Pixelligent Technologies has received a research grant from the Energy Department to continue developing a formulated oil meant to help reduce fuel consumption and engine wear for existing vehicles.
The company was awarded the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research grant to speed up production of nanoadditivies intended to be used in lubricants, Pixelligent said Monday.
Dr. Gregory Cooper, founder and chief technology officer of Pixelligent Technologies, said the company aims to create technologies that target fuel efficiency and lengthen a car engine’s life span.
Pixelligent will work with fuel and lubricant additive firm Afton Chemical, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and Argonne National Labs.
Pixelligent received Phase I of the grant last year, according to the company.
The SBIR initiative was created to help the U.S. Congress achieve the goal of investing in technological and scientific innovations.