FT. COLLINS, Colo., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VanDyne SuperTurbo™ Inc. has successfully completed Phase I of the U.S. Army Small Business Innovative Research Program and has recently signed a contract to commence Phase II of the program; valued at $727,000. As a part of this phase, the Company will be delivering the Army a prototype of the large SuperTurbo for testing at the Army Tank and Automotive Command Center in Q2 2012.
The initial proposal for Phase I of the program that VanDyne SuperTurbo was awarded in April 2010 was titled: "Diesel Waste Heat Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbo™." During Phase I of the program, it was proven through modeling and simulation that the VanDyne SuperTurbo delivered what it promised with 6% efficiency gains when used in place of the current turbochargers on the Army Heavy Equipment Transport System. If successfully awarded Phase 3, the Company will then be asked to deliver an on-vehicle demonstrator, followed by a retro-fit program for the Army.
"The value of this contract goes way beyond the monetary value," said Ed VanDyne, CEO. "When we prove our technology to the Army and get into production, we will be saving lives, by giving soldiers more range and power for their vehicles. The SuperTurbo will provide a huge value to the Army in fuel savings as well."
Through this SBIR Program, VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc. is collaborating with Caterpillar Inc. Caterpillar is a sub-awardee to VanDyne within this contract.
In addition to the Phase I and II SBIR grants for the U.S. Army, the Company has also won a National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I award, and a DOE Grant entitled "Super Truck" as a subcontractor to Cummins. In October 2010, the Company received the Outstanding Venture Award at the NREL 23rd Industry Growth Forum and the Cleantech Emerging Company of the Year by CCIA.
VanDyne SuperTurbo™, Inc. headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado specializes in the design, development and production of the SuperTurbo™ for the global automotive market and heavy duty engine manufacturers. A SuperTurbo™ offers the most cost effective solution to address the challenges with fuel efficiency and emission reduction for all combustion engines.
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