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A world-first discovery

Boron (B) is a chemical element with atomic number 5 and some boron compounds have extremely good lubrication properties. Triboron's major scientific breakthrough is the ability to dissolve a low concentration of boron into a clear, stable liquid. This is a world-first and the stability is a unique advantage that enables industrial distribution and use. The risk of agglomeration or sedimentation, which are downsides or similar products on the market, is eliminated. The dissolvent of our Boron compound has been verified in a test performed by Chalmers University of Technology in 2014.

The instant impact or using Triboron technology helps to protect the environment. It is probably the most effective and fast technology to reduce the emission of harmful carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), carbon dioxide (CO2) and the emission of particulate matter. Triboron technology can be used in fuels, oils and fats in large vehicles and machines, scooters and cars to large stationary generators, trucks and ships. The technology interacts with the metal surfaces and forms a layer that reduces friction to a minimum at EP Extreme Pressure.

Triboron can be added to fuels, oils and fats in a wide range of vehicles and machines, from power tools, mopeds, scooters and cars to large stationary generators, trucks and ships. The technology interacts with the metal and a layer that reduces friction to a minimum with an EP (Extreme Pressure) function.

The layer does not allow heat, moisture and acid precursors to interact with metallic parts. This prevents them from initiating or speeding up an oxidation process. A study of the surfaces using a Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) shows that the boron forms a strong chemisorbed film that is not removed by washing. Only small amounts or Triboron refills are required to maintain its lowering capacity.

Friction and tribology

One third of the fuel is lost to friction Friction is the force that resists the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers and material elements sliding against each other. When surfaces in contact move relative to each other, the friction between them converts kinetic energy to thermal energy.

Friction is a component of tribology, which is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology is a branch where mechanical engineering meets materials science.

An international report (Tribology International 47, 2012) estimates that one third of the fuel consumption in a normal combustion engine is due to friction. Around half of this friction loss occurs in the engine and the transmission. In real terms, this means that the average car uses over 300 liters of fuel per year to overcome friction. Which equals more than 230 billion liters of fuel used worldwide.

Triboron Technology’s unique ability to reduce these friction losses would result in instant and sustainable fuel savings as well as lowered environmental impact by vehicles and machines powered by combustion engines.

Market potential

Low-cost technology with enormous potential. Even if the transition to biofuels has started, fossil fuels will continue to play a major part in satisfying growing energy needs as the Earth’s population and urbanization grow. This means that the environmental performance of the Triboron technology has an enormous market potential for achieving international goals to reduce CO2 emissions with 75% by 2030.

Taking the growing environmental awareness into the equation, there is an enormous market potential for a simple technology that achieves a substantial large-scale CO2, CO, HC and particulate matter emission reduction to a very low investment.

A full-scale implementation of Triboron Technology in the global population of 1.3 billion vehicles as well as in machines for power generation and ships, would create an instant and sustainable impact, without any need for hardware replacements. The financial incentive from an operator and consumer perspective is also exceptionally positive. Every dollar spent on Triboron results in fuel savings worth approximately 3 dollars.