Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > GoNano is awarded NSF Phase I SBIR Grant to develop Nanospring-based Four-Way Catalytic Converter for Diesel Engines

Figure 1: a) SEM cross section image of Nanospring coated cordierite b) SEM image of the Nanospring coated cordierite wall.
Figure 1: a) SEM cross section image of Nanospring coated cordierite b) SEM image of the Nanospring coated cordierite wall.

Abstract:
The National Science Foundation awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant in the amount of $149,000 to GoNano Technologies, Inc., an Idaho based materials company specializing in the development of high surface area Nanospring™ materials.

GoNano is awarded NSF Phase I SBIR Grant to develop Nanospring-based Four-Way Catalytic Converter for Diesel Engines

Moscow, ID | Posted on January 12th, 2011

The objective is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of a novel four-way catalytic converter for diesel emissions. While there is ongoing research to combine multiple functions into a single catalytic converter, GoNano is applying its proprietary Nanospring technology to improve on current concepts.

"Pending changes in the regulatory environment have given way to opportunity in diesel emission catalytic converters and particulate mitigation." said Tim Kinkeade, CEO of GoNano Technologies. "GoNano's ability to coat a wide variety of substrates, coupled with the capacity to coat silica Nanosprings with a full spectrum of active catalysts, provides an ideal technology fit for integration into the catalytic converter market."

In 2013, stricter EPA requirements for diesel emissions standards will come into effect, per Environmental Protection Agency 40 CFR Part 63: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines . These new regulations will affect carbon emissions both in terms of allowable particle size and number of particles. While there are proposals to meet impending particulate matter regulations, none actively integrates all the required functions into a single catalytic converter. The broader commercial impacts of these new regulations represent significant market opportunity in the United States and in Europe.
"Engineering the morphology of the inner surface of the Catalytic Converters is a novel approach and has the potential to increase reactivity through higher exposed surface area, decrease light-off temperature through smaller particle size, and decrease cost through reduced amounts of PGM," added Dr. Giancarlo Corti, Vice President of Research and Development.

####

About GoNano Technologies
GoNano develops and manufactures environmentally friendly high surface area nanomaterials for pollution control, catalysis, composites and sensory technologies. The company's patent-pending nanomaterials provide a scalable, industry compatible, low cost platform for highly efficient solutions.

More information may be found at www.gonano-9.com.

GoNano Technologies, Inc can be reached at 208-892-2000.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Aziz Makhani
Director of Marketing and Sales
GoNano Technologies, Inc
208-892-2000

Copyright © GoNano Technologies

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Particle Works creates range of high performance quantum dots February 23rd, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility: Cutting edge technology has shown a molecule self-assembling into different forms when passing between solution state to solid state, and back again - a curious phenomenon in science - says research by the University of Wa February 22nd, 2017

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices February 20th, 2017

Announcements

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Particle Works creates range of high performance quantum dots February 23rd, 2017

Environment

Meta-lenses bring benchtop performance to small, hand-held spectrometer: Game-changing nanostructure-based lenses allow smaller devices, increased functionality February 9th, 2017

NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms January 27th, 2017

Investigating the impact of natural and manmade nanomaterials on living things: Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology develops tools to assess current and future risk January 9th, 2017

PCATDES Starts Field Testing of Photocatalytic Reactors in South East Asia December 28th, 2016

Automotive/Transportation

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Leti Coordinating Project to Adapt Obstacle-Detection Technology Used in Autonomous Cars for Portable and Wearable Systems: INSPEX to Combine Knowhow of Nine European Organizations to Create Portable and Wearable Spatial-Exploration Systems February 2nd, 2017

Metallic hydrogen, once theory, becomes reality: Harvard physicists succeed in creating 'the holy grail of high-pressure physics' January 28th, 2017

Nanoscale view of energy storage January 16th, 2017

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Oxford Instruments announces Dr Brad Ramshaw of Cornell University, as winner of the 2017 Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize February 20th, 2017

Nominations Invited for $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience: Major international prize recognizes a visionary nanotechnology researcher February 20th, 2017

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices February 20th, 2017

Good vibrations help reveal molecular details: Rice University scientists combine disciplines to pinpoint small structures in unlabeled molecules February 15th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project