Cyclone Power Technologies, Pompano Beach, Fla., has signed a $135,000 purchase order with Republic Energy LLC, Foley, Ala., for the development and components of a hydrocarbon extractor system used to extract fuels from biomass.

Cyclone Power has developed a technology that heats the extraction tubes evenly, using Cyclone’s atomizers, to a temperature sufficient to release the hydrocarbons from the biomass. Republic Energy has also agreed to provide funding to become a joint patent holder with Cyclone on a gas/oil heating system that will be integrated with mud oil recovery and the complementary biomass energy extraction system.