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Scuderi Group to Unveil Design of New Air-Hybrid Engine To European Auto Industry at Engine Expo 2006

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Company Adds Auto Industry Finance Executive to Lead Effort

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA - May 3, 2006: The Scuderi Group, the engine development company that has designed a breakthrough Air-Hybrid Engine, announced today that it has expanded operations into the European marketplace. The company also announced that they have hired longtime auto industry finance executive Lutz Deyerling to oversee European operations.

Developed by a team of fluid and thermodynamic experts, the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine is expected to deliver a quantum leap in performance, efficiency and environmental impact over today's internal combustion engines.

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The Scuderi Group accomplished these advances by focusing on the heart of the engine, challenging conventional approaches to engine design in place for over 120 years. Backed by the U.S. government, verified by a world renowned independent laboratory and protected by multiple worldwide patents, the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine is adaptable to diesel and gasoline automobiles, commercial vehicles and any other applications powered by internal combustion engines.

To see animations of how the Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine works, click on the following links:
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The Scuderi Group will debut designs of its breakthrough air-hybrid technology, the world's most fuel efficient internal combustion engine, to the European auto industry next week at the Engine Expo 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany (Booth 6200.) See separate announcement at

Deyerling has deep roots in the European automotive industry, having worked in senior finance positions in the auto industry practice groups at Ernst &Young Corporate Finance GmbH, Bankgesellschaft Berlin and Deutsche Bank. Deyerling will assist The Scuderi Group in fundraising and licensing activities within the European automobile marketplace.

"Since we unveiled the breakthrough design of the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2006 World Congress, we have seen an explosion of interest from all over the world," said Sal Scuderi, president of The Scuderi Group. "Gas-electric hybrids have a number of promising aspects, but they still have some troubling issues, such as complexity, weight and cost. This has automakers continually looking for the next evolution in hybrid technology. We are excited that Lutz has joined our organization, and we look forward to working with him to introduce The Scuderi Group and our Air-Hybrid engine technology to the European investment and automotive communities."

"What drew me to The Scuderi Group was the way they have gone about developing the engine. All of the funds have been raised through private investment, leaving The Scuderi Group in control of its own destiny," said Lutz Deyerling. "The development of the engine technology has been done in conjunction with a world-renown testing facility utilizing the most sophisticated computer modeling available today. When you combine these factors with their extensive global patent portfolio, the company is in a tremendous position to market its technology to automakers anywhere in the world."

The Air-Hybrid engine takes advantage of Scuderi's patented, groundbreaking split-cycle technology, by recapturing and storing energy in the form of compressed air. Unlike conventional engines, the Scuderi Engine produces compressed air during its normal operation. By adding a small air storage tank with some simple controls costing only a few hundred dollars, the Scuderi Engine can recapture energy normally lost during the breaking of a vehicle. To accomplish this with electric hybrids requires a complex electrical system, costing thousands of dollars, consisting of generators, motors, and large batteries. In addition, unlike electric hybrids, the Scuderi Air-Hybrid has the unique capability of recapturing energy from the exhaust of the engine, making it possible to utilize a Scuderi Air-Hybrid design in stationary applications such as electric generators - an application where electric hybrids are considered impractical.

While electric hybrids are struggling to reach a 50 percent increase, the Scuderi Air-Hybrid is anticipated to potentially double the mileage of a vehicle. Besides having significantly higher increases in efficiency and better reductions in toxic emissions than electric hybrids, the Scuderi Engine also improves power and performance. Today's electric hybrid cars normally reduce power and performance to obtain an increase in mileage. Because the Scuderi Air-Hybrid increases power while improving mileage at a cost of only a few hundred dollars as compared to thousands for an electric hybrid, the Scuderi Air-Hybrid is the first hybrid system that makes economical sense.

Currently under development at a world-renowned independent testing and research laboratory, the first diesel and gasoline prototypes are expected to be completed in 2007. This patented design represents the most significant breakthrough for internal combustion engines to come along in decades, an advance that takes on added significance given rising fuel prices and growing environmental concerns. The Scuderi Engine has attracted the attention of the U.S. government, which recently awarded The Scuderi Group $1.2 million in federal funding to further the development of its engine. Led by U.S. Rep. John W. Olver (D-MA), the grant is part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill passed by Congress.

As a result of this breakthrough design, the Scuderi Engine is expected to:

1. Potentially double vehicle mileage

2. Reduce toxic emissions by up to 80 percent

3. Be compatible with all alternative fuels, including natural gas, ethanol, and bio-diesel

4. Be easy and cost effective to manufacture by utilizing the same components found in today's engines

By utilizing fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and the unique features of a split-cycle design, the Scuderi Technology improves how an engine converts chemical energy into mechanical energy. Unlike conventional engines, the Scuderi engine divides the four strokes of a standard engine (intake, compression, power, and exhaust) over a paired combination of one compression cylinder and one power cylinder. These two cylinders perform their respective functions once per crankshaft revolution, while conventional engines require two revolutions of the crankshaft to perform these same functions.

The Scuderi Technology can be applied to any piston engine from very small gasoline powered lawn mowers engines to very large diesel powered train engines. The technology is patented worldwide with six patents issued and several pending in over 45 countries. The Scuderi Group plans to license the technology to qualified engine manufacturers.

The Scuderi Group includes experts in fluid and thermodynamics, engine technology, patent and commercial law, licensing, government relations, business management and finance. The technology is based on the research and inventions of the late Carmelo Scuderi (1925-2002) who spent over 40 years inventing, developing and commercializing new technology. He is best known in the engineering profession for his oil-less compressor technology that changed the method used by the refrigeration and air-conditioning market to recycle ozone-depleting refrigerant chemicals.

About The Scuderi Group

Based in West Springfield, Mass., The Scuderi Group is an engine development company focused on improving the performance of the internal combustion engine. The revolutionary Scuderi Engine Technology is the most significant improvement in engine performance in decades and can be applied to any internal combustion engine including gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, and natural gas. The Scuderi Engine, along with its Air-Hybrid feature, is expected to almost double vehicle mileage and reduces toxic emissions by as much as 80 percent. Besides improving efficiency and reducing emissions, the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Technology also improves power and performance at a cost that is thousands of dollars below the current hybrid systems. The Scuderi Technology is patented worldwide with six patents issued and several pending in over 45 countries.