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Cyclone Power Technologies to assume prime contractor position with TACOM

Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Advent Power Systems, a prime contractor with U.S. Army / Tank Command (TACOM).

According to the media release, Cyclone will assume Advent Power Systems position as prime contractor with the U.S. Army / Tank Command (TACOM), subject to formal novation. In a project utilizing Cyclone's engine technology to develop an auxiliary power unit for multiple lines of combat vehicles, affected military vehicles will be the M1 Abrams tank, the IAV Stryker and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

For the record and auxiliary power unit is also known as an APU. And while this technology has found acceptance into the military, be apprised the future commercial application for homes and automotive has a strong basis as well. Because of the All-Fuel, Earth-Friendly nature of their engine, in addition to its cost benefits and scalability, the Cyclone Engine is perfectly suited to replace internal combustion engines in virtually all transportation, power generation, equipment and other important applications.

With regard to the company stock, Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: CYPW), the value of the Army contract being transferred to Cyclone is $1.4 million. However, should this Phase I project advance to Phase II next year, it could be worth several million dollars in additional revenue to Cyclone. That would provide further development support towards the ultimate commercialization of these compact, efficient and multi-fuel power generators.

Christopher Nelson, President of Cyclone, commented, "The closing of the Advent acquisition marks an important milestone for our company and shareholders. With the TACOM contract, we expect to achieve solid revenue over the next year and, hopefully, gain a long term customer. We believe that while military budgets are being trimmed, eco-friendly technologies that make our military forces more efficient and save the government money -- like the Cyclone engine -- will continue to receive funding and support. Cyclone will aggressively pursue these rewarding opportunities."

Dr. Myers commented, "We are pleased to have this acquisition closed. Advent's existing government relationships coupled with Cyclone's engine technology provides us many advantages now and going forward. This is an exciting time for both companies. I have great faith in Cyclone's ability to complete the U.S. Army contract, and ultimately, to commercialize its engine technology for both military and civilian customers."

The purchase price for the acquisition was 1.5 million shares of Cyclone common stock. This consideration is being held in escrow pending the official novation of the Army contract, and is further restricted for resale by a contractual two-year leak-out provision.

In case you missed the meaning, though, novation is a word seldom used in automotive technical circles. It is a term used in contract law and business law. In this case, novation means the act of either replacing an obligation to perform with a new obligation, or replacing a party to an agreement with a new party.

This is not the first writ by TN about this company's relation to the military. Read: Rep. Allen West visits Cyclone Power Technologies and Raytheon: Cyclone Power's combustion engine game changer

About Cyclone Power Technologies

Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine - an all-fuel, clean-tech engine with the power and versatility to run everything from waste energy electric generators and solar thermal systems to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is an eco-friendly external combustion engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel - including bio-diesels, syngas or solar - while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air.

The Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers' AEI Tech Award in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Cyclone was named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit

[Full Disclosure: The author has owned shares of CYPW as part of his long-term IRA holdings]


Aaron Turpen    February 16, 2012 - 8:15PM

Cyclone is a company to watch. They've tried their scalable turbine in everything from race cars (their first project, I believe, was a Ferrari-like kit car using their engine) to big rigs to Humvees. Didn't they try one in a helicopter too? Can't recall if that a was a Cyclone or not.

Their turbines are especially well suited for power generation since they run at a given RPM with optimum fuel use and can run on just about anything combustible, from bio- to alt- to regular fuels.

In trucking, for instance, the use of an APU to replace engine idle time during driver down time saves a huge amount of fuel. The typical 6-cyl diesel engine in a rig (usually roughly 425-500 horsepower) uses about a gallon of diesel fuel per hour to idle. A diesel APU (usually 2 cylinder) uses about that in 12 hours. A cyclone of equivalent size would use a gallon in 30 hours. Then think about the refrigeration units on a cold trailer. Then think about an electric truck powered not by batteries, but by a right-sized cyclone instead. That would make OTR trucking with electric realistic and would make drivers happier since they could carry the same amount of fuel and go much, much further (probably 3x, as a guess). While reducing the weight of the truck to boot (less empty vehicle weight = more freight weight possible = better efficiency and more money per load).

These things have all kinds of potential.

Frank Sherosky    February 16, 2012 - 10:05PM

In reply to by Aaron Turpen

Nice to read coments from another believer in this Rankine Cycle engine. After all, electric powered heavy trucks are even more remote than cars as far as making a difference. I do wish they would complete that run for the land speed record, though. It would turn a lot of heads toward transportation as well as waste heat generators. Maybe this new income source will help,

Aaron Turpen    February 16, 2012 - 11:00PM

In reply to by Frank Sherosky

There are a lot of great technologies just coming forward right now, but this is one of the few that I've followed because of its ramifications for commercial transportation. I follow those techs closely and report on them often at One of my sites that, I believe, Armen found me through.

I drove over the road for 3 years and still hold a commercial Class A license. The commercial transportation sector equates to about 1/3 of our nation's fuel use and trucking, specifically, is a large chunk of that. It's also more predictable and less demanding (in terms of market requirements) than consumer vehicles, so it has more potential for faster adoption of new technologies. It also directly benefits business owners immediately to reduce fuel consumption in cost-effective ways. So if a new tech can present them with a good ROI potential, they are very likely to adopt it.