Cyclone Power Technologies completes build of next generation waste heat engine with The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research
POMPANO BEACH, FL, November 5, 2013. Cyclone Power Technologies Inc., developer of the all-fuel clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has completed the build of its next generation Waste Heat Engine, in conjunction with The Ohio State University's prestigious Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The model engine, called the WHE-DR, is currently in testing and is expected to be ready to transition into limited production by the end of this year.
The WHE-DR boasts several important advancements over the previous engine model, meant to decrease manufacturing costs and increase operational durability without loss of performance. For instance, the new engine replaces six cylinders with three slightly larger bore cylinders, and utilizes more robust and less complicated admittance and exhaust valving systems, and simplified rod bearing connections. Overall, the WHE-DR has approximately 60% fewer parts than the earlier version. Initial testing has demonstrated significantly smoother and quieter operation, which is expected to result in the successful completion of durability tests over the next two months.
James Durand, Director of Testing, Engineering & Software Development Services at CAR, stated: "We have made great progress in a short period of time, and are very pleased with the resulting engine design of the WHE-DR. We believe this is an engine that will ultimately achieve the reliability and durability expectations of Cyclone and its customers. We feel confident that together with Cyclone's team we will complete our project goals in the short term."
"We are very proud of our improved engine. This is a technological and business milestone that must not be understated, as we are fast approaching our transition into phase one manufacturing with our team that we have been preparing in Ohio. For small-scale waste-to-power applications, we believe this product has enormous market potential," stated Harry Schoell, Chairman and CTO of Cyclone.
CAR is a Columbus-based interdisciplinary research center within The Ohio State University's College of Engineering. Among other expertise, CAR focuses on advanced engine development, alternative fuels for reduced fuel consumption and emissions, electric and hybrid drivetrains, and advanced battery technology.
Added November 25, 2013: Cyclone Power Technologies gives a sneak peek at the nearly production-ready WHE-DR waste heat engine. There's a shoutout to Center for Automotive Research at 1:21! youtu.be/PQcyzUNBYO0
About Cyclone Power Technologies
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine - an all-fuel, clean-tech engine with the power and versatility to run everything from waste energy electric generators and solar thermal systems to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and Chairman Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is an eco-friendly external combustion engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel - including bio-diesels, syngas or solar - while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air. The Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with two Society of Automotive Engineers' AEI Tech Awards. Additionally, Cyclone was named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit www.cyclonepower.com and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CyclonePowerTechnologies.
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is the preeminent research center in sustainable and safe mobility in the United States and an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. CAR research focuses on: advanced electric propulsion and energy storage systems; advanced engines and alternative fuels for reduced fuel consumption and emissions; intelligent transportation and vehicular communication systems; autonomous vehicles; noise, vibrations, and dynamics; vehicle chassis systems; and vehicle and occupant safety. More info: car.osu.edu, Facebook and @OSUCtrAutoRsrch.
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