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ThermoEnergy & Babcock Power Form New Company to Develop and Commercialize a New Clean Coal Carbon Capture Technology

February 26, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ThermoEnergy Corporation (“ThermoEnergy” – OTC Bulletin Board: TMEN), and Babcock Power Inc. of Danvers, Massachusetts announce the formation of a limited liability company to be called Babcock-Thermo Carbon Capture LLC, to develop and commercialize a new and advanced carbon capture power plant design. Since entering into a MOU in April of 2008, the two companies have worked together to further advance the ThermoEnergy Integrated Power System (“TIPS”) technology and will now formally join forces to develop subsystems and designs for pilot plant application.

This patented new technology represents a totally different thermodynamic approach in power plant design. Based on high pressure oxy-fuel chemistry, TIPS combines the combustion of carbonaceous fuels, including coal, oil, natural gas, municipal waste and biomass, into energy with near-zero air emissions and no smoke stack. In addition, it effectively captures carbon dioxide (“CO2″) in clean, pressurized liquid form ready for sequestration or beneficial reuse, such as enhanced oil recovery. The TIPS technology promises to achieve greater fossil-fuel power plant thermal efficiency due to its novel and patented process design. Coupled with the recovery of pipeline quality liquid CO2, TIPS is expected to have an economic and environmental edge over competing carbon capture technologies.

Babcock Power and its subsidiaries are industry leaders in the design and supply of environmental pollution controls, combustion and steam generator technology and other power plant heat exchanger products and systems. This experience will be used to design the TIPS process components and subsystems for pressurized oxy-fuel burners and combustors, heat transfer surfaces for generating superheat and reheat steam and condensing heat exchangers which will remove the products of combustion including toxic pollutants, water and CO2 as liquid streams.

“Planned TIPS industrial heat and power plants represent an ideal solution for many US infrastructure industries,” said Dennis Cossey, Chairman and CEO of ThermoEnergy. “Not only will it allow them to switch to a cheaper fuel source, significantly lowering energy costs, but reduce the plants carbon footprint at the same time. The carbon credit offsets associated with greatly reducing green house gas emissions could eventually provide a substantial source of income should Congress enact some form of carbon tax in the coming months,” said Cossey.

“The progression of the TIPS technology coincides well with the timeline of anticipated forthcoming CO2 legislation,” stated James F. Wood, President and CEO of Babcock Power Inc. “As we evolve TIPS into a commercial scale product utilizing pilot plant results, Babcock-Thermo Carbon Capture LLC will be well positioned to compete in the multi-billion dollar CO2 capture market.”

About ThermoEnergy Corporation

ThermoEnergy is an integrated technologies company engaged in the worldwide commercialization of patented and/or proprietary municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and power generation technologies. The wastewater treatment technologies are consolidated in its subsidiary, CASTion Corporation (“CASTion”), a fast growing developer and manufacturer of innovative, custom-designed wastewater treatment and chemical recovery systems for industrial and municipal clients. The Company designs, assembles and ships its waste water treatment systems from a 20,000 square foot fabrication works located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The power generation technologies are consolidated in a subsidiary, ThermoEnergy Power Systems, LLC (“TEPS”). The economic and environmental matrix of the Company’s technologies represents a paradigm shift in key infrastructure industries. The Company currently has offices in Little Rock, AR, Arlington, VA and New York, NY. Additional information on the Company and its technologies can be found on its website at www.thermoenergy.com, or www.castion.com for wastewater treatment specific information.

About Babcock Power Inc.

Babcock Power Inc., www.babcockpower.com, through its subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of technology, equipment, and services to the power generation industry. Babcock Power subsidiary companies include; Vogt Power International Inc. (Louisville, KY), Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA), Babcock Power Environmental Inc., Riley Power Inc. and Babcock Power Services Inc. (Worcester, MA), Boiler Tube Company of America (Lyman, SC), and TEi Construction Services, Inc. (Duncan, SC).

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SOURCE ThermoEnergy Corporation


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