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TURBINE TRUCK ENGINES INC - 10-Q - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

May 19, 2014

THIS FILING CONTAINS FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. THE WORDS "ANTICIPATED," "BELIEVE," "EXPECT," "PLAN," "INTEND," "SEEK," "ESTIMATE," "PROJECT," "WILL," "COULD," "MAY," AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE INTENDED TO IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE STATEMENTS INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, INFORMATION REGARDING FUTURE OPERATIONS, FUTURE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES, AND FUTURE NET CASH FLOW. SUCH STATEMENTS REFLECT THE COMPANY'S CURRENT VIEWS WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE EVENTS AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND INVOLVE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, GENERAL ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS CONDITIONS, CHANGES IN FOREIGN, POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, REGULATORY INITIATIVES AND COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENTAL REGULATIONS, THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE FURTHER MARKET PENETRATION AND ADDITIONAL CUSTOMERS, AND VARIOUS OTHER MATTERS, MANY OF WHICH ARE BEYOND THE COMPANY'S CONTROL. SHOULD ONE OR MORE OF THESE RISKS OR UNCERTAINTIES OCCUR, OR SHOULD UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS PROVE TO BE INCORRECT, ACTUAL RESULTS MAY VARY MATERIALLY AND ADVERSELY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED, BELIEVED, ESTIMATED, OR OTHERWISE INDICATED. CONSEQUENTLY, ALL OF THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS MADE IN THIS FILING ARE QUALIFIED BY THESE CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS AND THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE OF THE ACTUAL RESULTS OR DEVELOPMENTS.

The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and plan of operations should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and related notes appearing elsewhere herein. This discussion and analysis contains forward-looking statements including information about possible or assumed results of our financial conditions, operations, plans, objectives and performance that involve risk, uncertainties and assumptions. The actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. For example, when we indicate that we expect to increase our product sales and potentially establish additional license relationships, these are forward-looking statements. The words expect, anticipate, estimate or similar expressions are also used to indicate forward-looking statements.

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. is an American clean-air technology company dedicated to identifying, developing and commercializing important scientific innovations designed to dramatically enhance both environmental conservation and cost savings in how the world consumes energy.

We are a development-stage company and not yet generating any revenues. We are currently working on the development of three (3) separate revolutionary technologies: (a) Hyrdrogen Production Burner System (HPBS); (b) Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine Engine (DCGT); and (c) the Gas To Methanol Technology (GTM).

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION BURNER SYSTEMS (HPBS)

The Company is currently concentrating its focus on the development of its Hydrogen Production Burner Systems, as this technology is commercialized and ready for market. The HPBS is an efficient methanol to hydrogen production technology which utilizes a steam reformation process, employs a proprietary chemical catalyst and a unique low temperature pyrolytic reaction to convert common methanol into clean-burning hydrogen gas on-demand for immediate on-site use - no storage of hydrogen required.

This hydrogen generator system is applicable to a wide array of industrial boilers and steam generators as well as other various residential and commercial applications. The efficiency of the Hydrogen Generator and burner unit could save the end user 30-60% on their energy costs as compared to the current sources of energy such as electricity, heavy oils or natural gas. The hydrogen generator also eliminates the cost and need for high pressure storage tanks as it generates the hydrogen on demand.

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On May 28, 2013, the Company entered into Lease Agreement dated with Fujian Xinchang Leather Company Limited, a Chinese company ("Fujian"), whose address is Jinjiang City, Fujian, China Ying Lin Zhenxin Chang Industrial Park (the "Plant") for the lease of a Hydrogen boiler combustion equipment system (the "Equipment") to be installed at their Plant. The Unit price for the Equipment is RMB 4,800,000 Yuan (approximately $800,000 US). The term of the Lease is seven (7) years, and renews on an annual basis if not terminated. Once installation and proven energy efficiency are established, Fujian will post the performance bond of RMB 1 million Yuan and rental payments shall commence, and be paid monthly thereafter. Any termination of the Lease within the first six (6) years will entitle TTE to confiscate the entire performance bond.

On June 28, 2012, the Company entered into a joint venture with Energy Technology Services Co., Ltd., ("ETS"), a Taiwan corporation, for the manufacture, distribution, leasing/sale, installation and maintenance of ETS's Hydrogen Generator Burning Systems. Under the final structure of the joint venture, the Company is the managing partner and ETS is the operational partner and managing agent in Asia for all business conducted on behalf of the joint venture. All revenue and contracts from the joint venture will be booked by Turbine Truck Engines with a 50/50 sharing of net profit between the Company and ETS after "reasonable expenses". The Company will purchase and own all assets, leases and contracts generated by the joint venture.

