Thermal Energy International Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TMG

Thermal Energy International Inc.

April 10, 2006 07:00 ET

Thermal Energy's New Energy Saving Solution in Trial with U.S. Automaker

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 10, 2006) -

Attention business, energy and environment editors

Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TMG), (the "Company,") (www.thermalenergy.com) is pleased to announce that the first installation of its newly-acquired energy saving, GEM® condensate return technology will be at a "Big Three" automaker's research facility in Detroit, Michigan.

"This trial project with one of North America's largest auto makers, demonstrates we are on the right track with our strategy of expanding our offering of technology solutions to include a complete range of energy and cost saving solutions," said Thermal Energy President and CEO Tim Angus.

After completion of the trial project on a steam system in central heating plant and following a review by the automaker, Thermal Energy hopes to proceed with further installations throughout the company's portfolio of facilities.

Thermal Energy announced last week that the Company had acquired exclusive rights in Canada and key U.S. markets including Michigan, to the GEM® Condensate Return System.

The unique GEM® technology is designed as a permanent replacement solution for traditional lower efficiency steam traps which have typical life expectancies of 2-5 years as well as high maintenance and repair costs. Unlike regular steam traps which have moving components that are prone to frequent failures and have short life expectancies, the GEM technology has no moving components to wear out or fail and results in long-term energy savings and significantly lower maintenance costs.

Faulty and poorly-maintained steam systems cost industrial and commercial sectors billions of dollars a year in energy costs and result in excess emissions including greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2).

About Thermal Energy

Thermal Energy International Inc. is an innovative technology company providing custom energy and emission reduction solutions. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, TEI is a designer, design build developer, fabricator, 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. FLU-ACE®, THERMALONOx™ and THERMALOZOMAx™ are trademarks of Thermal Energy International. GEM® is a trademark used under exclusive license from Gardner Energy Management Ltd. (www.gemtrap.com)

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

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Contact Information

  • Thermal Energy International Inc.
    Stuart McCarthy
    Investor Relations and Communications
    (613) 723-6776 x 220 / cell phone (613) 762-4321
    stuart.mccarthy@thermalenergy.com