ERAU Students Win Award for Their Work on the DCGT Engine
Paisley, Florida | May 9, 2011
Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. (“TTE”) (OTCQB: TTEG), announces that two student engineers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University were honored recently by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for a paper reporting their research on TTE's DCGT engine. Francisco Romo and Jeffrey Vizcaino received second place in the Masters Student Division at the AIAA's Southeastern Regional Student Conference in Huntsville, Ala., on April 5.
The students conducted research for their paper, titled "A Flex-Fuel Pulsed Detonation Engine for Driveshaft Applications," in the Gas Turbine Laboratory at Embry-Riddle's College of Engineering at the Daytona Beach, Fla., campus. "The students have done a lot of hard work and we are very proud of the recognition they received by such a prestigious institution," said Michael Rouse, TTE's President and CEO. "We are also very excited that the DCGT engine is generating so much interest among students."
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About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (www.erau.edu) is the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious university specializing in aviation and aerospace. It is the only accredited, aviation-oriented university in the world. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University partners with private and public entities to assist in developing solutions. Embry-Riddle has residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, as well as a Worldwide Campus dedicated to providing educational opportunities to working adults worldwide.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program No. 1 in the nation among schools without doctorate programs. Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program is the largest in the nation.
About Turbine Truck Engines, Inc.
Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. is a technology company focused on the development, manufacture, and testing of its new energy efficient and environmentally friendly engine which will be distributed in the United States and abroad. Intended for use in the transportation and power generation sectors, the engine can utilize any fuel that can be gasified (gasoline, diesel, propane, natural gas, hydrogen, methanol, ethanol or LPG) or fuel mixture, yet needs little or no coolant, lube oil, filters, or pumps. Its unique, lightweight turbine design has few moving parts, significantly reducing maintenance costs. The innovative cyclic detonation process produces a near-complete combustion of fuel-oxidizer mixtures, resulting in greater fuel economy and fewer harmful exhaust emissions. For more information concerning Turbine Truck Engines, Inc., visit www.ttengines.com.
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