On July 30, 2013, the Company signed an Agreement with 2367416 Ontario, Inc., a Canadian company ("236"), whereby 236 agrees to provide financing to the Company in the initial sum of CAN $450,000 and a maximum of CAN $10,000,000 in accordance with the terms of the Agreement. The financing to be provided is to be funded in tranches, and will have terms between three (3) and five (5) years, with each tranche being separately negotiated. As a part of the loan costs, 236 shall be issued restricted common stock equal to the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company at the time of the initial advance, with such shares being subject to a Lock Up/Leak Out Agreement to be negotiated between the parties. These shares are considered an additional cost in obtaining the financing and the value of these shares at the commitment date is recorded as a contra equity and amortized over five years.

A total of CAN $300,000 was advanced under the Loan Agreement with 2367416 Ontario, Inc, and was delivered to ETS, as the initial payment on the first machine to be delivered under a purchase order agreement for a Hydrogen Production Burner System (HPBS). Despite positive initial reports from ETS during the manufacturing of the Equipment, they did not deliver the machine as promised under the Agreement. The Company has declared ETS to be in default and the Company has asked to be refunded as per the purchase order agreement the Company has received CAN 50,000 and are in negotiations to receive the CAN 250,000 plus interest owed. On 4/13/14 the Company filed a criminal complaint with the DA office in Taipei Taiwan charging ETS and its principles of alleged fraud.

The Company is now in final negotiations directly with the Inventor, Dr. Chang and his new Company ZHENG YU CO. (ZYC), to provide us with the equipment necessary to fulfill our business plan. ZYC has agreed to sell us the rights to the technology for $1.8 million US for the H2 generator upon the completion and certification of the generator. We are currently working to formalize this agreement and expect to do so in the second quarter of 2014.

The Company is continuing its pursuit of additional joint ventures and distributorship relationships to facilitate the expansion of this business line.

DETONATION CYCLE GAS TURBINE ENGINE (DCGT)

We are continuing to work on the commercialization of our Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine Engine ("DCGT") technology. The licensor of the acquired technology has passed the research and development phase and has designed a working prototype. We need to redesign an engine for our application based on this proven Core Technology. We are relying on AbM Engineering in collaboration with AMEC to design, construct and test a 540 horsepower engine prototype for our licensed application. In July 2002, we acquired the license for the DCGT technology for the manufacture and marketing of heavy-duty highway truck engine.

If the Company can successfully demonstrate a highway truck engine using the technology, the Company intends to form a joint venture with a major heavy duty highway truck manufacturer to manufacture, market, and sell turbine truck engines for use in heavy duty highway trucks throughout the United States.

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GAS TO METHANOL TECHNOLOGY (GTM)

On January 23, 2013 the Company entered into a Letter of Intent with BluGen, Inc., a California corporation ("BluGen") for the purpose of setting the basis for the joint development of a natural gas to Methanol technology ("GTM Technology"). Under the terms of the Agreement, BluGen will work with the Company, and the inventor, Robert Scragg to recreate and expand upon the original designs created by Mr. Scragg and to re-develop a lab version and control system, among other things. These items are to be completed under a timetable that has been agreed upon by the parties.

Under this Process, the methane gas contained in natural gas is conveyed into an electromagnetic combustion and condensing chamber and combined with oxygen which has been passed through an electromagnetic field and pre-atomized. The atomized oxygen combines stoichiometrically with the methane gas in an exothermic reaction to produce Methanol gas. The Methanol gas is then condensed in the reactor to form liquid Methanol. We are currently working with Scragg to finalize the licensing for this process.

The parties have agreed to establish, at later date, a Joint Venture, wherein TTE will have 51% interest and BluGen will have a 49% interest, and into which the commercial application of the technology will be developed.

FINANCING

The financing for our development activities to date has come from the sale of common stock. The Company is looking to the credit facility provided by 236 for financing the HPBS Equipment development. The financing for the development of the GTM technology is to be provided by Blue Gen. The continued development of the DCGT engine and the Company's working capital needs will continue to be funded largely from the sale of public equity securities with additional funding from a private placement or secondary offering and other traditional financing sources, including term notes and proceeds from sub-licensing agreements until such time that funds provided by operations are sufficient to fund working capital requirements.

