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Advanced Emissions Solutions Announces the Lease of Two Additional RC Facilities

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., July 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADES) (the "Company") today announced that 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., has leased two additional Refined Coal ("RC") facilities to an existing RC investor. These facilities are expected to produce about seven million tons of Refined Coal per year and generate approximately $24 million in revenue for CCS. As a result of these transactions, CCS has received more than $14 million in upfront cash payments and has eliminated more than $8 million in annual operating expenses that CCS previously incurred while operating one of the RC facilities. These financial impacts will begin in Q3 2013 and are expected to continue through 2021. CCS now has ten RC facilities currently operating, seven of which are leased or sold to three different RC investors. The seven leased or sold facilities are located at coal-fired power plants that have historically burned a total of about 22 million tons per year and are expected to generate more than $75 million in annual revenues to CCS.

Dr. Michael D. Durham, President and CEO of Advanced Emissions Solutions said, "We are very pleased about completing these transactions as they will generate significant cash flows for CCS and enable us to provide two power generating customers with economic benefits resulting from the use of the technology, including decreased operating costs and decreased emissions of NOx and mercury. CCS continues to move forward with multiple utilities and RC investors for the remaining RC facilities that qualify for Section 45 tax credits. We expect additional closings later this year and will discuss them in greater detail when we report Q2 2013 results on August 7th, 2013."

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. BSCI 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 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 graham.mattison@adaes.com

Source:ADA-ES, Inc.