Environmental Elements Corp. joins American Electric Power in patent litigation against EC&C and Hamon-Research Cottrell

BALTIMORE, Oct. 26, 2001 – Environmental Elements Corporation has joined American Electric Power as Co-Plaintiff in a request for a Declaratory Judgment of Non-Infringement and Invalidity of the Ammonia from Urea Patent assigned to EC&C Technologies of Pasadena, California and marketed by Hamon-Research Cottrell of Somerset, NJ under the U2Aà¢â€ž- tradename.

This action has been initiated by AEP against EC&C and Hamon-Research Cottrell to confirm that the AODà¢â€ž- technology and ammonia delivery system installed by Environmental Elements Corporation at AEP’s Gavin Station facility in Ohio does not infringe upon EC&C’s and Hamon-Research Cottrell’s competing system in its method of converting urea to ammonia for use on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) applications. In addition, the action will confirm that the AODà¢â€ž- technology patents do not infringe the U2Aà¢â€ž- patent.

“Environmental Elements has joined AEP in this action to protect our intellectual property rights and market position. EEC is the exclusive Licensor of the AODà¢â€ž- technology from SiirTec Nigi S.p.A/Hera LLC. The technology is based on SiirTec Nigi’s 25 years of experience in converting urea to ammonia and is supported by two U.S. Patents. Both AEP and EEC have complete confidence that the court will rule in our favor,” said John L. Sams, president and CEO of Environmental Elements.

Environmental Elements is a long-standing supplier of air pollution control systems to AEP. Most recently, EEC has been selected the exclusive supplier of AODà¢â€ž- urea-based ammonia generation systems to the fleet of AEP power plants and as a preferred supplier of other particulate control products and services.

Environmental Elements Corporation, a provider of air pollution control services, technology and equipment in North America for over fifty years, provides services, technology and equipment which enable a broad range of customers in the power generation, pulp and paper, waste-to-energy, rock products, metals and petrochemical industries worldwide to operate their facilities in compliance with particulate and gaseous emissions standards.

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