HTC Purenergy Inc.

HTC Purenergy Inc.

March 07, 2008 11:00 ET

HTC Purenergy is Selected for Participation in a Norwegian Carbon Capture and Storage Project

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - HTC Purenergy Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HTC) ("HTC") has been qualified under the Norwegian Government selection process for carrying out front end engineering and design (FEED) for the construction of a CO2 capture project at Karsto, Norway.

The Government of Norway has decided to build full-scale Carbon Capture and Storage on a combined cycle natural gas power plant at Karsto. The project involves constructing the CO2 capture facility, installing pipelines for CO2 transport and storing CO2 in geological formations.

HTC and its consortium partner Bechtel Overseas Corporation will be conducting this project work along with Aker Clean Carbon from Norway, Fluor Daniel Construction Company from England/USA and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD. from Japan.

Lionel Kambeitz, CEO of HTC Purenergy Inc. commented, "The participation in the engineering, design and potential construction of what will likely be the world's largest NG Power Plant CO2 Capture Project, is a unique opportunity to showcase the CO2 capture technology developed over the last 20 years at the University of Regina's International Test Centre for CO2 Capture."

"HTC is also participating in other CO2 capture projects in Norway highlighting the fact that the Government of Norway is clearly demonstrating a world leadership position in carbon management to mitigate the effects of the climate change challenge" Mr. Kambeitz said.

HTC is globally commercializing its Purenergy CCS CO2 Capture Systems through its head office and technical services centre in Regina Saskatchewan, Canada with commercial offices in Brisbane (Australia), Beijing (China), and Vermont (USA).

HTC Purenergy Inc. corporate developments can be followed on and is traded under the symbol HTC.

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