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Thermal Energy International's John Kelly Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thermal Energy International's John Kelly Receives Lifetime Achievement Award08:00 EST Friday, November 16, 2012OTTAWA, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSXV: TMG), a leading provider of custom energy and emission reduction technologies for energy intensive industries and institutions worldwide, is pleased to congratulate Mr. John Kelly, Chairman of Thermal Energy, on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ottawa Business Achievement Awards (OBAA). Mr. Kelly was presented with the award on November 15, 2012, at the 20th Annual OBAA Gala in Ottawa, Ontario."Given John's significant contribution to the Canadian technology sector and the Ottawa community this very prestigious and deserving award comes as no surprise," said William Crossland, President and CEO of Thermal Energy. "John is a life-long innovator and a true Canadian entrepreneur having provided leadership and guidance to wide variety of successful companies from start-up to more than $100 million in revenue. We are proud to have someone of John's caliber as the Chairman of our Board of Directors where he is instrumental in fostering the Company's strategic growth and development."In conjunction with this award, Mr. Kelly was profiled in the Ottawa Business Journal. The full article can be read here: http://bit.ly/RnNeo6Mr. Kelly was appointed Chairman of Thermal Energy in 2009 and has over 40 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience. Mr. Kelly also serves as Chairman and Partner, Murphy Business Canada Inc. and is a majority owner of Comfort Keepers Ottawa. Previously Mr. Kelly has held the roles of President and CEO of Clearford Industries Inc., CEO of JetForm Corporation and Chairman of NexInnovations Inc. He is also a founder of Why Interactive, Computer Innovations Distribution Inc., Nabu Network Corporation, and SHL Systemhouse Ltd. which was later acquired by EDS.About Thermal Energy International Inc.Thermal Energy International Inc. is an innovative cleantech company providing a variety of proprietary and proven energy efficiency, emission reduction, water efficiency, and bioenergy products and solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Thermal Energy is also a fully accredited professional engineering firm, and can offer advanced process and applications engineering services. By providing a unique mix of proprietary products together with process, energy, environmental, and financial expertise Thermal Energy is able to deliver significant financial and environmental benefits to its customers.Thermal Energy's products include; GEM® - Steam traps and condensate return systems, FLU-ACE® - Direct contact condensing heat recovery, and Dry RexTM- Low temperature biomass drying systems. These award winning products are effective in a wide variety of industries and application and have an excellent track record of longevity, proven reliability and performance providing significant energy savings, reduced GHG emissions, improved water efficiency, lower maintenance costs, improved product quality and increased production efficiency.Thermal Energy International Inc. has offices in Ottawa, Canada as well as Bristol, UK, United States, Italy and China. To find out more about Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V: TMG), visit our website at http://www.thermalenergy.com.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: William Crossland President and CEO Thermal Energy International Inc. 613-723-6776 bill.crossland@thermalenergy.com Babak Pedram Investor Relations The Equicom Group 416-815-0700 ext.264 bpedram@tmxequicom.com