Since we have had a limited history of operations, we anticipate that our quarterly results of operations will fluctuate significantly for the foreseeable future. We believe that period-to-period comparisons of our operating results should not be relied upon as predictive of future performance. Our prospects must be considered in light of the risks, expenses and difficulties encountered by companies at an early stage of development, particularly companies commercializing new and evolving technologies such as ours.

For the three months ended March 31, 2014 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2013

Research and Development Costs - During the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, research and development costs totaled $0 and $0, respectively.

Operating Costs - During the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, operating costs totaled $48,050 and $100,902, respectively. The decrease of $52,852 was mainly attributable to an approximately $25,000 decrease in payroll expenses and a decrease of approximately $28,000 in professional fees.

Interest (Income) Expense - Net - During the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, net interest expense totaled $92,713 and $61,675, respectively. The increase of $31,038 was primarily due to the Company issuing notes payable during 2013 and 2014 with interest at 20%.

The net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 was $145,892 and $242,552, respectively. The decrease of $96,660 was mainly attributable to the decrease in operating expenses and the decrease in the change in fair value of derivative liability offset by the increase in interest expense as discussed above.

Liquidity and capital resources

As shown in the accompanying financial statements, for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 and since November 27, 2000 (date of inception) through March 31, 2014, the Company has had net losses of $145,892, $242,552 and $18,564,972, respectively. As of March 31, 2014, the Company has not emerged from the development stage. In view of these matters, the Company's ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the Company's ability to begin operations and to achieve a level of profitability. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise capital or begin operations to achieve a level of profitability to continue as a going concern.

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As previously mentioned, since inception, we have financed our operations largely from the sale of common stock. From inception through March 31, 2014 we raised cash of approximately $4,246,224 net of issuance costs, through private placements of common stock financings and $1,213,385 through the issuance of notes payable or convertible notes payable. Additionally, we have raised net proceeds from stockholder advances of $110,498.

Since our inception through March 31, 2014 we have incurred $3,882,494 of research and development costs. These expenses were principally related to the acquisition of a license agreement in July 2002 in the amount of $2,735,649, which was expensed to research and development costs for the DCGT technology and general and administrative expenses.

We have incurred significant net losses and negative cash flows from operations since our inception. As of March 31, 2014, we had an accumulated deficit of $18,564,972.

We anticipate that cash used in product development and operations, especially in the marketing, production and sale of our products, will increase significantly in the future.

We will be dependent upon the 236 Loan Agreement, our existing cash, together with anticipated net proceeds from any public offering and future debt issuances and private placements of common stock and potential license fees, to finance our planned operations through the next 12 months. Based on our anticipated growth, we plan to add several employees to our staff.

Additional capital may not be available when required or on favorable terms. If adequate funds are not available, we may be required to significantly reduce or refocus our operations or to obtain funds through arrangements that may require us to relinquish rights to certain or potential markets, either of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. To the extent that additional capital is raised through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of such securities would result in ownership dilution to our existing stockholders.

The Company may receive proceeds in the future from the exercise of warrants and options outstanding as of March 31, 2014 in accordance with the following schedule: Approximate Number of Approximate Shares Proceeds* Non-Plan Options and Warrants 6,655,413 $ 1,606,533 _____________



* Based on weighted average exercise price.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that is material to investors.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

We believe that the following critical policies affect our more significant judgments and estimates used in preparation of our financial statements.

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We account for stock option grants in accordance with US GAAP. Stock-based compensation cost recognized during the periods ended March 31, 2014 and 2013 includes compensation cost for all share-based payments granted prior to, but not yet vested as of January 1, 2006 and compensation cost for all share-based payments granted subsequent to January 1, 2006, based on their relative grant date fair values estimated in accordance with US GAAP. The Company recognizes compensation expenses on a straight-line basis over the requisite service period.

Determination of the fair values of stock option grants at the grant date requires judgment, including estimating the expected term of the relevant grants and the expected volatility of the Company's stock. Additionally, management must estimate the amount of stock option grants that are expected to be forfeited. The expected term of options granted represents the period of time that the options are expected outstanding and is based on historical experience of similar grants, giving consideration to the contractual terms of the grants, vesting schedules and expectations of future employee behavior. The expected volatility is based upon our historical market price at consistent points in a period equal to the expected life of the options. Expected forfeitures are based on historical experience and expectations of future employee behavior.

