Cyclone Power Technologies

  • Simplified diagram of the Cyclone steam engine

    We're suckers for new kinds of combustion engines. Ever since we first saw and wrote about the Cyclone external-combustion engine, we've been intrigued by it. Now we have an automotive angle: Suppose you could power a Chevy Volt-like range-extended electric car on nothing more than used motor oil. That'd be cool, right? Rather than burning "virgin" gasoline, you could take the effluvia of those old-fashioned gasoline cars and use its energy content to create power that would drive your electric car. From waste oil to electric power This flight of fancy was sparked by an October press release...

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