Thermal Energy International Inc.

Thermal Energy International Inc.

March 04, 2005 11:22 ET

Thermal Energy Strengthens the Team with Addition of Robert W. Triebe, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.


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FOR: THERMAL ENERGY INTERNATIONAL INC.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: TMG

MARCH 4, 2005 - 11:22 ET

Thermal Energy Strengthens the Team with Addition of
Robert W. Triebe, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 4, 2005) -

Rob Triebe returns to Thermal Energy, bringing world class knowledge of
Greenhouse Gas emissions, emissions reduction technology solutions and
Greenhouse Gas reduction funding mechanisms

Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TMG), (the "Company")
http://www.thermalenergy.com today announced that Robert W. Triebe has
been named Director Environmental Solutions and Senior Engineer. Mr.
Triebe spent 5 years with Thermal Energy as a Lead Engineer. Rob was
intimately involved with the Research and development of Thermal
Energy's THERMALONOx™ technology and was an integral member of the
patent application and attainment process. Rob also led the installation
of some of Thermal's earliest FLU-ACE® applications.

Rob currently sits as a functional expert and reviewer for the
Sustainable Development Technology Corporation (SDTC), where he is
involved in the review of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction and pollution
control proposals. SDTC was created by the Canadian government as
not-for Profit Corporation to review and fund new and emerging
climate-friendly technologies that have the potential to reduce GHG
emissions; and technologies to address clean air issues.

Most recently, Rob was with Jacques Whitford Environment Limited (JW) in
the role of Senior Project Manager. With JW, one of Rob's
accomplishments was the completion of a screening and assessment of
current GHG funding mechanisms and programs for Environment Canada to
aid in the decision making process of which programs to fund and to what
level, including review of the GMF, SDTC, IRAP, PERD, TEAM, CIDA, TPC,
CDMJI, and others. As such he is intimately familiar with technical and
funding opportunities available for GHG reduction. Mr. Triebe provided
technical expertise related to pollution prevention and control
practices to the project team and wrote aspects of the Environment
Canada Pollution Prevention Handbook, Guidance Manual, and the Model
Plan now available on the Environment Canada website.

"The addition of Rob will greatly enhance our technical depth and
ability to develop and deliver profitable solutions to our customers.
Rob's background with Thermal Energy and his knowledge of both
FLU-ACE® and THERMALONOx™ will also enable Thermal to rapidly
progress our R&D efforts to meet the market demands and evolving
opportunities we see" stated Tim Angus, President and CEO. "Rob is one
of North America's most knowledgeable technical experts on GHG reduction
technologies and the associated funding mechanisms, including the recent
evolution of very robust Canadian government funding. Acquiring the
skills of an individual with such an intimate familiarity with available
funding mechanisms positions Thermal to capitalize on these
opportunities for our customers and partners and ultimately profitably
grow our business".

Details of Incentive Stock Options and Debt Settlement

150,000 stock options at a deemed price of $0.24 per share have been
granted to Mr. Triebe as an incentive contract bonus to be held in trust
and issued at a rate of 25,000 options per $1,000,000 in secured
business volume on a project by project basis for the Corporation
effective immediately upon commencement of duties. The second incentive
component for Mr. Triebe consists of a contract bonus of 100,000 flow
through common shares at a deemed price of $0.25 per share to be held in
trust and given to Mr. Treibe over a 20 month period with 20,000 shares
to be given to Mr. Triebe immediately upon commencement of duties with
an additional 20,000 shares for each five month period of service to the
Corporation up to the total of 100,000 shares. All options and shares
issued will be subject to standard regulatory hold periods from the date
of grant as required by the TSX Venture Exchange.

The proposed stock options and debt settlement are both subject to the
final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (or TSX-V).

This press release is available on the Thermal Energy Investor
Relation's site for investor questions, commentary and feedback.
Investors are asked to visit http://www.agoracom.com and select the
Thermal Energy Investor Discussion and Contact Forum. Alternatively,
investors can e-mail their questions or comments directly to
TMG@agoracom.com or asked to be placed on the Thermal Energy investor
e-mail list to receive all future press releases directly.

About Thermal Energy http://www.thermalenergy.com Thermal Energy has
been an environmental and energy technology company since 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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