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August 24, 2009 16:00 ET

Strategic Alliance Between Turbine Truck Engines and AMEC Gains Momentum

AMEC to Utilize the Resources of Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Strategic Alliance With Turbine Truck Engines, Inc.

DELAND, FL--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. ("TTE") (OTCBB: TTEG) -- In January 2009, Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. and China's Aerospace Machinery and Electric Equipment Co. Ltd. (AMEC) entered into a strategic alliance, agreeing to collaborate on the engineering and technical development of the patented Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine Engine (DCGT). TTE also granted AMEC the exclusive license to commercialize the engine in China's automotive and busing markets when the design process is completed. TTE has learned that AMEC will have full access to the resources of Shenyang Aerospace Mitsubishi Motors Engine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Aerospace Mitsubishi) in the engineering and development process.

Aerospace Mitsubishi is a joint venture (JV) between five companies from China, Japan, and Malaysia. AMEC's sister corporation, China Aerospace Automotive Industry Group (Aerospace Automotive), has a 30% stake in the JV, and Aerospace Automotive will be the channel through which AMEC will access Aerospace Mitsubishi resources. AMEC intends to develop 150 and 400 horsepower versions of the DCGT. Once developed, the engine will be manufactured in Aerospace Mitsubishi's state-of-the-art engine assembly plant. The plant is already producing 100,000 engines annually, and is expected to reach 15 million units annually when the facility is complete.

AMEC and Aerospace Automotive are wholly owned subsidiaries of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC). CASIC (www.casic.com.cn) is one of the largest state owned enterprises in China and employs more than 100,000 people, over 40% of which are technical and engineering personnel. CASIC is comprised of seven research institutions, two manufacturing bases, and several production enterprises. Of the 150 CASIC subsidiaries, six are publicly traded companies on the Hong Kong and China Exchanges. The corporation is responsible for the development of China's space program and is considered the most technically advanced enterprise in China.

Michael Rouse, President and CEO of TTE, is in China for high-level meetings with AMEC officials, and he observed, "AMEC's access to Aerospace Mitsubishi's resources will speed the process to which we are mutually committed, and I am excited about the implications of this development for all TTE and AMEC stakeholders."

About Turbine Truck Engines, Inc.

Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. is a technology company focused on the development, manufacture, and testing of its New Energy and Environmental Efficient Truck Engine intended for mass market in the United States and abroad. This new engine design can utilize any known fuel source (gasoline, diesel, propane, natural gas, hydrogen, methanol, ethanol, or LPG) or fuel mixture, yet needs zero coolant, lube, oil, filters, or pumps. The unique, lightweight turbine design has few moving parts, significantly reducing maintenance costs. The innovative cyclical detonation process produces a complete combustion of fuel-oxidation mixtures, resulting in greater fuel economy and fewer harmful exhaust emissions. For more information concerning Turbine Truck Engines, Inc., visit our website at www.ttengines.com.

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Contact Information

  • Turbine Truck Engines, Inc.
    DeLand, Florida
    Sandy Gregory
    TEL: 386-943-8358
    FAX: 386-943-6232
    SGregory@ttengines.com