Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

android tablet pc

Home > Press > NanoMech Wins Highly Competitive Department of Energy Grant: Grant could help NanoMech’s nGlide® revolutionize the multi-billion dollar motor oil market

NanoMech Inc. has been selected for an award from the Department of Energy (DoE) to develop a nano-manufactured drop-in lubricant technology to dramatically reduce friction in engine components, in order to help save billions of dollars annually in fuel and maintenance costs.

NanoMech Wins Highly Competitive Department of Energy Grant: Grant could help NanoMech’s nGlide® revolutionize the multi-billion dollar motor oil market

Springdale, AR | Posted on November 20th, 2012

Over 450 companies competed through DOE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, an initiative that aims to help small businesses to commercialize technological innovations.

Friction is one of the major reasons for failure of vital engineering components and systems used in aerospace, military, and industrial applications. The annual cost of friction and wear-related energy and material losses is estimated to be over $700 billion — 5% to 7% of the United States' $14 trillion gross national product.

NanoMech's proposed effort in the Phase-I is to lab and field test advanced proprietary nanolubricants designed to improve the energy efficiency of engines, thereby significantly reducing consumption of imported fuel, and potentially saving billions of dollars.

NanoMech has devised a proprietary bio-inspired nano-engineered solution using a revolutionary design process architecting multicomponent chemistries at molecular scale to deliver advanced lubrication under virtually all operating conditions including extreme situations.

The nGlide® additive technology innovation, in field tests for another application sector, has shown unprecedented improvements in performance of grease lubricants by as much as 1000% that can also safely extend the life of the Earth's hydrocarbon supply chain while making machines operate much better and longer.

Mr. Neil Canter, the Editor of Tribology and Lubrication Technology Magazine, said of NanoMech's advanced nGlide® technology, "their combination of solid lubricant nano-particles with environmentally friendly organic additives provides a unique set of properties that are not matched by any additive commercially available today."

James M. Phillips, Chairman and CEO of NanoMech Inc., stated, "We appreciate the support of the Department of Energy in helping us advance the nGlide® technology platform to include motor oil. We are honored to receive this recognition and move forward our breakthrough technology, with unprecedented capability, which will increase machine and vehicle performance by enhancing durability, operability, and the life of components, while solving the global need to save fossil fuels."

Dr. Malshe, CTO and founder of NanoMech, added, "we have conclusively proved we can dramatically enhance performance and life of all machines by reducing the coefficient of friction to near-zero including the ability to withstand extreme pressure (EP) under severe boundary lubrication with our new nGlide® grease innovation, and look forward to extending this scientific advancement now to motor oil which could ultimately decrease global fuel consumption and save U.S. consumers billions of dollars annually."


About NanoMech Inc.
NanoMech Inc. was founded in 2002 and creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-inspired and nano-manufactured product development. NanoMech is a pioneer in applying breakthrough nano-engineered innovations to robust areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech brings ideas from innovation to implementation, commercializing nano-manufactured products at record speed in the market. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, a public / private collaboration with the aim of doubling the speed and reducing the cost of discovering, developing, and deploying new advanced materials. NanoMech is also a member of the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, ( both based in Washington, DC. For more information please visit

About nGlide®

The nGlide® technology platform is the proprietary and patents-pending macromolecular innovation powered by NanoMech’s novel nano-inspired engineering that has fully commercialized for the grease and pastes multi-billion dollar market. It represents the next generation of advanced lubrication. The technology is manufactured at nano-scale and is convergent assembled at molecular scale in our factory into the final commercial product stage. It is a specially architected multi-component chemistry at sub-micron scale formulated into the TriboTuff® additive packages for greases.

This nano-inspired breakthrough technology extends the life and performance of the hydrocarbon supply chain through dramatic reductions in friction where energy losses are staggering. This includes boundary lubrication, and extending durability of mechanical parts to provide sustainability. Through the nGlide® suite of additive lubrication packages, our proprietary nano-science brings together unique abilities of organic and inorganic macro-molecular lubrication chemistries for a range of advanced industrial applications for gas and oil, machining industries, transportation, aerospace, heavy duty military, farm and construction machines, and other critical sectors for both new and used equipment.

