First Chinese Government Funding Earmarked for Thermal Energy - South China University of Technology THERMALONOx(TM) R&D



    Formal agreement paves way for initial 1M RMB ($140,000) funding to be
    matched in kind by TEI; additional government funding anticipated

    GUANGZHOU, China, June 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Thermal Energy International
Inc. (www.thermalenergy.com) is pleased to announce that it has formalized a
research and development agreement with South China University of Technology
(SCUT) focused on the commercialization of Thermal Energy's THERMALONOx(TM)
nitrogen oxides (NOx) removal technology for China's coal-fired power market.
    Thermal Energy President and CEO Tim Angus and SCUT officials, were
joined at an official signing ceremony on June 4th by officials from the
Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Guangzhou Municipal
Science and Technology Bureau, Guangzhou Municipal Environmental Protection
Bureau and Mona Ip, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner with the Canadian
Consulate General in Guangzhou. Approximately 100 faculty members and students
of SCUT's Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering were also in
attendance.
    The ceremony opened the door to the first Chinese investment in the
research of 1 million RMB ($140,000.00) by the Guangzhou Municipal Science and
Technology Bureau for SCUT's project resources commitment. The funding is
expected to be in place within 90 days and will be matched by TEI in-kind.
SCUT and TEI are in discussions with the provincial and federal levels of
Chinese government for additional funding requirements. The THERMALONOx(TM)
R&D program was reviewed against many other applications for funding.
    "Thermal Energy possesses advanced technologies in waste heat recovery
and air pollution control (and) the cooperation between SCUT and TEI will
further advance the relevant technologies and processes, and generate huge
social and environmental benefits," said Professor Li Lin, Vice President of
SCUT.
    Thermal Energy CEO Tim Angus took the opportunity to reaffirm the
company's commitment to China, the world's largest consumer of coal-fired
power and other energy sources.
    "China represents a tremendous business and growth opportunity for a
company like Thermal Energy as well as an opportunity to work with some of the
leading scientists and researchers in energy and environmental technologies at
SCUT," said Mr. Angus.
    The agreement is a two-year deal which will include demonstration-scale
testing access to a coal-fired power plant slip-stream in China. SCUT has
selected the Guangzhou Yuancun Heat and Power Ltd. power plant in Guangdong
province as the site for the project. Laboratory tests in Canada have shown
the new THERMALONOx(TM) process can remove more than 98% of nitrogen oxides
(NOx) from a simulated flue gas stream.

    NOTE TO EDITORS: A photograph of the signing ceremony accompanies this
release and is available through Canada Newswire or by contacting Thermal
Energy.

    CUTLINE INFORMATION: Guangzhou, CHINA - Thermal Energy International CEO
Tim Angus (left) and Deng Feigi, Deputy Director, Science and Technology,
South China University of Technology (right) sign an R&D agreement for TEI's
THERMALONOx(TM) nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction technology for coal-fired
power plants. Watching the signing (standing from left to right): Professor
Huang Shaobin of SCUT; Gong Hongwu, Deputy Director General, Guangzhou
Municipal Science and Technology Bureau; Dr. Wang Ren, Director, International
Cooperation Branch of Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and
Technology; Prof. Li Lin, VP of SCUT; Mona Ip, Consul and Senior Trade
Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Guangzhou.

    About Thermal Energy

    Thermal Energy International Inc. is an innovative technology company
providing custom energy and emission reduction, and bioenergy solutions.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, TEI is a designer, design build developer,
fabricator, and supplier of proprietary and patented energy conservation,
renewable energy and environmental technology solutions. Thermal Energy is a
fully accredited professional engineering firm, and offers advanced process
and applications engineering services. The Company is a proud member of the
Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). FLU-ACE(R), Dry-Rex(TM), THERMALONOx(TM) and
THERMALOZOMAx(TM) are trademarks of Thermal Energy International. GEM(R) is a
trademark used under exclusive license from Gardner Energy Management Ltd.
    For more information about Thermal Energy International Inc.
(TSX-V: TMG), visit our website at www.thermalenergy.com.

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    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
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For further information:

For further information: Stuart McCarthy, Thermal Energy International
Inc., Investor Relations and Communications, (613) 723-6776 x 220,
stuart.mccarthy@thermalenergy.com

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