SOURCE: Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc.

September 10, 2008 08:30 ET

Cyclone Power Technologies Tests Emissions of Its Green Engine; Expects to Exceed 2011 EPA Standards at No Added Cost

POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CYPW) announced today the results of greenhouse gas emissions testing conducted on the award-winning Cyclone Engine.

The tests were performed four times on the fuel combustion system of the company's 3HP propane-fueled engine, and then on a 2007 3HP gas-powered lawn mower engine. Compared to the standard lawn mower, the Cyclone Engine produced the following test results:

--  Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions were 21 percent lower;
--  Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions were 63 percent lower; and
--  Nitrogen Oxide (NOX) emissions were 99 percent lower, with readings
    from the Cyclone at statistical zero.

"We are pleased with these emission test results, but not at all surprised," said Cyclone CEO Harry Schoell. "We have always known that the Cyclone Engine runs substantially cleaner than the dirty and wasteful spark-ignited gas engines used to power most lawn and garden equipment today. For instance, our engine runs at atmospheric pressures, and as a result, produces no NOX emissions."

The company's tests coincide with the Sept. 4 announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of long-awaited regulations requiring a 35 percent reduction in emissions from new lawn and garden equipment beginning by 2011. The EPA estimates this new rule will reduce annual emissions of hydrocarbons by 600,000 tons, NOX emissions by 130,000 tons, and CO emissions by 1.5 million tons. Implementing the required changes, however, will cost about $236 million a year, according to EPA estimates. These costs are expected to be passed on to consumers in the form of more expensive lawnmowers, most likely requiring catalytic converters. According to the California Air Resources Board, consumers can expect to pay about 18 percent higher for walk-behind models when these regulations take effect.

Not so with the clean, green Cyclone Engine.

"We expect the Cyclone will have no problem meeting and beating EPA greenhouse gas standards without additional costs to the consumer," Schoell said. "Our engine requires no catalytic converter, and is generally much simpler to manufacture than a comparable internal combustion engine."

In addition to not requiring a catalytic converter, the Cyclone Engine does not use any motor oil -- it is water lubricated -- thus saving consumers additional money and leading to less waste, leakage and spillage of petroleum products.

Results from the emissions tests were as follows (averaged over four readings):

Emitted Gas            Gas Lawn Mower   Cyclone Engine
-----------            --------------   --------------
Carbon Monoxide (CO)        1.28             .48
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)        3.45            2.73
Nitrogen Oxide (NOX)        0019            0000

CO gas concentration is measured in hundredths of a volume percent.
CO2 gas concentration is measured in tenths of a volume percent.
NOX gas concentration is measured in parts per million.

For the tests, the company used a Bridge Model 9005-03 Gas Analyzer, which uses NDIR technology to measure CO and CO2, and electro-chemical sensors to measure NOX. These are the only technologies certified for use on domestic and international emissions test programs such as California BAR-97 and OIML International.


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 handheld electric generators and garden equipment to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is a modern-day steam engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process. The Cyclone runs on virtually any fuel -- including bio-diesels, syngas or solar -- while emitting fewer greenhouse gases and irritating pollutants into the air. Currently in its late stages of development, 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 recently named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit

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    Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc.
    601 NE 26th Ct.
    Pompano Beach, FL 33064