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7th WORLD TRIBOLOGY CONGRESS
September 5-10, 2021 - Lyon, France

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News

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...

30th July 2019
President's Corner: Moving forward with Peter Jost’s legacy for a green, clean, and sustainable future

Prof. H. Peter Jost, the founding father of modern-day tribology and the first President of the...

1st February 2018
Special Issue: Report on World Tribology Congress 2017

The sixth World Tribology Congress took place at the Beijing International Convention Centre, between...

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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%

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