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The development and scale-up of innovative nanotechnology-based processes into the value chain of the lubricants market

Objective

The objective of the AddNano project is to investigate the prospects for overcoming the many existing technological barriers in the supply and usage chain, towards the establishment of a large scale market introduction of a new generation of fluid lubricants incorporating nanomaterials. The AddNano consortium combines technological expertise and industrial representation from all parts of the prospective value chain to investigate the development of new nano-based lubricants. Fluid lubricants are used in almost every field of human technological activity and their purpose is multifold: they reduce frictional resistance, protect the engine against wear between contacting surfaces, remove wear debris, reduce heating and contribute to cooling, improve fuel economy, improve emissions. Advanced nanomaterials recently developed, such as inorganic fullerene-like materials (IF’s) and others, have shown some initial promise for their contribution to reducing friction and enhancing protection against wear. If able to be developed into full commercial-scale production, if they can be incorporated in a stable fashion into full formulations, and if their performance benefits relative to the best of conventional technologies can be sustained under those circumstances, they offer the prospect for some performance breakthroughs not seen since the development of the now ubiquitous anti-wear additives, Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphates (ZDDP’s), around 70 years ago. Within engine oils and other lubricant applications, such as transmission fluids, and for greases used in rotational bearings, the potential exists for lubricants containing nanomaterials to significantly reduce friction and enhance machine durability. This can contribute to substantial energy savings, reduced equipment maintenance and longer machine lifetime.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology/lubrication
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

VIRTUALPIE LTD
Address
The Fluid Engineering Centre
MK43 0AJ Cranfield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 029 589
Administrative Contact
Gerry Mcnulty (Mr.)

Participants (16)

BHR GROUP LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 557 694
Address
The Fluid Engineering Centre Wharley End
MK43 OAJ Cranfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Papworth (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 482 110
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 412 656
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
INS s.a.r.l.
France
EU contribution
€ 367 188
Address
Rue Ampere 450
69730 Genay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesca Pagliarulo (Ms.)
KRAFFT S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 245 508
Address
Ctra. Urnieta S/n
20140 Andoain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Saavedra (Mr.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 687 543
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Martin (Dr.)
MULTISOL FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 247 200
Address
Avenue Du Quebec 10
91946 Courtaboeuf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Fenouil (Mrs.)
NANOMATERIALS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 384 592
Address
Holtzman Street 2
76124 Rechovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Avi Rubens (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 654 000
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Ciambelli (Prof.)
Petronas Lubricants Italy

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 28 884
Address
Via Santena 1
10029 Villastellone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pietro Salino (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 633 493
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guido Saracco (Prof.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 343 164
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Csillag (Prof.)
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Participation ended

Israel
EU contribution
€ 217 867
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reshef Tenne (Prof.)
RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 124 165
Address
Bridge Works
BN43 5FG Shoreham By Sea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Logan (Ms.)
FUCHS PETROLUB AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 750
Address
Friesenheimer Strasse 17
68169 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Fuchs (Dr.)
Infineum UK Ltd

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 36 300
Address
Milton Hill Business And Technology Centre
OX13 6BB Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Dare-Edwards (Dr.)