Is it true that Nano technology oil additives help with energy savings in engines?

How can Graphene based Nano Oil Additives lead to saving energy in engines?

Scientific studies1 have been conducted to demonstrate how graphene based nano-oil additives improve lubricants to save energy and reduce exhaust emissions. It is mainly evident through the anti-friction and anti-wear properties of the graphene-based nanomaterial. The outcome of these studies concluded that lubrication has been improved leading to fuel savings and lower exhaust emissions.

Over the years, the oil lubricants industry has worked hard to improve lubricant performance whilst being more environmentally friendly.  As a result, there are many additives on the market and performance is directly related to the formulation of the additives it contain. The drive for a greener approach to lower harmful emissions, fuel efficiency, energy savings and reduced waste necessitates the advancements in lubricant performance. When engines perform more efficiently for a longer lifetime, the results are reduced fuel consumption and improved engine durability.

Normal wear and tear of an engine is caused by moving parts during engine operation over time.  This friction and wear over time are responsible for reduced engine power, increased fuel consumption as well as increased exhaust emissions.  Eventually this can lead to engine failure. Studies in how to reduce friction and wear receive a lot of attention all over the world. Nanomaterials like Graphene and Zirconia, amongst other nanoparticles have been studied the most, due to the large improvements in the wear and friction reductions.

As these nanomaterials present as such a small size, with thermal stability and high surface energy, it can be effectively used as anti-wear and anti-friction additives.  The main advantage of using nanoparticles as an oil additive is that it is not degraded or modified with high temperatures.  And as the particle size is so small, clogging problems are avoided.

Nanomaterial oil additives G-Lay graphene oil, G-Lay universal restorer and Nano energizer have thus shown to improve the lubrication properties of conventional engine oil.  Reduction in friction will improve engine performance as well as reduce wear.  Environmental benefits include fuel efficiency and reduction in emissions. The advantages of anti-wear and anti-friction properties results into a longer engine lifespan, increased fuel efficiency and extended maintenance intervals.


  1. Ali, Mohamed Kamal Ahmed et al. “Novel approach of the graphene nanolubricant for energy saving via anti-friction/wear in automobile engines.” Tribology International(2018): n. pag.