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SOURCE Scuderi Group, Inc.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scuderi Group, Inc. announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Asociacion de Miembros de la Policia de Puerto Rico for the first Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine to be utilized as a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) generator with compressed air energy storage (CAES) capability. This agreement begins the process of building and installing the first LPG-powered Scuderi power generator and energy storage system in an effort to lower electrical costs for four nursing homes and administrative offices located around Puerto Rico.
The Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine incorporates a unique and highly efficient power generation and CAES capability. When applied to properties with large power demands, the system has the capability to reduce electricity consumption up to 20 percent. According to the agreement, Scuderi Group will build and install power generation units, including the Association's San Juan headquarters and adjoining elderly care facility. Other locations around the island include buildings in Trujillo Alto, Ponce, and Maunabo.
"We are excited to begin working with the Puerto Rican Police Association to reduce their electrical costs," said Sal Scuderi, president of Scuderi Group. "Not only is this an important step in the continued development of the Scuderi technology, it also starts the process that we believe will provide an effective solution to an island that is burdened with some of the largest energy bills in our hemisphere."
The Puerto Rico Police Association is a nonprofit organization created nearly 75 years ago that serves thousands of public employees in Puerto Rico. With many services offered, it maintains and operates several health, civic and public resource facilities, and is one of the largest organizations in the Americas.
"We see a lot of potential in the Scuderi engine technology to help us substantially reduce our electrical costs and lower our emissions," said Jose Taboada de Jesus, president of the police association. "We look forward to working with Scuderi Group to put together the best system that works for us."
After an extensive review and evaluation of the association's current and future energy usage, Scuderi Group will design and build four liquid propane gas-powered generators with CAES capability that will be sized and optimized according to each building's requirements. It is anticipated that the first engine will be up and running in approximately 18 months.
The Scuderi engine provides a major advantage when generating power over conventional generators. By utilizing the ability to store compressed air energy, the Scuderi engine can capture energy from multiple sources, such as the grid during off-peak hours when the cost is very low, or from alternative energy sources such as wind and solar. The Scuderi engine can also produce electricity at a very high efficiency level and can run off of multiple fuels such as natural gas, liquid propane, diesel or bio-fuels. Because of all of these features, a power generation system can be designed to take advantage of various power sources to provide reliable, low-cost and clean energy to a host site.
About Scuderi Group
Scuderi Group, Inc., is an engine development company that has advanced the design of the internal combustion engine through its split-cycle engine technology known as the SCUDERI™ Engine. Through its Engine Development and Power Generation/Energy Storage engineering efforts, the company has discovered new ways that split-cycle thermodynamics can increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions beyond what conventional engines achieve today. Additionally, the Scuderi Engine provides the manufacturability and power density required by the world's largest engine manufacturers without the use of exotic parts or changes to the conventional engine block. Scuderi Group holds a patent portfolio that contains more than 500 patents filed and over 200 patents issued worldwide. Scuderi Group is headquartered in West Springfield, Mass., USA, with offices in Frankfurt, Germany and Nagoya, Japan. For more information, visit www.ScuderiGroup.com.
About Association de Miembros de la Policia de Puerto Rico
The Asociacion de Miembros de la Policia de Puerto Rico is a non-profit organization created under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 79 years ago. Throughout its history, especially in the last ten years, this organization has been serving thousands of employees and police officers in Puerto Rico to improve their working and social conditions. The services offered to its partners and affiliates are wider than any other organization in the American nation.
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