Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc.
Cyclone Power Technologies is a research & development company focused on helping solve two of the great problems of our time: our dependence on fossil fuels, and the resulting unsustainable consequences to our environment. The Cyclone Engine is a Rankine Cycle heat regenerative external combustion, otherwise known as a “Schoell Cycle” engine. In short, the Cyclone is a 21st century, high efficiency, compact and powerful steam engine. The Cyclone Engine is capable of running on virtually any fuel (or combination of fuels) including today’s promising new bio fuels, while emitting far fewer pollutants than traditional gas or diesel powered internal combustion engines. To-date, Cyclone has over 1,000 hours of running and testing our engines, has achieved verified thermal efficiencies above 30%, and is very close to putting the first of these engine models into small-scale commercial production.
Headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine – an all fuel, eco-friendly thermal engine with the power and versatility to run everything from power generators fueled by biomass, waste fuels, solar thermal or engine exhaust, to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants. Currently in its late stages of development, the Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers’ AEI Tech Award in 2006 and 2008.
Before Cyclone was a company, several small engines were built and tested by the inventor, Harry Schoell, at his Schoell Marine facility (founded 1967). A small single cylinder engine was tested and run on several fuels. The next hurdle was outside verification by a Thermodynamist and Mechanical Engineer. The Engineering Company completed the evaluation and Harry received corroboration which verified the Cyclone Engine.
A private company was formed, Cyclone Power Technology LLC, and the MK 2 and the MK 5 were designed. The MK 2 was put on a dyno and was the first Cyclone engine to achieve over 30% efficiency. Cyclone LLC was searching for additional development capital and all sources demanded an exit strategy for their investment. At that point, the LLC was merged into a publically traded Company and renamed Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. The founders hired a President who had experience with a public company. Cyclone emerged into the public domain.
As a public company, Cyclone’s technology is the right invention for today’s search of a multi-fuel, cleaner technology to power our world’s needs. Cyclone went into the public domain as a Research and Development Company. Research contracts brought in the funds to expand the technology allowing new products to go into production.