Thermal Energy International Inc.

Thermal Energy International Inc.

September 12, 2005 06:00 ET

Thermal Energy Appoints New Director: R. James Ansell Brings Over 20 Years as Executive in U.S. Energy and Industrial Power Sector

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 12, 2005) - Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TMG) is pleased to announce the appointment of R. James (Jim) Ansell, to the Company's Board of Directors.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Jim Ansell to Thermal Energy's Board of Directors," said Chairman John Parker. "Jim brings with him an outstanding record of experience in the energy and industrial power sectors, driving business growth and diversification, launching highly profitable products and services, and establishing business channels in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world.

"In conducting its search, our Ethics, Compliance and Governance Committee determined Jim represents an excellent addition to the Board and we look forward to his contributions in continuing to add value for our shareholders," said Mr. Parker.

Since 2002, Mr. Ansell has been President and CEO of Generation Resources Holding Co. LLC., of Leawood, Kansas, a private investment and holding company, which finances, develops, operates and maintains cost-effective production operations specializing in renewable energy projects in the United States. He is also Chairman of FirstEnergy Sustainable Energy Funds and sits on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

Prior to founding Generation Resources, Mr. Ansell was Vice President of strategic development and alliances for Black and Veatch, a $2 billion global construction and engineering firm specializing in energy, water and information technology projects. Mr. Ansell has also held executive and senior management positions with a number of other major companies including Inter-Power/AhlCon Partners LP, ABB Impell Corporation, and the Babcock and Wilcox Co.

Subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange, Mr. Ansell has been granted options to acquire 250,000 shares of Thermal Energy stock at a price of 26 cents as set at the close of trading on Friday September 8, 2005. The options have an expiry date of September 8, 2008.

About Thermal Energy Thermal Energy (TSX VENTURE:TMG) is an environmental and energy technology company established in 1986. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, TMG is a designer, developer, fabricator, and supplier of proprietary and patented environmental compliance (air) and energy conservation, renewable energy products and technology solutions. Thermal Energy is a fully accredited professional engineering firm, and offers advanced process and applications engineering services. FLU-ACE® is a registered trademark of Thermal Energy.

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