TechConnect Innovation Program

Reduce Soot Using Oxide Nanoparticles to Increase Engine Efficiency

University of Central Florida, Florida, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This fuel additive comprising engineered ceria nanoparticles when mixed with hydrocarbon-containing combustible fuels offers a significant increase in engine efficiency with a reduction in soot and other combustion by-products.

Primary Application Area: Automotive & Transportation

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This invention provides an efficient method of burning fuel and reducing soot formation during combustion. It would benefit any company that is subject to emissions regulations, including businesses using power-plant and central steam heat boilers. It can also be used to reduce emissions and increase efficiency in internal combustion engines.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 724

Website: tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners