Transport

The main uses of nanotechnology in transport are to provide lighter and stronger materials for construction and to provide more efficient fuels.

An interesting application is the use of nanoparticles which are added to diesel fuel for vehicles. The nanoparticles help the fuel burn better in the engine and the result is that you get more kilometers per liter, and, because the fuel is burning more efficiently, there is less effluent coming out of the exhaust pipe. In addition the engine does not need servicing as often because the engine stays cleaner.

Nanomaterials are also increasingly being used to make cars lighter and stronger, so using less fuel and fewer metals.

In aviation nanotechnology is mainly used to make airplanes much lighter and stronger, by creating new materials which can replace the heavier parts that are used more commonly.

Nanotechnologies may not only lighten the aircraft to produce fuel savings, but also do so by adding nanoparticles of aluminum to the fuel of a conventional jet, significantly increasing its fuel distance.

Similarly the lightness of nanomaterials is proving useful for the shipping industry, to provide stronger and lighter hulls.

All this makes significant benefits for many industries: Cargo Transport, Postal Service, Car Care, Railways, Ships, Ferries, Aeroplanes, Yachts, Navy, Police, Roads Administration, Bus Service, Taxi, etc.