The latest developments in steam power technology will be the focus beginning Jan. 13 when the International Association for the Advancement of Steam Power and the Steam Automobile Club of America partner for a three-day conference at the California Auto Museum in Sacramento, California.
Participants include steam automobile owners and developers, modern steam locomotive experts, small steam power plant developers and manufacturers, engineers and enthusiasts.
Several steam-powered automobiles will features, including a car designed to break the world land speed record for a steam-powered vehicle. It will attempt to break the record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2012. Cyclone Power Technologies, the company that created the engine for the car, is the lead sponsor for the conference.
The Cyclone Engine is an example of the advancements made in steam technology. It's compact, powerful and capable of running on virtually any fuel – and emits far fewer pollutants than traditional gas or diesel powered internal combustion engines. The engine was just featured on the Science Channel's "How It's Made" and is a former winner of Popular Science's Invention of the Year award.
For more on the event, please visit: Sacramento Steam Technology
For more on the land speed record steam car, pvisit: Steam Power Record
For the latest news from Cyclone and its land speed record steam car, visit: Land Speed Record www.cyclonepower.com/press.html
Article Last Updated: January 12, 2012.
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