SOURCE: Energy & Engine Technology Corporation

February 16, 2006 15:43 ET

EENT Targets West Coast for AXP 1000 Technology

PLANO, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 16, 2006 -- The CEO of Energy & Engine Technology Corporation (OTC BB: EENT) made a visit to Oregon on Thursday to meet with the state's Governor, Ted Kulongoski, and other leaders to discuss the environmental benefits of auxiliary power units (APUs) such as EENT's AXP 1000, which decrease diesel fuel emissions by semi-trucks.

During a press conference at a truck stop on I-5 just south of Portland, EENT's CEO, Will McAndrew, met with state leaders to show them a truck equipped with his company's APU system, the AXP 1000. It was an opportunity for state leaders to learn more about a technology which could drastically cut diesel fuel emissions along the I-5 corridor.

Oregon has been a proponent in efforts to limit diesel fuel emissions by semi-trucks along the I-5 corridor. Governor Ted Kulongoski has been an active proponent of finding ways to cut emissions. The state is a member of the West Coast Diesel Emissions Reductions Collaborative, a group that wants to secure $100 million to promote voluntary efforts to reduce fuel emissions.

"In 2003, I helped launch a partnership with the governors of Washington and California aimed reducing greenhouse gas emissions. One of the first regional goals we identified was to reduce truck idling up and down the I-5 corridor -- and today marks another forward step toward that goal," Governor Ted Kulongoski said. "The future looks bright for making air cleaner in Oregon. And the future looks bright for the companies and industries that bring clean-air technology to our state."

For EENT, the gathering was an opportunity to reach out to an audience interested in learning more about its system. The AXP 1000 cuts down on diesel emissions by eliminating the need for truck engines to idle wastefully in order to power cab creature comforts and the HVAC climate control system while the truck is stopped. Instead, a generator set that uses significantly less fuel and emits significantly less pollution serves the purpose. The unit not only cuts down on emissions but also saves substantially on fuel costs, making the system economical as well as energy-efficient.

"We are thrilled that Governor Kulongoski has taken such a strong stance on clean air and the reduction of emissions on the I-5 corridor," said McAndrew. "He is exemplifying Oregon's reputation as a leader on green issues, and we are happy to play a part by marketing a product that has the ability to markedly reduce emissions from the thousands of long haul trucks traveling the corridor on a regular basis."

EENT is hoping to team with organizations in Oregon that have taken the lead on emissions reductions technology like the Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority (LRAPA). LRAPA is planning a series of showrooms located along the I-5 corridor from California to Washington that will feature emissions reduction technology for the trucking industry. LRAPA also created the "Everyone Wins Program," which currently offers low cost leasing to truck owners who want to install an auxiliary power unit on their rigs.

About EENT

EENT (http://www.eent.net), headquartered in Plano, Texas, develops and markets power generation products for the long haul trucking industry and heating and air conditioning systems for the long haul trucking and marine industries.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this communication (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by EENT) contains statements that are "forward-looking," as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act, such as statements relating to the future anticipated direction of the high technology and energy industries, plans for future expansion, various business development activities, planned capital expenditures, future funding sources, anticipated sales growth and potential contracts. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of EENT. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to development and expansion activities, dependence on existing management, financial activities, domestic and global economic conditions, changes in federal or state tax laws and market competition factors. These and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in EENT's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Projected revenues are based upon projected unit sales at historical average per unit sales prices. Average per unit sales prices may be affected by changes in the mix of purchasers between individual owner operators and fleets/dealers. Preliminary numbers may change upon verification by internal accounting procedures.

Contact Information

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    Energy & Engine Technology Corporation, Plano
    Will McAndrew
    972-732-6360
    www.eent.net

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