Fuel Tech Licenses Recovery Chem® Technology To Hong Kong's Amazon Papyrus Chemicals Limited

Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Amazon Papyrus Chemicals Limited (Amazon Papyrus). Under the agreement, Fuel Tech has licensed its proprietary RECOVERY CHEM ® technology to Amazon Papyrus, a leading supplier of specialty chemicals to the pulp and paper industry in Asia. Fuel Tech will receive engineering fees and royalty payments from Amazon Papyrus's implementation of RECOVERY CHEM programs in Asia.

Vincent J. Arnone, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fuel Tech, commented, "This licensing agreement represents the ongoing execution of our strategy to cost-effectively monetize Fuel Tech's proven boiler efficiency improvement technologies by targeting developing markets that can benefit from our solutions platform."

The pulp and paper industry is in a growth mode around the world due to the increasing demand for paper related products. This growth is especially evident in Asia. Global paper production was approximately 403 million metric tons in 2013 and 45% of that amount was produced and consumed in Asia. Fuel Tech's RECOVERY CHEM program is highly effective in reducing fireside deposition, erosion and corrosion problems by the application of a comprehensive treatment plan including specialty chemicals and computational fluid dynamic modeling on Black Liquor Recovery boilers used in the pulp and paper industry.

Mr. Arnone continued, "We believe that Amazon Papyrus is an ideal partner to introduce Fuel Tech's proven RECOVERY CHEM technology to its pulp and paper industry customers, an important and promising new market for our solution. Over its 16-year history, Amazon Papyrus has established itself as a premier specialty chemical supplier in Asia. With over 450 employees, it has operations in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Middle East. In Asia, Amazon Papyrus has developed close professional relationships with most of the leading pulp and paper producers through its expertise and cost-effective solutions, and we look forward to assisting these clients in improving the operation of their Black Liquor Recovery boilers."

Mike Grundy, CEO of Amazon Papyrus, commented, "The agreement between Amazon Papyrus and Fuel Tech will provide a platform for both companies to use their respective strengths in the implementation of the RECOVERY CHEM Program. This technology will help pulp and paper customers in the region to improve productivity while reducing production cost. The technology will also result in environmental benefits for our customers in Asia."

Founded in 2000, Amazon Papyrus is a diversified specialty chemical company headquartered in Hong Kong, China. Amazon Papyrus serves in excess of 300 client sites with its portfolio of specialty chemicals and site services, and its 2014-15 revenues were approximately US$115 million. Learn more at http://www.amazon-papyrus.com/.

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 (NO x) reduction technologies include advanced combustion modification techniques and post-combustion NO x control approaches, including NO xOUT ®, HERT™, and Advanced SNCR systems, ASCR ® Advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction systems, and I-NO x ® Integrated NO x Reduction Systems, which utilize various combinations of these systems, along with the ULTRA ® process for safe ammonia generation. These technologies have established Fuel Tech as a leader in NO x reduction, with installations on over 900 units worldwide.

Fuel Tech's technologies for particulate control include Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) products and services including complete turnkey capability for ESP retrofits, with experience on units up to 700 MW. Flue gas conditioning (FGC) systems include treatment using sulfur trioxide (SO 3) and ammonia (NH 3) based conditioning to improve the performance of ESPs by modifying the properties of fly ash particles. Fuel Tech has installed its particulate control technologies on more than 125 units worldwide.

The Company's FUEL CHEM ® technology revolves around the unique application of chemicals to improve the efficiency, reliability, fuel flexibility, boiler heat rate, and environmental status of combustion units by controlling slagging, fouling, corrosion, opacity and improving boiler operations. The Company has experience with this technology, in the form of a customizable FUEL CHEM program, on over 110 units.

Fuel Tech also provides a range of services, including boiler tuning and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) optimization services. 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.

Many of Fuel Tech's products and services rely heavily on the Company's exceptional Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling capabilities, which are enhanced by internally developed, high-end visualization software. These capabilities, coupled with the Company's innovative technologies and multi-disciplined team approach, enable Fuel Tech to provide practical solutions to some of our customers' most challenging problems. For more information, visit Fuel Tech's web site at www.ftek.com.

This press release may contain statements of a forward-looking nature regarding future events. These statements are only predictions and actual events may differ materially. Please refer to documents that Fuel Tech files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

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