Clean Power Technologies Inc.
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Clean Power Technologies Inc.

April 21, 2010 09:30 ET

Clean Power Unveils Heat Recovery System for Landfill Gas Applications

CESAR technology provides 8% energy efficiency gains for waste-to-energy operators

NEWHAVEN, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) - Clean Power Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:CPWE) (FRANKFURT:C1L) ("Clean Power" or the "Company"), a developer of unique systems to reduce emissions and fuel usage by harnessing wasted exhaust energy, is pleased to announce that it has formally launched its heat recovery based CESAR technology for its first landfill application. An unveiling ceremony took place on April 13th 2010 at the Company's Headquarters in Newhaven, on England's Sussex Coast.

Clean Power Technologies has developed a steam hybrid system based on its proprietary Clean Energy Separation And Recovery ('CESAR') technology. CESAR is able to recover otherwise wasted heat from combustion engine exhaust and cooling systems which is then utilised to generate high-pressure superheated steam. The energy within the steam is converted to rotational power by expansion through a vapour engine to drive auxiliary equipment or to supplement a vehicle's main power source.

The Ceremony was attended by more than 70 guests, ranging from the Company's loyal shareholders to the Mayor of Newhaven and it included a Representative of CPT first customer, Renewable Power Systems. Attendees were given a tour of Clean Power's 10,000 sq.ft. R&D facility, during which they were updated on the Company's truck and refrigerated trailer programme, before being shown the new landfill gas unit prior to its trial installation on a 500 kW generator set in Oxfordshire, UK. These field trial results will lead to the final design of purpose-built engines for use across the broader landfill sector where demand is high for what is, essentially, cost free energy.

This trial programme follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, in September 2009, with gas-to-energy developer Renewable Power Systems ("RPS"), based on laboratory tests in July 2009 that simulated landfill conditions and proved the concept for the landfill gas application. (see

This latest application for the CESAR system was announced by the Company's President and CEO, Mr. Abdul Mitha. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mr. Mitha said: "CESAR is a unique technology that improves energy efficiency in both stationary and motive power systems by applying smart heat recovery techniques. In a world that is developing evermore complicated ways to enhance fuel economy and improve the environment, Clean Power has found an answer that is sound, simple, practical and cost effective. More than one third of fuel energy from an internal combustion engine is wasted in the form of exhaust heat. By capturing it, using it to create super heated steam and applying that steam either in the original engine or a secondary generator, we have proved, in our test facility that our CESAR system can provide an additional 8% of energy … free of charge.

"In the engineering world, 8% is a massive uplift. For instance, through our discussion with a major truck and engine, we were told that despite budgets of hundreds of millions of pounds they had difficulty squeezing ¼ of 1% additional energy from current engines. This has prompted preliminary meetings to explore collaborative relationship for the future development for the integration of the CESAR technology in trucks. Our ongoing energy efficiency results, in both the truck and landfill development programmes, continue to attract strong interest from Original Equipment manufacturers, the aftermarket sector and operators alike. Indeed, Clean Power have already received enquiries from a number of landfill operators in Canada, the United States, India and China.

In the USA and Canada alone, the market potential for Clean Power's landfill system is over 2300 units, giving the Company a combined market potential in the U.K. and the U.S.A. of over Pounds Sterling 360 million (US$ 500 million).

Having outlined the many uncharted engineering challenges faced by the Company, and praised the professionalism with which the Clean Power team had addressed them, Mr Mitha handed over to Mike Burns, Chief Technology Officer, who added: "This is a world first; never before has the waste exhaust from a landfill gas spark ignition engine been used to generate additional electricity for commercial sale to the national grid. The CESAR system will increase the power from such systems, indeed from any combustion-engined power generation set, by 8%. This potentially translates to an additional 68 megawatts per year, or Pounds Sterling 66 million in additional revenue, just from UK landfill sites, not to mention the environmental benefits of capturing energy from exhaust gases that are normally wasted to atmosphere."

The visit concluded with an explanation by Marco Cuccinota, Control Systems Manager, of the instrumentation, computer systems and software designed in-house by Clean Power to monitor the performance of the landfill installation at Finmere.

About Clean Power Technologies
Clean Power Technologies is committed to developing unique systems to reduce emissions and fuel usage by producing power from wasted energy. The CPT system can be applied to a range of vehicles, including locomotives, heavy trucks and light cars, and for industrial power generation such as landfill sites. The Company's proprietary technology significantly increases fuel efficiency through its Clean Energy Separation And Recovery (CESAR) system, which takes otherwise wasted heat energy from the exhaust of a conventional combustion engine and modifies it through a heat recovery system to generate clean power.

Clean Power Technologies has cooperative research and development agreements in place with one of the USA's largest grocery chains, freight haulage companies and international engineering corporations. Clean Power Technologies is also working in a collaborative relationship with a leading non-profit environmental organization in the United States.

Testing of the CESAR system on a Caterpillar C15 diesel engine has demonstrated that by recovering around 40% of the exhaust gas energy, efficiency improvements approaching 10% of the C15 running power can be achieved. The Company is in advanced stage of the development of this system for applications on landfill site generators and truck auxiliary power supply.

The Company boasts a highly experienced engineering team, whose vision and technical capabilities are driving the implementation of this unique technology. Clean Power Technologies operates out of its development facility in Newhaven, East Sussex, UK.

The Company is listed on OTCBB in the USA and is also listed on XETRA on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Clean Power's Clean Energy Separation And Recovery (CESAR) technology is designed to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions by capturing and reusing otherwise wasted heat from the exhaust of a conventional combustion engine. A heat exchanger captures waste energy, which is then used to power a secondary vapour engine that generates electricity. In vehicle applications this electricity can then be used to power auxiliary electric engines and even supply power to the vehicle 'primary' engine. A burner can be used to power the secondary vapour engine when the primary engine is shut down.

The CESAR system can be used to power auxiliary truck systems, such as trailer refrigeration and cab cooling or heating, in regulatory 'no idle' and 'quiet' zones. In addition to initial truck applications, CESAR can be further applied in Clean Power's well developed passenger car program and also in the locomotive and marine sectors.

In stationary applications CESAR can provide a continuous source of electrical power to supplement that produced by a generating engine, for no additional input resource. This is particularly attractive for generators running on landfill methane gas, in that more power can be produced from this clean resource.

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