Turbine Truck Engines, Deland, Fla., has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Aerospace Machinery & Electric Equipment Company, a Chinese corporation.

The agreement calls for the two companies to collaborate on the development and commercialization of TTE's Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine Engine (DCGT) specifically for application opportunities in the People's Republic of China. AMEC and TTE will collaborate on modifying and applying the DCGT engine technology to create two new engine designs; a 150-horsepower engine for automobiles and a 400-horsepower engine for buses. Both parties also anticipate that, pursuant to satisfactory participation and performance by AMEC, they will enter into a joint venture agreement whereby TTE will grant AMEC the exclusive rights to manufacture, market and sell the DCGT engines in China. Currently TTE is testing a fifth-generation prototype clean-air engine designed for trucking industry applications, using alternative fuels.

Turbine Truck Engines is a technology company focused on the development, manufacture and testing of its new energy and environmental efficient truck engine intended for mass market in the United States and abroad. This new engine design can utilize any known fuel source (gasoline, diesel, propane, natural gas, hydrogen, methanol, ethanol or LPG) or fuel mixture, yet needs zero coolant, lube oil, filters, or pumps. The lightweight turbine design has few moving parts, reducing maintenance costs. The cyclic detonation process produces a complete combustion of fuel-oxidation mixtures, resulting in greater fuel economy and fewer harmful exhaust emissions.

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