Next WTC 2021


September 5-10, 2021 - Lyon, France

For more information visit the WTC 2021 website.


7th January 2020
Professor Duncan Dowson has passed away

This is a great loss to all of us in the Tribology field.

7th January 2020
Tribology Gold Medal 2019 nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Tribology Gold Medal are still open until the 29th of February 2020.

22th August 2019
Professor Nicholas D. Spencer of ETH Zurich, Switzerland awarded Tribology Gold Medal for 2018

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, has announced that the winner of the 2018 Gold Medal...

21th August 2019
ITC Activities Report

ITC’s 24th In-session Meeting (to be held in Lyon-France on Sunday, 1st September 2019) nearly marks...

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Global impact of tribology

  • 20% of world total energy consumption goes to overcome friciton
  • 18-40% of that can be saved by applying new technology, and that would corresond to 8.7% of global energy use and 1.4% of the global GNB
  • the biggest potential savings are in transportation and energy industry
  • 30% of the fuel consumption in an average passenger car goes to overcome fricition
  • 40% of the energy used in mineral mining is used for overcoming friction; friction and wear results in 970 million tonnes CO2 emissions in mineral mining annually corresponding to 2.7% of total world CO2 emissions
  • CO2 emissions are 4.5 times higher for an ICE passenger car compared to a similar battery electric car when electricity comes from renewable energy
  • Moving from fossil to renewable energy sources would cut down the energy losses due to friciton in energy production by more than 60%