Furniture and equipment are recorded at cost and depreciated on a declining balance and straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives, principally two to seven years. Accelerated methods are used for tax depreciation. Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations when incurred. Betterments and renewals are capitalized. When furniture and equipment are sold or otherwise disposed of, the asset account and related accumulated depreciation account are relieved, and any gain or loss is included in operations.

The Company has incurred deferred offering costs in connection with raising additional capital through the sale of its common stock. These costs are capitalized and charged against additional paid-in capital when common stock is issued. If there is no issuance of common stock, the costs incurred are charged to operations.

The Company incurred deferred loan offering costs in connection with entering into note agreements with its lender. These costs are paid with the Company's restricted common shares and are valued at the commitment dates. They are recorded as a contra-equity and are amortized as interest expense over the life of the notes, which is five years.

Research and development costs are charged to operations when incurred and are included in operating expenses.

New Accounting Pronouncements

Other recent accounting standards issued by the FASB (including EIFTs), the AICPA and the Securities and Exchange Commission did and are not believed by management to have a material impact on the Company's present or future financial statements.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Not applicable.

Item 4T. Controls and Procedures

The Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have evaluated the effectiveness of the Company's disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of and for the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based upon such evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of the end of such period, the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. The controls were determined to be ineffective due to the lack of segregation of duties. Currently, management contracts with an outside CPA to perform the duties of the Chief Financial Officer and Principle Accounting Officer and an outside consultant to assist with the preparation of the filings. However, until the Company has received additional funding, they are unable to remediate the weakness.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

No change in the Company's internal control over financial reporting occurred during the three months ended March 31, 2014, that materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION



Item 1. Legal Proceedings

As of the date of this Quarterly Report, neither we nor any of our officers or directors is involved in any litigation either as plaintiffs or defendants. As of this date, there is not any threatened or pending litigation against us or any of our officers or directors.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

During the three month period ended March 31, 2014, there was no modification of any instruments defining the rights of holders of the Company's common stock and no limitation or qualification of the rights evidenced by the Company's common stock as a result of the issuance of any other class of securities or the modification thereof.

During January 2014, the Company issued 2,740,000 shares of common stock for cash at a price of $0.005 per share.

During February 2014, the Company issued 1,479,000 shares of common stock for conversion of notes payable at a price of $0.007 per share.

During March 2014, the Company issued 2,400,000 shares of common stock for cash at a price of $0.005 per share.

During March 2014, the Company issued 149,999 shares of common stock for cash at a price of $0.021 per share.

During March 2014, the Company issued 15,383 shares of common stock for cash at price of $0.0325 per share.

During March 2014, the Company issued 1,050,000 shares of common stock for cash at a price of $0.01 per share.

During March 2014, the Company issued 799,970 shares of common stock for cash at a price of $0.02 per share.

The Company issued the common stock described above without registration pursuant to Section 4(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506 promulgated thereunder.

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities

There have been no defaults in any material payments during the covered period.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Item 5. Other Information

The Company does not have any other material information to report with respect to the three month period ended March 31, 2014.

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Item 6. Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K

(a) Exhibits included herewith are:

31.1 Certification of the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and Principal Financial Officer (This certification required as Exhibit 31 under Item 601(a) of Regulation S-K 31.2 Certification of the Principal Accounting Officer (This certification required as Exhibit 31 under Item 601(a) of Regulation S-K 32.1 Written Statements of the Chief Executive Officer, This certification required as Exhibit 32 under Item 601(a) of Regulation S-K is furnished in accordance with Item 601(b)(32)(iii) of Regulation S-K 32.2 Written Statements of the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer (This certification required as Exhibit 32 under Item 601(a) of Regulation S-K is furnished in accordance with Item 601(b)(32)(iii) of Regulation S-K 101.INS ** XBRL Instance Document 101.SCH ** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document 101.CAL ** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document 101.DEF ** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document 101.LAB ** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document 101.PRE ** XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document



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** XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

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SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized: TURBINE TRUCK ENGINES, INC. Dated: May 19, 2014 By: /s/ Michael RouseMichael Rouse Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board (Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer) Dated: May 19, 2014 /s/ Rebecca A. By: McDonald Rebecca A. McDonald Principal Accounting Officer 22



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