Thermal Energy Receives Purchase Order from King's College Hospital in
England

OTTAWA, March 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V: TMG) (www.thermalenergy.com) ("Thermal Energy" or "the company"), is pleased to announce that on March 10, 2010 it received a purchase order for (pnds stlg)303 thousand (approximately CDN $475 thousand) from King's College Hospital Trust, a major teaching hospital in London, to provide a FLU-ACE(R) heat recovery solution for use on its heating and hot water system. The heat recovery system will be built, installed and revenue earned over the next 20 weeks.

The purchase order was issued following the successful supply and installation of a GEM(R) condensate return system, also from Thermal Energy, earlier in the year. The King's College Hospital Trust heat recovery project is calculated by Thermal Energy to reduce 1,564 tonnes of CO(2) and lower energy consumption by over 8 million kW annually, providing a payback in little over 18 months for the Trust. This project will reduce energy consumption for the Trust and help towards the key targets of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by the year 2050 now set by the UK Government.

Thermal Energy has worked closely with the National Health Service ("NHS") in the UK over the last few months and has supported many activities, most recently being the headline sponsor for their Sustainability Development Units conference - One future, different paths.

The NHS is a publicly funded healthcare system in Great Britain. According to its web site, the NHS is the largest single organization by employment in Europe, employing 5 per cent of the UK workforce and producing more than 18 million tonnes of CO2 per year - 3.2 per cent of carbon emissions and 25 per cent of public sector emissions in England - the largest public sector contributor to climate change and the NHS is working vigorously to reduce its energy consumption by 80% by 2050 against a baseline use in 2000, a legal limit set by the UK Government. The NHS Sustainable Development 2010 - One Future, Different Paths Conference and Exhibition aimed to identify the progress to date and define the challenges moving forward in creating a sustainable NHS legacy for the future. This is set within the context of the current regulatory framework and policy mandate for the UK under the groundbreaking Climate Change, Planning and Energy Acts. Taken together, these provide an action plan to secure a Low Carbon Future and reduce carbon emissions by 10 per cent below 1990 levels by 2010, 34 per cent by 2020, and 80 per cent by 2050, according to govtoday.co.uk, an online resource for the public sector in the UK.

"The King's College Hospital Trust looks forward to a close working relationship on this project, after the previous successes with Thermal Energy at this and other hospitals in the UK, as well as internationally," commented Fergus Sligo Young, Assistant Engineering Manager, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

About King's College Hospital

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London's largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of specialist services. This includes providing specialist services to patients across a wide catchment, and we are recognized nationally and internationally for our work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac and haemato-oncology.

www.kch.nhs.uk

About Thermal Energy

Thermal Energy International Inc. is an innovative technology company providing custom energy and emission reduction, and bioenergy solutions. With offices in Ottawa, Canada and Bristol UK, TEI is a designer, design build developer, fabricator, owner, operator 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), THERMAL-AUD(TM) and GEM(R) 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.

NOTE: This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to, and amongst other things, based on management's expectations, estimates and projections with respect to, expected agreement on and execution of definitive agreements, timing of installation and implementation, the anticipated effectiveness of the Company's products and services and the revenues to be received by the Company from the project described. Statements with respect to anticipated effectiveness of the Company's products and services are based on studies conducted by the Company and third parties as well as the Company's experience with similar installations for other customers. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, some of which are outside of the Company's control, could cause events and results to differ materially from those stated. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Thermal Energy International Inc.

For further information: For further information: William Crossland, President and CEO, (613) 723-6776

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