June 18, 08
Cyclone “External Combustion Engine” Runs on 100% Pure Algae Oil

Cyclone Power Technologies announced that it has successfully run its revolutionary external combustion Cyclone Engine on fuels derived from pure algae.

The company reported that algae fuel burned cleanly and with greater thermal efficiency than previous tests on Ethanol and other alcohol-based fuels. Additionally, the bio-fuels tested were 100% pure algae with no diesel additives, which means that the refining process required for use in the Cyclone Engine would be less expensive and less time intensive than the process required for use in today's diesel engines.

Over the last few months, the company has received great interest from algae fuel producers for use of the award-winning Cyclone Engine as a power generator. The Cyclone is an eco-friendly engine capable of running on virtually any fuel or fuel combination without modification of its combustion chamber or fuel injector, and is scalable to practically any size or power output from small garden equipment to automobiles, boats and large industrial generators.

"We were very pleased with the performance of the algae fuels," stated Cyclone's CEO, Harry Schoell. "Algae has outstanding potential as a legitimate bio-fuel of the future, especially in conjunction with the Cyclone Engine. It generates substantial BTUs and can be grown almost anywhere. Just as important, algae fuel is not competitive with food supplies."

Unlike IC engines, the Cyclone engine uses an external combustion chamber to heat a separate working fluid, de-ionized water, which expands to create mechanical energy by moving pistons or a turbine.

Since the combustion is external to the mechanism, the Cyclone engine can run on any fuel… liquid or gaseous. Ethanol, diesel, gasoline, biomass … anything from municipal trash and agricultural waste to traditional fossil fuels can power the Green Revolution Engine – individually, or in combination. Initial tests of the engine used fuels derived from orange peels, palm oil, cottonseed oil, and chicken fat … none of which are impacted by cartels, hostile governments or dwindling reserves.

Whereas almost anything can go into a Green Revolution Engine, almost nothing comes out. It is exceptionally environment-friendly because the combustion is continuous and more easily regulated for temperature, oxidizers and fuel amount. Lower combustion temperatures and pressures create less toxic and exotic exhaust gases.