Tulsa, OK, April 6, 2022 — ClearSign Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) (“ClearSign” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, today provides an update on operations for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.
“This past year we have developed and launched our primary technologies, added to and strengthened our strategic partnerships, and won some major customer orders; providing a great foundation for our future business growth,” said Jim Deller, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ClearSign. “We are growing our installed base of process burners and are winning larger commercial projects. We developed and launched a boiler burner line with performance meeting the most stringent emission regulations in the California market, and we look forward to growing our business there. Additionally, we have developed strategic partners in China with whom we can get our product lines certified and launched, and with the potential to scale in the future,” continued Dr. Deller. “Overall, we have built the framework of a growing commercial business and we look forward to gaining momentum as our technology becomes more established and mainstream.”
Recent strategic and operational highlights during and subsequent to the full year of 2021 include:
Announced two Multi Heater Projects for Major National Refiners: The Company received an order which consists of engineering, drafting and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modeling of ClearSign Core burners operating in the destination heaters. The following phases of this project are expected to include a physical “first article” full size burner demonstration, then the supply of twenty burners to be installed in the California refinery heaters. Additionally, the Company received a purchase order from a Fortune 500 national refiner in connection with the first phase of the project to retrofit two process heaters with eight ClearSign Core™ burners each to be installed in their Midwest refinery.
Successfully Installed a Process Burner Order for a Super Major’s European Refinery: The project consisted of engineering, fabrication, conducting a witness test and finally installing a replacement burner for a single burner process heater incorporating the ClearSign Core™ NOx reduction technology. In addition to meeting the requirements for this specific service, this order also serves as an initial demonstration of ClearSign Core’s superior NOx emissions technology for deployment into refiners’ fleet of global facilities to meet their emissions reduction goals.
Developed a Boiler Burner line and conducted product launch at California Boiler: Following a successful demonstration of both a 500hp and 125hp boiler burners, the ClearSign Core fire tube burner technology is operating and delivering sub 2.5ppm NOx, and is being offered for sale in retrofit or new boiler applications through ClearSign and partner California Boiler.
Fabricated redesigned 2500hp water tube boiler burner in Tulsa and twin in China: The ClearSign Core™ water tube boiler burner has been redesigned and is now configured as a continuation of the Company’s fire tube boiler burner technology, and has been tested and proven to operate with results consistent with the anticipated future emissions requirements in China. The Company is in process of working on the demonstration and certification of the 2500hp water tube boiler burner in China.
Relocated Company Headquarters to Tulsa, OK: The Company’s move provides both strategic and business development benefits. Tulsa is the epicenter of the global high tech combustion industry, with a highly skilled workforce, and where leaders in the industry like ClearSign’s partner Zeeco are based. Additionally, the Company has been awarded an incentive through the Oklahoma 21th Century Quality Jobs Act incentive program from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Announced the Successful Installation of Multi-Unit Process Burner Order for Major Energy Infrastructure Company: ClearSign installed three burners in an existing process heater at a California storage and transportation terminal. The burners were sold and installed by ClearSign’s channel affiliate, California Boiler, who is the subcontractor to the overall project management company, R. A. Nichols Engineering. This project continues to operate well and has served a reference for additional project wins.
Cash and cash equivalents were approximately $7,600,000 on December 31, 2021.
There were 31,581,666 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021.
The Company will be hosting a call at 5:00 PM ET today. Investors interested in participating on the live call can dial 1-866-372-4653 within the U.S. or 1-412-902-4217 from abroad. Investors can also access the call online through a listen-only webcast at https://app.webinar.net/Papvn76KbjG or on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at http://ir.clearsign.com/overview.
The webcast will be archived on the Company’s investor relations website for at least 90 days and a telephonic playback of the conference call will be available by calling 1-877-344-7529 within the U.S. or 1-412-317-0088 from abroad. Conference ID 6105516. The telephonic playback will be available for 7 days after the conference call.
About ClearSign Technologies Corporation
ClearSign Technologies Corporation designs and develops products and technologies for the purpose of improving key performance characteristics of industrial and commercial systems, including operational performance, energy efficiency, emission reduction, safety and overall cost-effectiveness. Our patented technologies, embedded in established OEM products as ClearSign Core™ and ClearSign Eye™ and other sensing configurations, enhance the performance of combustion systems and fuel safety systems in a broad range of markets, including the energy (upstream oil production and down-stream refining), commercial/industrial boiler, chemical, petrochemical, transport and power industries. For more information, please visit www.clearsign.com.
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