Saturday, November 24, 2007

Cyclone Power Technologies


They are the makers of the Green Revolution Engine, an "external combustion engine" which can run on "any" fuel. It turns an external source of heat into mechanical energy.

The website has some suspicious claims and it's unclear whether this is a scam operation. Consider: "It is exceptionally environment-friendly because the combustion is continuous and more easily regulated for temperature, oxidizers and fuel amount. Lower combustion temperatures and pressures create less toxic and exotic exhaust gases.... It needs no catalytic converter … no radiator … no transmission … no oil pump (and no oil … the engine is water-lubricated)." Maybe I don't understand enough of the effect of carefully controlled combustion, but it seems obvious to me that burning a fuel causes a chemical reaction and that the constituents of the fuel that's burned will inevitably turn into waste products.