STM Power Introduces Clean, Efficient PowerUnit(TM) That Converts Fuel Into Electricity

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from STM Power Inc.

    HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- STM Power Inc. announced today that it
 is using the 2001 Offshore Technology Conference to launch a search for
 distribution and channel partners for its new external combustion (Stirling
 cycle) product called the STM PowerUnit(TM) to global oil and gas
 representatives from over 80 countries.
     The 25 kW PowerUnit is about the size of a large home refrigerator and can
 be used for a variety of stationary and mobile power applications.  A working
 model of the PowerUnit will be on display in OTC booth #3058, where STM Power
 executives will discuss its uses and benefits related to conventional oil and
 gas, flare gas and coal bed methane applications.
     External combustion engines have several advantages over internal
 combustion engines.  They have significantly fewer moving parts and require
 far less maintenance.  Moreover, external combustion engines produce
 significantly lower emissions, noise and vibration, and are more efficient.
 The PowerUnit will convert heat energy into mechanical energy for use in a
 variety of industrial applications.  The mechanical energy is converted into
 electrical energy using an off-the-shelf electrical generator.
     PowerUnits generate electricity from any fuel source including flare gas,
 coal bed methane, natural gas, propane, diesel, kerosene, fuel oil, light
 crude oil, gasoline, landfill gas, biogas, plus any other heat source of about
 1,000 degrees centigrade, including solar heat and industrial waste heat from
 manufacturing ovens, refineries, furnaces or industrial boilers.  PowerUnits
 generate ultra-low emissions and operate at a noise level equivalent to a
 washing machine on the spin cycle.  In a solar or waste heat configuration,
 PowerUnits produce 25 kW of electricity and emit virtually no greenhouse
 gases.
     STM Power Inc. is a privately held company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 It is the world's leading developer of external combustion engines for
 electric power generation in the 2 kW to 500 kW size range.  The company's Web
 site is at www.stmpower.com.
     For more information about STM Power and PowerUnits please contact John
 McKenna, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development at
 703.351.3363 or at mckenna.john@stmpower.com.
 
      For more information, contact:
 
      John McKenna, STM Power Inc.
      Phone:  703.351.3363
      mckenna.john@stmpower.com
 
      Mary Ann Aldas, STM Power Inc.
      Phone:  703.351.3364
      aldas.maryann@stmpower.com
 
      Victor Tsai, Pierpont Communications, Inc.
      Phone:  713.627.2223 ext. 110
      vtsai@piercom.com
 
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SOURCE STM Power Inc.
    HOUSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- STM Power Inc. announced today that it
 is using the 2001 Offshore Technology Conference to launch a search for
 distribution and channel partners for its new external combustion (Stirling
 cycle) product called the STM PowerUnit(TM) to global oil and gas
 representatives from over 80 countries.
     The 25 kW PowerUnit is about the size of a large home refrigerator and can
 be used for a variety of stationary and mobile power applications.  A working
 model of the PowerUnit will be on display in OTC booth #3058, where STM Power
 executives will discuss its uses and benefits related to conventional oil and
 gas, flare gas and coal bed methane applications.
     External combustion engines have several advantages over internal
 combustion engines.  They have significantly fewer moving parts and require
 far less maintenance.  Moreover, external combustion engines produce
 significantly lower emissions, noise and vibration, and are more efficient.
 The PowerUnit will convert heat energy into mechanical energy for use in a
 variety of industrial applications.  The mechanical energy is converted into
 electrical energy using an off-the-shelf electrical generator.
     PowerUnits generate electricity from any fuel source including flare gas,
 coal bed methane, natural gas, propane, diesel, kerosene, fuel oil, light
 crude oil, gasoline, landfill gas, biogas, plus any other heat source of about
 1,000 degrees centigrade, including solar heat and industrial waste heat from
 manufacturing ovens, refineries, furnaces or industrial boilers.  PowerUnits
 generate ultra-low emissions and operate at a noise level equivalent to a
 washing machine on the spin cycle.  In a solar or waste heat configuration,
 PowerUnits produce 25 kW of electricity and emit virtually no greenhouse
 gases.
     STM Power Inc. is a privately held company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 It is the world's leading developer of external combustion engines for
 electric power generation in the 2 kW to 500 kW size range.  The company's Web
 site is at www.stmpower.com.
     For more information about STM Power and PowerUnits please contact John
 McKenna, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development at
 703.351.3363 or at mckenna.john@stmpower.com.
 
      For more information, contact:
 
      John McKenna, STM Power Inc.
      Phone:  703.351.3363
      mckenna.john@stmpower.com
 
      Mary Ann Aldas, STM Power Inc.
      Phone:  703.351.3364
      aldas.maryann@stmpower.com
 
      Victor Tsai, Pierpont Communications, Inc.
      Phone:  713.627.2223 ext. 110
      vtsai@piercom.com
 
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