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ClearSign awarded boiler retrofit project from Tricor Refining

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ClearSign Combustion Corporation has announced that Tricor Refining, LLC has awarded a follow-on contract to retrofit a Duplex system into a Cleaver-Brooks water tube boiler. The order follows ClearSign's successful completion of a Duplex system retrofit into a vertical process heater at Tricor.

The project will be installed by Advanced Combustion and Process Controls, ClearSign's representative in Southern California, and is expected to reduce emissions while improving efficiency through the elimination of flue gas recirculation. It is expected to provide Tricor with added steam capability to better meet their production needs while providing Emission Reduction Credits from the local air district by greatly reducing NOX emissions.

"We are pleased that Tricor has awarded ClearSign this additional project and that we can deliver the performance the customer seeks, namely reduced emissions and improved efficiency. We are eager to meet or exceed the customer's expectations by again delivering Best Available Control Technology level solutions that enhance Tricor's operation and put them at the forefront of environmental compliance," said Stephen Pirnat, Chairman of the Board and CEO of ClearSign.

This phased project will begin with an interactive design process with the customer. Once the design is agreed upon, then the project will proceed to the field development stage for installation, and startup. The design phase is expected to take approximately six months with installation to be subject to Tricor's operational requirements and shutdown schedule. Therefore, assuming customer approval of the design, this project is expected to be completed before the fourth quarter of 2017.

Although Tricor's water tube boiler is used in oil refining, it is part of the broader market for packaged boilers. This award marks ClearSign's entrance into a fourth and significant market vertical. A 2016 Market Assessment Report from Frost & Sullivan identified packaged boilers to have a 10 year serviceable available market of up to US$1.7 billion. Commercial installations for ClearSign's Duplex technology are also presently underway in three other significant market verticals: once through steam generators used in the enhanced oil recovery industry, process heaters in the oil refining industry and wellhead enclosed flares required in certain oil production applications.

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