Nanol wins innovation award in Brazil

Nanol Technologies was selected as one of the five winners of the ENGIE Brazil Innovation award 2015, organised by the company Engie. The winners of the contest have the chance to incorporate their products into the operations of ENGIE Tractebel Energia, the largest private sector generator of electrical energy in Brazil.

“We didin’t expect to win the prize, which makes this a very positive surprise. Apparently our technology, specializing in nano additive lubricants, appealed to Engie”, says Johan von Knorring, CEO and Founder of Nanol Technologies.


Nanol’s innovative lubricant additive will now be tested at the Jorge Lacerda Complex, which is the biggest coal power plant of South America. Luiz Felipe, maintenance Engineer Manager explains:

“We found a great opportunity to test Nanol’s additive in our unit. At the end of the test we expect to be able to reduce the temperature in our equipment, and we also expect an increase in the equipment’s reliability and availability, thus extending the lifetime of the equipment.”


About Tractebel ENGIE

Tractebel ENGIE is part of the ENGIE group, which has had a significant presence in Brazil since 1957. The group’s activities are focused within the energy sector, as well as the engineering and environmental sectors.

Through its controlled company, ENGIE Tractebel Energia, the group is the largest private sector generator of electrical energy in the country. With a total of 28 plants throughout Brazil, its installed capacity amounts to 7,044 MW.

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About the ENGIE Innovation week

“Innovation Week” provides a unique opportunity for delegates to discover the full range of ENGIE innovations developed with the group’s partners (start-ups, entrepreneurs, customers, etc.). It also offers an opportunity for delegates to meet with inventors and innovators to discuss the solutions that will be transforming the energy sector and – in particular – consumers’ experiences. Calls for projects, pitch sessions, lectures and contests will be organized in 23 countries and on every continent.