New GEM Sales Orders received from Refinery in Kuwait

OTTAWA, May 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Thermal Energy International Inc, (TSX-V: TMG) (www.thermalenergy.com) (the "Company") is pleased to announce a third GEM Condensate Return System sales order from Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation ("KNPC") in Kuwait. The order, received on March 30, consists of one thousand Quartz GEM traps for use on low and medium pressure line drainage and trace heating applications at KNPC's Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery.

Thermal Energy has been retrofitting refineries of KNPC with GEM steam traps since 2005. The first GEM Traps installation at the Shuaiba refinery included 1,750 traps. According to KNPC's Engineer & Maintenance Manager at the Shuaiba Refinery, in addition to the steam savings, the installation of GEM steam traps also reduced the condensate return pressure from 175 psi(g) to 90 psi(g), resulting in improvement in condensate drainage from all steam headers. This success led to a second order of 1,644 traps at the Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery, which was implemented in June 2009.

KNPC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation ("KPC") which in turn is owned by the State of Kuwait. KPC is universally recognized as one of today's top ten oil energy conglomerates, and a leader in providing safe, clean energy to the global markets. In addition to the Shuaiba (195,000 bpd) and Mina Al-Ahmadi (415,000 bpd) refineries, KNPC also owns a third refinery in Kuwait, Mina Abdulla (240,000 bpd), and is currently in the process of building a fourth.

About Thermal Energy

Thermal Energy International Inc. is an innovative cleantech company providing a variety of proprietary and proven energy and water efficiency, emission reduction, and bioenergy products and solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Thermal Energy International Inc. is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices in the UK and in China and sales capabilities worldwide. GEM(R), FLU-ACE(R), DRY-REX(TM), THERMALONOx(TM) and THERMAL-AUD(TM) are trademarks of Thermal Energy International.

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

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SOURCE Thermal Energy International Inc.

For further information: For further information: William Crossland, Thermal Energy International Inc., (613) 723-6776, bill.crossland@thermalenergy.com

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