Thermal Energy Appoints New Director

OTTAWA, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Thermal Energy International Inc, (TSX-V:TMG) (www.thermalenergy.com) ("Thermal Energy") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Donald R. Gibbs to its board of directors.  Thermal Energy's board is now comprised of John Kelly, William Crossland, James Ansell, Michael Williams and Donald Gibbs.

Mr. Gibbs is the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of AirIQ Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company specializing in telematics services.  He has a long history with Canadian technology companies, staring his career with Leigh Instruments and then moving to Mitel Corporation for eight years as its CFO and COO. During this period Mitel was listed as a public company, was active on several stock exchanges, and grew in sales revenue to $250 million. Later Mr. Gibbs was appointed CFO of Cognos Inc. and held that position at the time of Cognos' initial public offering. This was followed by a position as President and CEO of Gandalf Systems Inc. He later founded Positron Fibre Systems Corporation by spinning it out of a private Montreal company. In three years Positron Fibre Systems went public on NASDAQ and was sold for US$250 million. Prior to joining AirIQ, Mr. Gibbs was Chairman and CEO of Tarquin Group Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company.

"We are very pleased to have someone of Don's calibre and experience joining the Board of Directors of Thermal Energy at this important juncture in the company's history" said John Kelly, Chairman. "Don has a solid track record of guiding early stage companies to success for the benefit of all stakeholders and we look forward to him applying these skills with Thermal Energy."

Mr. Gibbs' appointment satisfies the TSX Venture Exchange's requirement that Thermal Energy add a new director to its board with TSX Venture Exchange experience prior to June 29, 2011.  This appointment remains subject to regulatory approval.

About Thermal Energy International Inc.

Thermal Energy International Inc. is an innovative cleantech company providing a variety of proprietary and proven energy efficiency, emission reduction, water efficiency, and bioenergy products and solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Thermal Energy is also a fully accredited professional engineering firm, and can offer advanced process and applications engineering services. By providing a unique mix of proprietary products together with process, energy, environmental, and financial expertise, Thermal Energy is able to deliver significant financial and environmental benefits to our customers.  Thermal Energy's products include; GEM® - Steam traps and condensate return systems, FLU-ACE® - Direct contact condensing heat recovery, and Dry RexTM - Low temperature biomass drying systems. These award winning products have an excellent track record of longevity, proven reliability and performance and have been shown to provide significant energy savings, reduced GHG emissions, improved water efficiency, lower maintenance costs, improved product quality and increased production efficiency.  Thermal Energy International Inc. has offices in Ottawa, Canada, Bristol, UK and Guangzhou, China.

To find out more about Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V: TMG), visit our website at http://www.thermalenergy.com.

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William Crossland
Thermal Energy International Inc.
(613) 723-6776
bill.crossland@thermalenergy.com

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