POMPANO BEACH, Fla.- Cyclone Power Technologies (Pink Sheets: CYPW) has received a purchase order from its licensee Phoenix Power Group (PPG) for two waste oil power generators. The renewable power systems are scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year for field testing with PPG’s nationwide distributor, Clean Burn, the world leader in waste oil furnaces and boilers.
The new Phoenix 10kW waste oil generator will be powered by Cyclone’s WHE-25 engine – a compact, scalable waste heat engine – using a specially designed, clean emissions combustion chamber. The “Phoenix 10”, which is expected to be in limited commercial production in early 2011, will allow thousands of oil change and drop-off locations to recycle their waste motor oil in an environmentally-friendly and profitable manner by producing grid-tied electricity.
“Overwhelming market demand has led us to focus on launching a smaller genset that matches the waste oil disposal requirements of the vast majority of garages and lube shops throughout the United States,” stated Thomas V. Thillen, President of PPG. “We still intend on launching a larger 40kW system later in 2011, as previously announced.”
Waste motor oil is a major source of contamination of waterways that can result in the toxic pollution of drinking water. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, waste oil from one oil change can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water.
“Approximately one billion gallons of waste oil are disposed of each year in the U.S.,” stated Cyclone’s Executive VP, Christopher Nelson. “We are pleased to be part of a project that could have such widespread benefits – giving companies and individuals an economic incentive to turn this potentially hazardous substance into a clean, renewal energy source.”
To learn more about PPG’s waste oil systems, please visit the company’s web site which, for a limited time, can be accessed through GE-ecomagination/Phoenix – the $200 million GE Challenge. To see a video of Cyclone’s scalable Waste Heat Engine that will power the Phoenix 10, please visit: GE-ecomagination/Cyclone-WHE.