Environmental Protection

Cyclone Power Technologies' Green Engine Wins Environmental Award

The Environmental Protection Department of Broward County, Fla., has presented Cyclone Power Technologies with an Emerald Award in recognition of the company’s commitment to protecting and preserving the environment through its achievements in green technology.

The company works in waste energy recovery and has developed the Rankine cycle external combustion engine systems, which produce electrical power from the recapture of waste heat, such as landfill flares and industrial furnaces, and the recycling of waste motor oil.

Based on initial projections, the company estimates that the benefits of waste energy recovery over the next few years could include:

  • production of 1.5 billion kWh of clean, renewable electricity;
  • avoidance of carbon dioxide emissions of 1.48 million tons;
  • operational savings of $116 million for facility owners; and
  • creation of 2,250 clean energy jobs in the United States.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” stated Harry Schoell, Cyclone’s chief executive officer. “We know that our technology can have a material and widespread beneficial effect on the world we live, and we are working diligently to help our licensees and partners bring our engines to market as soon as possible.”

Schoell invited the Cyclone Engine, which is a modern-day steam engine 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 into the air.

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