EARTO Innovation Award 2016 goes to Dresden

Press release (Nr. XIV) - Fraunhofer IWS /

Last night, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden received the second prize of the EARTO Innovation Awards 2016 in the category Impact Delivered for the: Development of super hard diamond-like carbon coatings for improved energy efficiency. These coatings are applied on piston rings and other parts in the powertrain. Coated piston rings show a reduction in fuel consumption of about 1.5 % or 3 g/km CO2 emission. Series production has started. Further components will follow.