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Pixelligent Technologies Working with Argonne to Develop Nanoadditives for Use in Lubricants

Pixelligent Technologies has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant by the Department of Energy (DOE). The two-year, $1M program will enable Pixelligent to accelerate the development of its nanoadditives for use in lubricants to reduce fuel consumption and engine wear. Pixelligent will work with a team of leading tribology experts including Argonne National Laboratory andthe University of Pennsylvania Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, with support from Afton Chemical, a leading lubricant additive company.

Pixelligent’s award of this Phase II SBIR grant follows its receipt of a Phase I SBIR grant in 2012. The goal of this program is to develop a working prototype of a formulated oil that reduces engine wear and fuel consumption for the existing ground vehicle fleet. The SBIR program, established by Congress, supports scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds.

"This is an important win for Pixelligent and is a testament to both the broad applicability and commercialization potential of our technology," commented Craig Bandes, President & CEO of Pixelligent Technologies. "This funding will enable us to continue our work in developing more fuel efficient technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce global fuel consumption, while prolonging the lifetime of automobile engines. We are honored to have been selected by DOE for this program, and look forward to working with our world class partners to help deliver the next generation of additive technology to the lubricants market," commented Dr. Gregory Cooper, Founder and Chief Technology officer of Pixelligent Technologies.

Pixelligent Technologies, LLC (, is an advanced materials company that is delivering next-generation materials for Solid-State Lighting, Flat Panel Displays, Optical Components and Films and lubricants.


November 2013

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