SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 25, 2019
MIDWEST ENERGY EMISSIONS CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission file number 000-33067
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
670 D Enterprise Drive
Lewis Center, Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (614) 505-6115
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On July 25, 2019, Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company has initiated patent litigation against certain defendants in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware for infringement of United States Patent Nos. 10,343,114 and 8,168,147 owned by the Company. These patents relate the Company’s two-part Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA®) process for mercury removal from coal-fired power plants. Named as defendants in the lawsuit are (i) Vistra Energy Corp., AEP Generation Resources Inc., NRG Energy, Inc., Talen Energy Corporation, and certain of their respective affiliated entities, all of which are owners and/or operators of coal-fired power plants in the United States, and (ii) Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., DTE REF Holdings, LLC, CERT Coal Holdings LLC, Chem-Mod LLC, and certain of their respective affiliated entities, and additional named and unnamed defendants, all of which operate or are involved in operations of coal facilities in the United States. The text of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated into this Item 8.01 by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
* Filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp.
Date: July 25, 2019
/s/ Richard H. Gross
Richard H. Gross
Chief Financial Officer