SOURCE: Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc.

September 25, 2007 07:00 ET

Cyclone Power Technologies Adds to Team Distinguished Engineer and Steam Engine Expert

POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - September 25, 2007) - Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYPW) announced today that James D. Crank, a retired engineer with Lockheed and one of the foremost experts on automotive steam engine systems, has joined the Cyclone team as a Senior Technology Consultant and Board of Advisors member.

During his long career with Lockheed, Mr. Crank worked in senior research positions on many important projects, including: engine development for the Ground Vehicles Department, primary battery systems for the Triton II missile, battery systems for the Hubbell Space Telescope, heat shields for the Mercury and Apollo space systems, and dynamic solar and nuclear space power systems for SDI. Mr. Crank was also a Research Engineer for the Stanford Research Institute where he worked on explosive cladding of materials for cylinder construction in Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, among other projects.

Mr. Crank also has over 50 years experience in restoration, repair and driving of various steam cars, including the total redesign of the complete Doble crankcase assembly and cylinders for the Series E Doble steam cars (with 10 sets constructed), and the design and construction of the current speed world record holding steam car. He served as a consultant on steam car restoration to Harrah Automobile Collection, Nethercutt Collection, Jay Leno Collection, Stephen Finn Collection, and the Besler General Motors Chevelle steam car, among others; and a consultant to the State of California on the steam bus development program. He is the owner and president of Doble Steam Motors Corporation, and is currently working on a book about the history of the Doble steam car and its founding family.

"I am honored to be working with Jim in the development of our engine technology," stated inventor and Cyclone's CEO, Harry Schoell. "His expertise and experience will undoubtedly add great value to our company."


Cyclone holds the U.S. patent, international patent applications, and exclusive commercial rights to the Green Revolution Engine™, an environmentally friendly and highly efficient external combustion, heat-regenerative engine. Developed by Cyclone's President and CEO, Harry Schoell, the Cyclone engine regenerates (or recycles) its heat, which allows it to run cleaner, cooler and more efficiently than traditional internal combustion engines. The Green Revolution Engine is capable of running on any liquid or gaseous fuel, including ethanol, bio-diesel and propane. The company also recently filed a patent application for its Waste Heat Engine, a low-pressure engine capable of running on heat emitted from external sources, including the waste exhaust of a power generator or renewable solar power. Both these engines are lubricated with de-ionized water instead of motor oil, and by eliminating many subsystems like oil pumps, radiators, catalytic converters and fuel injectors, the Cyclone engines are expected to cost less to manufacture, operate and maintain. The Green Revolution Engine in particular is highly scalable and sufficiently powerful for applications ranging from lawn equipment and small home generators, large stand-alone generators, to cars, trucks, buses, RVs, boats and ships, as well as earth-moving equipment and locomotives.

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Contact Information

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    Wilson McQueen
    Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc.
    601 NE 26th Ct.
    Pompano Beach, FL 33065