Cyclone Power Technologies, a developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, has recently secured intellectual property protection from Japan for its engine technology.
Christopher Nelson, the President of Cyclone, said that the company “have a better level of comfort” having been granted patent protection by Japan. The company has been receiving growing interest and a number of visitors from Japan as said country endeavors to find efficient methods for producing distributed power, Nelson added.
This development according to Cyclone is highly significant for the company’s strategic growth plans as it recognizes Japan’s automotive manufacturing strength and the world’s leader in small-scale combined heat and power (micro-CHP) for home usage.
Japan is one of the last industrialized nations to have given Cyclone a patent for its Cyclone Engine. To date, 18 countries have issued patent protection for this engine technology.
As culled from the company’s website, the Cyclone Engine is a Rankine Cycle heat regenerative external combustion. In simpler terms, it is deemed as the modern, high efficiency, compact and powerful steam engine that is capable of running on any fuel or a combination of fuels. This engine technology produces considerably fewer pollutants than traditional gas or diesel powered internal combustion engines. For two years now, the Cyclone Engine has a tested efficiency of more than 30%, exceeding most current gas-powered engines on the market, Japan Today reported.