This addresses the global need to save energy and enhance durability and performance of components. nGlide® chemistries reduce friction by orders of magnitude over traditional solid particles-based lubricants as well as liquid lubricant chemistries. This innovation goes beyond the scope of fullerene and similar nano-lubricants, outperforming all other lubricants so dramatically, that nGlide® renders them obsolete.

For more information, please click here

for NanoMech Inc.
Carrie McKnight, 479-871-5432

Copyright © BusinessWire

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.

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

East China University of Science and Technology Purchases Nanonex Advanced Nanoimprint Tool NX-B200 July 30th, 2014

Watching Schrödinger's cat die (or come to life): Steering quantum evolution & using probes to conduct continuous error correction in quantum computers July 30th, 2014

From Narrow to Broad July 30th, 2014

FLAG-ERA and TNT2014 join efforts: Graphene Networking at its higher level in Barcelona: Encourage the participation in a joint transnational call July 30th, 2014


New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 30th, 2014

Watching Schrödinger's cat die (or come to life): Steering quantum evolution & using probes to conduct continuous error correction in quantum computers July 30th, 2014

Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics July 30th, 2014

Tough foam from tiny sheets: Rice University lab uses atom-thick materials to make ultralight foam July 29th, 2014


University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research July 30th, 2014

Nature inspires a greener way to make colorful plastics July 30th, 2014

Analytical solutions from Malvern Instruments support University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers in understanding environmental effects of nanomaterials July 30th, 2014

FEI Unveils New Solutions for Faster Time-to-Analysis in Metals Research July 30th, 2014

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Silicene Labs Announces the Launch of Patent-Pending, 2D Materials Composite Index™ : The Initial 2D Materials Composite Index™ for Q2 2014 Is: 857.3; Founders Include World-Renowned Physicist and Seasoned Business and IP Professionals July 24th, 2014

UCF Nanotech Spinout Developing Revolutionary Battery Technology: Power the Next Generation of Electronics with Carbon July 23rd, 2014

Bruker Awarded Fourth PeakForce Tapping Patent: AFM Mode Uniquely Combines Highest Resolution Imaging and Material Property Mapping July 22nd, 2014

Rice's silicon oxide memories catch manufacturers' eye: Use of porous silicon oxide reduces forming voltage, improves manufacturability July 10th, 2014


From Narrow to Broad July 30th, 2014

Oregon chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution: Solution-based inorganic process could drive more efficient electronics and solar devices July 21st, 2014

Steam from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam July 21st, 2014

3-D nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics, gas storage: Rice U. researchers predict functional advantages of 3-D boron nitride July 15th, 2014


Stanford team achieves 'holy grail' of battery design: A stable lithium anode - Engineers use carbon nanospheres to protect lithium from the reactive and expansive problems that have restricted its use as an anode July 27th, 2014

Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars July 25th, 2014

Using Sand to Improve Battery Performance: Researchers develop low cost, environmentally friendly way to produce sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times July 8th, 2014

Up in Flames: Evidence Confirms Combustion Theory: Berkeley Lab and University of Hawaii research outlines the story of soot, with implications for cleaner-burning fuels July 1st, 2014


New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut July 25th, 2014

Hysitron is Awarded TWO R&D 100 Awards for Highly Innovative Technology Developments in the Areas of Extreme Environments and Biological Mechanical Property Testing July 23rd, 2014

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies Main Page Content: Vaccine reduced lung inflammation to allergens in lab and animal tests July 22nd, 2014

EPFL Research on the use of AFM based nanoscale IR spectroscopy for the study of single amyloid molecules wins poster competition at Swiss Physics Society meeting July 22nd, 2014

The latest news from around the world, FREE

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

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE