Fuel Tech Awarded Air Pollution Control Orders Totaling $15.8 Million

WARRENVILLE, Ill.–()–Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTEK), a technology company providing advanced
engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems,
emissions control and water treatment in utility and industrial
applications, today announced the receipt of multiple air pollution
control (APC) contracts from customers in the US and China. These awards
have an aggregate value of approximately $15.8 million.

Foremost among these new awards is a follow-on order at a domestic data
center that once again involves utilizing Fuel Tech’s Selective
Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and urea reagent technologies to reduce
nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions where natural gas is used for
power generation.

“We are excited to increase our presence in the natural gas power
markets,” said Vincent J. Arnone, Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer. “SCR technology continues to gain a stronger position
in our technology portfolio, and this new award highlights the
flexibility and adaptability of Fuel Tech’s emissions control solutions
portfolio in a time when the use of natural gas as a fuel source is
rapidly evolving.”

The domestic data center project includes multiple SCR systems where
natural gas is used for power generation. The scope includes Fuel Tech’s
SCR and UDITM Urea Direct Injection technologies, along with
ancillary systems to reduce NOx emissions from backup power
sources. Fuel Tech’s UDI process, similar to our ULTRA®
technology, provides the safe use of urea reagent where SCR is used to
reduce NOx, eliminating the hazards associated with the
transport, storage and handling of anhydrous or aqueous ammonia.
Equipment deliveries are expected to be completed in the second quarter
of 2019.

Mr. Arnone continued, “Industry research estimates that the global data
center power market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth
rate nearly 13% through 2021, and we view the reliability and
availability requirements of the SCR and UDI systems as critical to
customer needs. We have a history of industrial SCR projects using UDI
technology in the steel and chemical markets and have recently deployed
UDI system applications in China. We view UDI as a complement to our
established ULTRA technology. UDI can be a good fit for smaller
industrial systems, including those with multiple SCR reactors. Through
our ongoing global business developments efforts, we are well-positioned
to pursue those opportunities that leverage our ability to provide safe,
cost-effective environmental and emission control solutions for units
utilizing a variety of fuel sources.”

In addition to the data center order, two orders were received for ULTRA
systems that will be installed on industrial and utility units in China
being retrofitted with SCR technology. Delivery of these systems is
scheduled for the third quarter of 2018. An additional contract was
received for an ULTRA system in the US for a gas fired unit that
supplies combined heat and power at a college campus. Delivery for this
system will be completed by the first quarter of 2019.

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, water treatment and advanced engineering services. These
technologies enable customers to produce energy and processed materials,
and deliver water treatment solutions in a cost-effective and
environmentally sustainable manner.

The Company’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction technologies
include advanced combustion modification techniques and post-combustion
NOx control approaches, including NOxOUT®,
HERT™, and Advanced SNCR systems, ASCR™ Advanced Selective Catalytic
Reduction systems, and I-NOx® Integrated NOx
Reduction Systems, which utilize various combinations of these systems,
along UDI™ Urea Direct Injection system for SCR reagent supply, and the
ULTRA® process for safe ammonia generation. These
technologies have established Fuel Tech as a leader in NOx
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 (SO3) and ammonia (NH3) based
conditioning to improve the performance of ESPs by modifying the
properties of fly ash particles. Fuel Tech’s particulate control
technologies have been installed 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

Water treatment technologies include DGI™ Dissolved Gas Infusion Systems
which utilize a patented nozzle to provide a competitive advantage over
conventional utility and industrial aeration. An innovative alternative
to current aeration technology among other applications, DGI systems can
deliver supersaturated oxygen solutions and other gas-water combinations
to target process applications or environmental issues. This infusion
process has a variety of applications in the water and wastewater
industries, including remediation, treatment, biological activity and
wastewater odor management. DGI technology benefits include reduced
energy consumption, installation costs, and operating costs, while
improving treatment performance.

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.
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Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in Fuel Tech’s filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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