"We have created the basis for what I consider from my years involved with U.S. defense projects, an 'engineering center of excellence'," said Keith McDade, VP of Technology and Engineering of Great Wall, in charge of overseeing design, development and IP protection for the Cyclone technology in China. "We are committed to the highest level of quality in our engineering, and we expect this attention to detail and performance to define the products we develop utilizing Cyclone's technology."
Great Wall anticipates commencing building of initial engine prototypes this quarter. Their current focus is on the Cyclone WHE-25 for use with biomass-to-power generator systems. These will include distributed combined heat and power (CHP) applications, and power sources for bio-char based environmental remediation (water and soil) equipment. Subsequent development will include Cyclone's Mark V and larger engines.
"We see a massive market developing for distributed power in China's rural areas," said Great Wall's Managing Director, Robert Devine. "The first demand driver will be government-financed projects focused on cleaning up water and soil pollution in rural China. With Cyclone, we can deliver a viable biomass-based solution that combines distributed power and environmentally beneficial byproducts to support these efforts locally and at low cost."
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