Cyclone Power Technologies Completes Testing, Ships Initial Waste Heat Power Generator
POMPANO BEACH, Fla.-Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW) has completed internal testing of its initial waste heat power generator and has shipped the beta unit to its customer, Bent Glass Design.
Cyclone’s waste heat power generator – comprised of its 18hp Waste Heat Engine, proprietary heat exchangers and electric generator – will be installed and field tested at Bent Glass’ facility over the following couple of months. This initial system will convert over 500,000 BTUs of exhaust heat from the customer’s glass manufacturing furnaces into electricity, which will be supplied back to the power grid. The final system is expected to be cash positive in 12 months and provide a full payback to Bent Glass within three years.
“We’re pleased to be receiving this waste heat power system from Cyclone and look forward to working with their team to complete installation,” said Bent Glass founder and President Steve Lerner. “In addition to providing substantial savings to our bottom line, we believe that this system will help us conserve non-renewable energy resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
“This is a major step forward in the commercialization of our waste heat technology, which we expect to comprise a substantial portion of our overall business in the future,” stated Christopher Nelson, Managing Director of Cyclone’s WHE division. “While there is more testing and validation to be done, we forecast that our revenues from waste heat operations could approach $50 million annually within five years.”
Cyclone’s Rankine-cycle waste heat engine has been in development since late 2008, and during that time has undergone many months of advancements to increase durability, efficiency and power output. The same engine was shipped in March 2010 to Robotic Technology as part of a project sponsored by DARPA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.
“People sometimes forget that there are no pre-existing ‘build-by’ design drawings for these engine systems – we have developed it all from the bottom up and that takes time,” stated Cyclone’s CEO and technology inventor Harry Schoell. “We know, however, that there is an enormous, underserved market for medium-range waste heat power generators, and we believe that our system will still be the first to effectively convert such wasted energy into clean, renewable, revenue-producing power.”
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