Initial EmberClear NI 43-101 Technical Report Estimates 163 Million Tons of Anthracite Coal Resource at Tracy Slope Mine

CALGARY, April 18 /CNW/ - EmberClear Corp. (TSXV: EMB) ("EmberClear" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, EmberClear Reserves Inc., has obtained an independent National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") compliant technical report (the "Technical Report") dated April 16, 2011 on its mineral resources at its Good Spring Property ("the Property" or "Tracy Slope Mine") located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Technical Report was prepared under the supervision of James S. Canterbury of Summit Engineering Inc. ("Summit") and is entitled "An Independent National Instrument 43-101 Report Summarizing Mineral Resources of EmberClear Reserves Inc., Porter and Frailey Townships Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania". The Technical Report indicates that there are approximately 163 million mineral resource tons on the Property in the 22 seams evaluated in the Technical Report, as further described below. The complete Technical Report is available on the Company's website www.emberclear.com and under the Company's SEDAR profile on www.sedar.com.

"The Technical Report substantiates our aim to create one of the largest anthracite coal mines for our own requirements and the merchant market. It's very satisfying to see the years of work compiling such a large contiguous property of highly concentrated metallurgical coal culminate into this type of a coherent mining program," stated Albert Lin, CEO of EmberClear.

The following Mineral Resource Tons summary estimate table is from the Technical Report.

                         
Good Spring Property
      Mineral Resource Tons
Seam     Measured     Indicated     Inferred     Total
Peach Mountain     0     0     2,842,842     2,842,842
Little Tracy     0     0     3,920,068     3,920,068
Tracy     2,749,351     2,154,232     2,027,314     6,930,897
Little Diamond     0     0     3,383,217     3,383,217
Diamond     0     0     6,484,500     6,484,500
Orchard     870,291     8,180,735     2,752,644     11,803,670
Primrose     90,846     6,439,987     7,018,483     13,549,316
Holmes     950,892     2,486,406     9,144,042     12,581,340
Four Foot*     0     0     0     0
Mammoth Top Split     1,931,712     6,929,354     0     8,861,066
Mammoth Middle Split     0     0     15,097,608     15,097,608
Mammoth Bottom Split     0     452,261     10,654,795     11,107,056
Skidmore     1,201,460     4,360,854     2,684,278     8,246,592
Seven Foot     0     3,416,217     5,380,148     8,796,365
Buck Mountain     999,427     3,802,330     2,747,047     7,548,804
Scotty Steel #3     0     0     12,090,303     12,090,303
Lyken Valley #1     0     0     1,703,356     1,703,356
Lyken Valley #2     922,402     10,903,267     7,909,766     19,735,435
Lyken Valley #3*     0     0     0     0
Lyken Valley #4     0     1,151,586     2,699,871     3,851,457
Lyken Valley #5     0     406,211     4,869,253     5,275,464
Lyken Valley #6*     0     0     0     0
Total Resource (tons)     9,716,381     50,683,440     103,409,535     163,809,356

Note: (*) There was no data available at the effective date of the Technical Report to conclude resource tons. The resource and reserve tons for these seams will be validated with a subsequent drilling plan.

The Technical Report explains that the geologic structure within the property is somewhat complex, consisting of generally asymmetrical northeast-southwest striking synclines whose structure is modified by a series of faults. The fault-system is the area dominated by thrust faults and the faults have had a significant effect on the anthracite coal resources. The economic benefit associated with this geology is that the folding and faulting has increased the amount of coal available beneath a given property area, particularly where properties are situated over synclines and anticline.

To view the Geology Cross Section taken from the Technical Report please visit: http://files.newswire.ca/948/Cross-Section.pdf

The following table is derived from the Technical Report and compares the average values for anthracite coal (as indicated in the Technical Report) to Summit's estimate of the composite anthracite coal quality on the coal seams within the Property area using data provided by EmberClear. The Technical Report states that the values in the table may be good representative average values of the coal quality of the Property, but further exploration and testing is needed to verify this.

Anthracite Average Coal Quality ("As Received" Basis)

                 
        Average       Good Spring
Volatile Matter (%)       5 - 8       6.50
Fixed Carbon (%)       70 - 75       71.60
Ash (%)       7 - 24       17.86
Sulfur (%)       .5 - 2.0       0.58
BTU (%)       10,000 - 13,000       11,638

"We are excited to embark on a detailed drilling and characterization engineering study within the next 30 days with the intention to re-classify the resources into reserves and to accurately quantify the size of the Tracy Slope Mine seams currently recorded as zero," Lin said.

Qualified Person

James Canterbury, P.E., MBA, Vice President of Summit Engineering Inc., is a "Qualified Person" and independent of the Company in accordance with NI 43-101. Mr. Canterbury has reviewed and approved the technical and scientific information contained in this news release.

About EmberClear

EmberClear is an advanced energy development company. Based on global energy needs from a growing population, our solutions are designed to deploy commercial scale energy technologies, which enable dramatic improvements in the efficiency and cleanliness of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources. Our goal is to find economically viable business models with the potential to deliver reduced emissions of over 50% when compared to industry average results in the utilization of coal while also deploying state of the art carbon dioxide capture solutions.

Our expertise is being utilized by a diverse group of governments, utilities, miners, and industrial companies spanning a wide range of geographies with the common interest in creating gasification, supercritical (SC), ultra-supercritical (USC), circulating fluidized bed (CFB) and post-combustion carbon dioxide capture (PCC) energy solutions producing electricity, synthetic gas, liquid fuels, fertilizers, and industrial construction products. Our solutions often include the vast thermal chemistry sciences and processes developed by the world's largest power company, Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute (Huaneng CERI). As the leading firm in experience and resources devoted to this industry, our partnership ensures proven energy solutions are also financially sustainable so that the benefits accrue to the global marketplace and not just a few special projects.

For more information please visit www.emberclear.com.

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