Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. (TTE) is a Nevada "C" corporation (originally incorporated in Delaware on November 27, 2000 and subsequently converted on February 20, 2008). Turbine Truck Engines is currently a development stage company working to commercialize a promising new generation of environmentally-aware technologies in the green-energy industry, and is publicly traded on the over-the-counter bulletin board (TTEG.OB).
Turbine Truck Engines' first acquisition was an exclusive License from Alpha Engines Corporation (Alpha) to manufacture and market Heavy Duty Highway Truck Engines using Alpha’s patented Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine (DCGT) technology (U.S. Patent #6,000,214). TTE has since expanded the scope of the license with Alpha to include additional DCGT engine applications varying greatly in size and scope. From small motor scooters to family SUV's ... from commercial transport busses to giant container ships ... and from small consumer generators to large municipal power stations ... TTE's revolutionary DCGT technology has the potential to change the world in a great many ways.
In more recent years, TTE has begun aggressively pursuing additional expansion opportunities around the world.
As an early result of that effort, TTE announced in 2011 that it had become the exclusive North American agent for the Hydrogen Production Burner System (HPBS), an innovative and efficient on-demand methanol to hydrogen production process of Energy Technology Services Co., Ltd. Taiwan.
TTE was founded primarily to develop and commercialize Alpha Engines Corporation's (Alpha) Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine (DCGT) engine technology for heavy-duty trucks with power ranges from 300 to 1,000 horsepower.
Alpha is a Delaware “C” corporation, incorporated in 1984, that is based in Florida and operates as a research and development company. Privately funded, Alpha continues to advance the innovative research and engineering efforts of founding scientist Robert L. Scragg, the inventor and developer of the Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine (DCGT) engine, a revolutionary new turbine engine technology.
The DCGT engine utilizes a unique Electromagnetic Isothermal Combustion (EIC) Process that produces complete combustion of fuel-oxidizer mixtures in cyclic detonations that negate unwanted NOx and CO emissions. The EIC Process enables the DCGT engine to operate with blower air at low static pressure, negating the necessity of compressing and preheating fuel-oxidizer mixtures prior to combustion. By eliminating the compression of fuel-oxidizer mixtures, the DCGT achieves higher thermal efficiencies in a simplified mechanical structure, and provides numerous competitive advantages over current diesel, gasoline and gas turbine engines.
Following the development of its first prototype engine in 1987, Alpha has successfully designed and constructed four additional DCGT prototype engines, (1987, 1989, 1993, and 2006) the practicality of which has been proven. Alpha’s fifth (5th) prototype, a 540 HP engine funded by TTE, was successfully delivered to Turbine Truck Engines' DeLand, Florida demonstration facility in March of 2006. A sixth generation prototype was delivered in 2011, designed and built by Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. in coordination with scientists from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and TTE's development partners in China.
TTE has an exclusive licensing agreement with Alpha that provides TTE with all global licensing rights to Alpha’s technology, including the manufacturing, sales and marketing for DCGT heavy duty truck engines, as well the right to partner, or re-license Alpha DCGT engine technology to third parties. In addition, the license includes a potential joint venture agreement with a leading US trucking and transportation company for the final development and commercialization of the TTE DCGT heavy duty truck engine.
In addition to the huge savings which will be enjoyed by commercial fleet operators, TTE's DCGT engine will allow the US and the world to reduce its dependency on foreign oil, and at the same time significantly reduce the harmful greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global climate change.
Consistent with Turbine Truck Engines’ mission statement, in recent years TTE has begun pursuing expansion opportunities around the world. While pursuing partnership opportunities in Asia for TTE’s Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine Technology, TTE’s CEO was introduced to the principal leadership of Hydrogen Union Energy Co. Ltd (“HUE”), a Taiwan corporation, which holds the exclusive rights to manufacture, market, and distribute the HPBS worldwide.
The HPBS is a low-pressure production system which enables users to produce hydrogen on site, thus eliminating storage safety issues normally associated with hydrogen power applications. The applications for the HPBS technology include, but are not limited to, home heating and cooking, outdoor heating, incinerators, boilers, industrial furnaces, and turbine applications.
Over the last 2 years, the companies have blazed a difficult path together to advance both the acceptance and the economic viability of the Hydrogen Production Burner System in the Asia marketplace. Today, market acceptance of the commercial viability and risk assessment of the HPBS has reached criticality.
Use of the HPBS reduces fuel costs and is environment friendly. Early tests of the system showed a 47% fuel cost reduction when compared to diesel and a 57% reduction when compared to liquid propane. Since the hydrogen is produced on-site, transportation costs are virtually eliminated. This System, a green technology, also contributes greatly to preserving our environment due to the fact that the emissions from hydrogen are safer than those of diesel, propane or other fuels.
Due to the impact high levels of air pollution is having on all aspects of life and business in China, pressure is rapidly increasing for industry across all spectrums in China to aggressively seek out new technologies to replace petrochemical oil, gas, or electric energy as a fuel source for burning. TTE is aggressively pursuing its business model to place the HPBS throughout the Chinese market and beyond.
Looking to the Future
More than just a highway truck engine company, TTE is an American clean-air technology corporation dedicated to identifying, developing and commercializing important scientific innovations which will enable the world's industries to dramatically enhance their commitment to environmental conservation while providing the cost savings needed to remain profitable; and, in turn, change forever how the world consumes energy.