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25-PERCENT POWER-TO-WEIGHT-RATIO INCREASE VERIFIED FOR RAND CAM ENGINE

25-PERCENT POWER-TO-WEIGHT-RATIO INCREASE VERIFIED FOR RAND CAM ENGINE
 MORGANTOWN, W.Va., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Reg Resources Corp. (Vancouver: RRE) and the Centre for Industrial Research Applications (CIRA) at West Virginia University today announced that the power-to- weight ratio of the Rand Cam engine is even better than originally evaluated.
 The overall weight of the engine system (including two stators, the rotor, the shaft, the flywheel, the housing for the flywheel and the two vanes) can be reduced by a factor of 25 percent without sacrificing strength. Instead of yielding one pound of engine weight per horsepower, the new engine will now yield one horsepower for every 3/4 pound of engine weight.
 The Rand Cam engine is now positioned to lead in the lightweight class, opening up many new applications for this revolutionary internal rotary combustion engine. Marketing research has shown that the lightweight class of engines is the most lucrative due to the increased number of niche markets.
 In addition, Dr. James Smith, director of the prestigious CIRA, announced that a 50-horsepower design has been chosen for the construction of the first engine. A 50-hp design will demonstrate the engine's efficiency and adapt easily to modular designs where 100-hp, 150-hp and 200-hp applications are necessary.
 The internationally renowned engineering team at WVU is on schedule and on target. The automotive engineers are finding conventional solutions to remedy the new design configurations. Work is being conducted in three different areas: CAD modeling of the engine system using solid modeling techniques, parametric modeling and system analysis for high-level optimization, and preliminary configuration models for efficient lubrication. Future activities for the next three months include: refine the parametric sensitivity models, parametric assessments of alternate designs, build CAD solid model for kinetic and stress analysis, and develop a refined geometric optimization model to ensure maximum engine power and efficiency.
 Unlike the multitude of parts that make up conventional gasoline and diesel engines, the Rand Cam engine has only three main moving parts (housing, rotor and cylinder vanes) and only 23 parts in total. It has a stroke length of 14 inches and its brilliant design delivers an astonishing four power strokes per revolution. The powerhouse engine is extremely efficient with fuel torque power at 1,100 rpm. Constant rotary axis engines are able to maintain smooth maximum torque power at all times, thus the Rand Cam engine can deliver high power at lower RPMs, translated into a smooth, even, and vibration-free ride.
 Lower RPM engines are also more fuel-efficient as they have more time to burn the fuel completely, reducing consumption and pollution. The revolutionary lightweight engine will run on clean-burning fuels such as natural gas and propane and will realize an astounding 80 miles to the gallon in automotive applications.
 The Rand Cam engine design represents a monumental newsworthy event for every industry in which reciprocal engines are now being used. The simplicity of design, low manufacturing and assembly costs coupled with dramatic savings in maintenance and fuel consumption will place the Rand Cam engine in a class of its own.
 The countdown is on. Reg Resources and CIRA are rapidly advancing the timetable for completion of the first "up and running" Rand Cam engine scheduled to be unveiled within 180 days.
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 /CONTACT: John Robertson or Charles DesJardins of Reg Resources Corp., 800-661-6465 or 604-278-4455/
 (RRE.) CO: Reg Resources Corp. ST: West Virginia IN: AUT SU: PDT


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