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Albemarle Receives Award at IEEE-IAS/PCA Conference

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Albemarle Receives Award at IEEE-IAS/PCA Conference10:30 EDT Thursday, August 25, 2011BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemistry, announced today that its Mercury Control Division received an award for a technical paper presented at the 2011 IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference.  (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO )The paper, titled "Alternative Method of Hg and THC Control Using Existing Cement Kiln Particular Control Equipment," was awarded 2nd place out of the 50 papers presented at the conference held in St. Louis, MO from May 22-26, 2011. This is the first paper Albemarle has presented at the conference.  The paper, co-written by Dr. Ron Landreth and other members of the Mercury Control Division, highlights Albemarle's cost-effective mercury control methodology, which enables Portland Cement producers to comply with the mercury emissions requirements of the Final Air Toxics Rule for Portland Cement Manufacturing Plants ("Cement MACT") without large capital outlays for secondary baghouses or other particulate control devices."We are pleased to have been recognized for our contributions to the mercury control knowledge base.  Albemarle has a long history of partnering with our customers to provide technology and advanced chemistry solutions, and this work by Dr. Landreth and his team exemplifies the value we bring our customers," said William S. Pickrell, Global Business Director of Albemarle's Mercury Control Division.To read the paper, please visit Albemarle's website at www.albemarle.com/mercury.IEEE-IAS is the Industrial Applications Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The technical conference is the cement industry's premier event for technical paper presentations, tutorials, poster sessions, vendor exhibits and cement plant tours. Technical papers are sponsored by each of the Cement Industry Committee's working groups: Automation, Drives and Related Products, Environmental Maintenance and Safety, General Practices and Power Generation and Distribution.Albemarle Mercury Control Division is a full-service, mercury emission control solution provider to the coal-fired utility, cement kiln, and industrial boiler markets, supplying a variety of proprietary, powder activated carbon (PAC) mercury sorbents, advanced sorbent injection systems, bromine chemicals for mercury removal, and mercury testing and demonstration services.  To learn more about Albemarle's Mercury Control Division, please visit www.albemarle.com/mercury. About Albemarle Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals for consumer electronics, petroleum refining, utilities, packaging, construction, automotive/transportation, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food-safety and custom chemistry services. The Company is committed to global sustainability and is advancing its eco-practices and solutions in its three business segments, Polymer Solutions, Catalysts and Fine Chemistry. Corporate Responsibility Magazine selected Albemarle to its prestigious "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2010 and 2011.  Albemarle employs approximately 4,000 people and serves customers in approximately 100 countries. Albemarle regularly posts information to www.albemarle.com, including notification of events, news, financial performance, investor presentations and webcasts, Regulation G reconciliations, SEC filings, and other information regarding the Company, its businesses and the markets we serve."Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Albemarle Corporation's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K.SOURCE Albemarle CorporationFor further information: Media: Ashley Mendoza, +1-225-388-7137, Ashley.Mendoza@albemarle.com, or Investor Relations: Lorin Crenshaw, +1-225-388-7322, Lorin.Crenshaw@albemarle.com