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Fuel Efficient Nanofluid Gear Oil

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-18-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6731
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15A-T018
Solicitation Number: 15.A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-30
Small Business Information
6411 Beckley Street
United States
DUNS: 148291391
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Cooper
 Founder & CTO
 (443) 529-8310
Business Contact
 Gregory Cooper
Phone: (301) 405-9284
Research Institution
 Argonne National Laboratory
 Sandra Davis Sandra Davis
9700 S Cass Ave
Argonne, MD 60439
United States

 (630) 252-8259
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

Improving vehicle fuel efficiency for the military can significantly reduce costs and reduce risk to solider safety. One way to improve vehicle efficiency for new and legacy vehicles is to reduce frictional loses in the drivetrain through use of lower viscosity lubricants. However, this comes with the risk of reducing durability of drivetrain components through increased wear, pitting and scuffing. To enable the use of low viscosity, high-efficiency lubricants, new lubricant and additive technologies are needed which overcome durability challenges. The focus of this Phase II project will be to further develop a suitable lubricant additive technology, evaluating potential risks of implementation and advancing its readiness level.

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