We see great business opportunities globally for the WHE to be used to generate power from all types of waste resources - from heat off industrial plants in emerging markets where efficiencies and emissions are becoming increasingly scrutinized, to agricultural waste combustion in rural communities where traditional fuels are scarce," stated Christopher Nelson, President of Cyclone and Managing Director of the company's WHE division.
The WHE is a very unique and important engine," stated Christopher Nelson, President of Cyclone.
Department of Energy statistics, Cyclone estimates that there are well over $250 million of potential small-scale waste heat recovery installations in the United States alone that would benefit from the patented WHE system.
This was a very meaningful and interesting project for Cyclone, in which we learned a great deal about our waste heat engine and the combustion of renewable vegetative biomass for its fuel source," stated Travis Love, Cyclone's Project Engineer for the WHE system.
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," stated Cyclone's CEO, Harry Schoell.
The Company's WHE systems produce electricity from heat (thermal energy) that is otherwise lost into the atmosphere through tail pipes, smoke stacks, exhaust flues and flares.
An attached biomass combustion chamber produces up to 600xF of heat to run the WHE at peak performance.
The company now plans to create a commercial production model of the WHE biomass generator, which could be sold through home and garden retailers, agricultural machinery wholesalers, or biomass furnace manufacturers and distributors.
We believe we can debug any remaining mechanical issues in this test period and prepare our engine system for commercial operation," stated Allan Brown, Cyclone's senior engineer on the WHE project.
The WHE is a self-starting steam engine capable of producing up to 18HP (10kW of electricity) from low to medium-temperature waste heat sources such as industrial furnaces, commercial ovens and even solar thermal collectors.