external combustion engine

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external combustion engine

[ek′stərn·əl kəm′bəs·chən ‚en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
An engine in which the generation of heat is effected in a furnace or reactor outside the engine cylinder.
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McGill's research in the controlled combustion of energy dense solid fuels is one of the most advanced programs in the discipline, and can possibly lead to massive technological leaps in generating heat to run micro-scale external combustion engines.
For this reason, steam engines are considered to be external combustion engines.
Manufactured by STM Power, the three 55-kilowatt Stirling external combustion engines are designed to burn anaerobic digester gas, a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process that is currently "flared" into the atmosphere.
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The Microgrid project, fueled by hydrogen, natural gas and sunlight will include the use of several emerging on-site energy technologies, including fuel cells, internal and external combustion engines, miniturbine technology and photovoltaic (solar) cells.
As VP of Business Development at DTE Energy Technologies he developed significant expertise in the commercial application of emerging energy technologies including hydrogen fuel cells, advanced ICE engines, external combustion engines and turbines.
The parties now enter the prototyping phase of this agreement in an effort to advance the production of Cyclone's heat-regenerative external combustion engines for the China market.
2-megawatt fleet is the largest deployment to date of commercial-sized external combustion engines using STM technology.
Whereas the business model of Cyclone is the prototyping and licensing of its heat regenerative external combustion engines, WHE-G will be primarily engaged in the actual development and installation of these waste heat systems utilizing Cyclone's patented engines.
Distributed generation is the use of small electric generating units powered by mini and micro turbines, fuel cells, and internal and external combustion engines to provide alternative or standby power.
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