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Cyclone Power External Combustion Engine Demo

Cyclone Power, the American manufacturer of the Cyclone engine, has released a few videos demonstrating to operating principles and advantages of the units they are developing. Their main focus in the videos was to showcase the hows and whys behind the Waste Heat Engine (WHE), a unit designed to power a grid-tied or stand-alone waste energy recovery system.

WHE generates between 1kW and 1MW of electricity by capturing 600F to 2000Fof excess wasted heat from sources such as engine exhaust, commercial ovens, industrial furnaces and landfill flares.

"We believe that our WHE systems can fill an enormous gap in the waste energy recovery industry - namely small and medium sized businesses with low to medium quality excess wasted heat," Cyclone's CEO, Harry Schoell said in a release.

"We believe that our WHE units are the only truly viable options for facilities as small as restaurants, to medium-sized industrial furnaces, foundries and gas flares."

The benefits of using a WHE system have been outlined by the US Clean Heat and Power Association, who found that combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat recovery processes can save business owners over $5 billion/year in energy costs.

In addition, NOx and SO2 emissions will be reduced by 400,000 tons/year and 900,000 tons/year, respectively. CO2 emissions will be cut by 35 million tons, should the system be implemented on a large scale. According to the US Department of Energy, should the country increase its use of CHP and waste heat recovery systems to generate 20% of its electricity by 2030, $234 billion in private investment and 1 million jobs would be created.


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