Cyclone Power receives tenth international patent for external combustion engine
According to the news release, the current Mexican patent marks the tenth international patent for Cyclone.
The company also currently holds eight patents for the engine and its components in the United States.
Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine - an eco-friendly external combustion engine with the power and versatility to run everything from portable electric generators and garden equipment to cars, trucks and locomotives.
For the record literally, a modified Cyclone engine will make an attempt this summer to break the land speed record for a steam-engine-powered vehicle.
The engine has many uses beyond automobiles, too. Industrial companies are testing and considering the product to generate electricity from waste heat and burning waste products.
Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is a modern steam engine. It is classified as an external combustion engine (ECE) as opposed to the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) of autos.
Schoell ingeniously designed his engine to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process. Therefore, the ECE runs on virtually any fuel - including bio-diesels, syngas - while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air.
In other words, a Cyclone engine is considerably cleaner than current internal combustion engines, because it burns its fuel thoroughly; which means it can run on virtually any fuel, including carbon neutral bio-fuels simply by its very nature and design.
Fact is, the Cyclone has been tested on over a dozen such plant-based fuels, none of which require any engine modifications.
Furthermore, just last month the company successfully completed a third phase of performance tests of its heat-regenerative
external combustion engine for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), a business of Raytheon Company.
The tests verified by Raytheon demonstrated that Cyclone's prototype, water-cooled "Stingray" engine achieved thermal efficiencies over 30%. Applied to a large diameter unmanned
undersea vehicle, such efficiency yields double current payload capacities and triple the current mission times.
Applied to cars and busses, the Cyclone engine does not idle, meaning that it will use far less fuel during city driving and traffic conditions; something that autos are only beginning to achieve now with start-stop and cylinder shut-down system technology. Yet, when it does run, it's far cleaner due to its more complete combustion.