Clean Coal is financing the construction and installation of the new RC facilities with a $15 million line of credit with a commercial bank, internal cash flows of approximately $20 million per year from the first two RC facilities in operation since June 2010, and deposits received to secure participation in the facilities. To date, Clean Coal has received $11 million in deposits from the likely lessees.Success with M45 Technology Included in the 26 new facilities expected to be installed by year-end are six facilities designed to operate using ADA’s new patent-pending M45 technology. In September, ADA announced it had successfully demonstrated this new technology for producing RC that complements and expands Clean Coal’s market for RC beyond the patented and currently operating CyClean technology, which is limited to cyclone boilers. In November, ADA signed a non-binding term sheet granting an exclusive license of M45 to Clean Coal. The exclusive license that would result from the expected definitive agreement will include a royalty based on a percent of operating income on future production of M45 RC and prepaid royalties up to $10 million, in addition to ADA’s 42.5% distributions from the JV. Over the past few weeks, ADA has successfully placed-in-service three RC facilities based upon the M45 technology. This includes the first system off the line designed exclusively for M45 and two facilities originally built for CyClean. In the full-scale operation of these facilities, the M45 technology demonstrated mercury removal over 40% and up to 70%, and NOx reductions over 20% and up to 30%. The capability of using CyClean facilities with the M45 technology gives Clean Coal greater flexibility in deciding where to locate the plants, increasing the potential RC production. Dr. Michael Durham, President and CEO, stated, “We have established a very aggressive schedule for optimizing RC opportunities and are making great progress getting these facilities installed and operating. These business opportunities do not depend upon any new environmental or tax regulations. The current 10-year tax credits do not require any additional approval by Congress, which provides us with confidence that CyClean and the M45 technologies will generate long-term cash flows.”
The Company will be presenting this update at the 2011 Baird Clean Technology Conference at 2:15 pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco, CA. A copy of the slides will be available via the Investor Information section of ADA’s website at www.adaes.com. The presentation slides will also be filed as a Current Report on Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on or before November 30, 2011.About ADA-ES ADA-ES is a leader in clean coal technology and the associated specialty chemicals, serving the coal-fueled power plant industry. Our proprietary environmental technologies and specialty chemicals enable power plants to enhance existing air pollution control equipment, minimize mercury, CO 2 and other emissions, maximize capacity, and improve operating efficiencies, to meet the challenges of existing and pending emission control regulations. With respect to mercury emissions:
- We supply activated carbon (“AC”) injection systems, mercury measurement instrumentation, and related services.
- Under an exclusive development and licensing agreement with Arch Coal, we are developing and commercializing an enhanced Powder River Basin (“PRB”) coal with reduced emissions of mercury and other metals.
- Through our consolidated subsidiary, Clean Coal Solutions, LLC (“CCS”), we provide our patented refined coal technology, CyClean, to enhance combustion of and reduce emissions from burning PRB coals in cyclone boilers and expect to provide our patent pending refined coal technology M-45 which both reduce emissions of NOx and mercury in coal fired boilers.