at a significantly lower cost and with less operational impact than currently used methods, while maintaining and/or increasing power plant output and preserving the marketability of byproducts for beneficial use. ME2C Environmental is a trade name of Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. For more information, please visit http://www.me2cenvironmental.com/.
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