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Fuel Tech Awarded Air Pollution Control Orders Totaling $2.5M; Includes SNCR Orders In The U.S. And China

Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for combustion and emissions control systems for utility and industrial applications, today announced receipt of multiple air pollution control orders totaling $2.5 million.

The largest of these orders, placed by a new industrial customer, was an award of a Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) project for three steam generating units located in the Southeast U.S. Fuel Tech’s SNCR process is a post-combustion nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction method which reduces NOx through the controlled injection of reagent into the post-combustion flue gas path. Equipment deliveries are currently scheduled for the third quarter.

In China, an award was received from a new utility customer for two SNCR systems on small coal-fired units. This order is the result of new regulatory requirements for Key Point Regions in accordance with the country’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan that went into effect last year. Equipment deliveries are currently scheduled for the end of the second quarter.

Douglas G. Bailey, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased that these utility and industrial customers have selected our SNCR technology as part of their strategies to achieve NOx reduction compliance. With our proven technology and over 700 installations worldwide, including over 85% of the installed global SNCR base, Fuel Tech is the demonstrated NOx reduction leader.”

About Fuel Tech

Fuel Tech is a leading technology company engaged in the worldwide development, commercialization and application of state-of-the-art proprietary technologies for air pollution control, process optimization, and advanced engineering services. These technologies enable customers to produce both energy and processed materials in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner.

The Company’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction technologies include advanced combustion modification techniques - such as Low NOx Burners and Over-Fire Air systems - and post-combustion NOx control approaches, including NOxOUT® and HERT™ SNCR systems as well as systems that incorporate ASCR™ (Advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction), NOxOUT CASCADE®, ULTRA™ and NOxOUT-SCR® processes. These technologies have established Fuel Tech as a leader in NOx reduction, with installations on over 700 units worldwide, where coal, fuel oil, natural gas, municipal waste, biomass and other fuels are utilized.

The Company’s FUEL CHEM® technology revolves around the unique application of chemicals to improve the efficiency, reliability, fuel flexibility and environmental status of combustion units by controlling slagging, fouling, corrosion, opacity and operational issues associated with sulfur trioxide, ammonium bisulfate, particulate matter (PM 2.5), carbon dioxide and NOx. The Company has experience with this technology, in the form of a customizable FUEL CHEM program, on over 110 combustion units burning a wide variety of fuels including coal, heavy oil, biomass, and municipal waste.

Fuel Tech also provides a range of combustion optimization services, including airflow testing, coal flow testing and boiler tuning, as well as services to help optimize selective catalytic reduction system performance, including catalyst management services and ammonia injection grid tuning. In addition, flow corrective devices and physical and computational modeling services are available to optimize flue gas distribution and mixing in both power plant and industrial applications.

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