Precision Combustion, Inc. to be Honored as Tibbetts Award Winner

NORTH HAVEN, CT -- (September 21, 2006) -- Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) of North Haven, CT has been selected as one of the winners of the 2006 Tibbetts Awards. President Kevin Burns will receive the award on Sept. 26 at the Wyndham Washington, located at 1400 M Street NW in Washington, D.C.

Named for Roland Tibbetts—the person acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program—these prestigious, national awards are made to those small firms, projects, organizations and individuals judged to exemplify the very best in SBIR achievement. Precision Combustion, Inc. is one of 55 companies in the U.S. to receive this award.

PCI is receiving the Tibbetts award for their results in developing clean power solutions utilizing catalytic technologies. Utilizing SBIR and commercialization partner support, PCI is currently developing catalytic combustors for power generation gas turbines with DOE support; catalytic downhole heat and steam generators for heavy oil production; fuel reforming and fuel processing technologies for fuel cell systems with Army Research Laboratory, Army TACOM, Office of Naval Research, NAVSEA and National Science Foundation support; and catalytic burners for Stirling engine battery chargers with DARPA and Army CERDEC support. This is PCI's second Tibbetts award.

The complete list of winners can be found at For more information contact Tony Anderson of PCI Marketing and Business Development at 203-287-3700 Ext. 290 or Jere Glover with the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC) at 202-662-9700.

Since its inception in 1995, SBTC ( has played a crucial role in promoting congressional legislation and federal regulations that aid small, technology-based companies—including re-authorization of the SBIR program.

Precision Combustion, Inc. ( is a clean energy technology company developing and manufacturing a range of catalytic devices and systems for energy sector applications. PCI products include RCL® ultra-low NOx catalytic combustors for gas turbines, high heat rate downhole steam generators for heavy oil production, and Microlithcompact, high efficiency catalytic reactors and systems for fuel processors, fuel cell systems, compact burners, IC engine emissions aftertreatment, chemical reactors, adsorption-based air cleaning and other applications. Customers of PCI include gas turbine, aerospace system, engine and fuel cell system manufacturers as well as the U.S. government.

For more information, contact: Tony Anderson
Manager, Marketing and Business Development
Phone: 203-287-3700 ext 290 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.