Tecogen's Ultratek JV Contracts Global Powertrain Expert AVL

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) is pleased to announce AVL North America has been selected by Ultratek™ to perform testing and validation of the Ultera™ ultra-clean emissions control technology for automotive applications. The leader in the global vehicle testing and verification space, AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation, and testing technology of powertrain systems for passenger cars, trucks, and large internal combustion engines.

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Baseline testing of the Ultera emissions control technology on a standard 2016 vehicle platform along with initial validation investigations will be performed at AVL's California Technology Center. Concurrently, Tecogen's experienced research staff engineers will work with industry experts contracted by Ultratek to run testing and verification at the Waltham, MA headquarters. Initial testing of the Ultera technology on a vehicle is slated to begin in March of this year.

Robert Panora, Tecogen President and chief of operations and Ultratek co-CEO noted, "Tecogen and Ultratek wanted to partner with the most respected name in the testing space to perform the validation work so that we could be assured of robust and highly credible third party testing results." Mr. Panora added, "In addition to testing expertise, AVL's long history as powertrain engineering experts will be a great help in developing Ultera for automotive applications."

About AVL
AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. From diesel engines to electric drives, from alternative fuels to control software, from transmissions to batteries, AVL has been working in partnership with companies all over the world for more than 60 years. Unique synergies with AVL Instrumentation and Test Systems and AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies enable the development of highly creative, advanced and application-specific solutions for the future of safe, sustainable mobility.

About Tecogen
Tecogen manufactures, installs, and maintains high efficiency, ultra-clean, combined heat and power products including natural gas engine-driven cogeneration, air conditioning systems, and high-efficiency water heaters for residential, commercial, recreational and industrial use. The company is known for cost efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable products for energy production that, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer's carbon footprint.

In business for over 20 years, Tecogen has shipped more than 2,300 units, supported by an established network of engineering, sales, and service personnel across the United States. For more information, please visit www.tecogen.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Tecogen, InVerde, Ilios, Tecochill, Ultera, and e+, are registered trademarks of Tecogen Inc.

Forward Looking Statements
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