FastGrid, the EU Horizon 2020 project has ended. The final 6th newsletter was published to summarize the project and its findings. The newsletter can be downloaded here, further information can be found on the project website. https://www.fastgrid-h2020.eu/en/Home-2.html
The january 2021 issue of "The Motorship" includes an article about possible application of superconductors in shipping. The online-issue of the magazine can be found under the following hyperlink, the article starts on page 16. The Motorship Magazine, January 2021.
One of our investors, eCAPITAL AG, wrote an article about THEVA as their portfolio company. You can read the article here: https://ecapital.vc/news/superconductors-made-by-theva
It's official: THEVA will be part of a 5-headed consortium to develop and prepare a 12 km long superconducting cable in the city of Munich. Within the 2-year timeframe of the project called "SuperLink", all cable components will be tested (superconductor, cable and cooling). Consequently, a 12 km long superconducting high voltage cable will be realized. Further information may be found in our press release
The 33rd International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2020) will be held from December 1st to 3rd in Tsukuba, Japan. Due to the current situation, the conference will be held both on-site and virtual. Therefore, we are happy to announce that THEVA's Markus Bauer will give a presentation about "Recent progress of REBCO coated conductors at THEVA". Further information about program and organization can be found at the conference website.
Due to the ongoing worldwide situation, the organization commitee of ASC conference decided to go virtual. Presentations and discussions will be streamed in different timezones between Oktober 24th and November 7th. THEVA wants to support this by giving an oral presentation about recent developments in our coated conductors production within one of the materials sessions. You can find further information about the virtual ASC conference on the conference website.
In the year 2021, THEVA will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Further information will be announced here at a later time.
Ismaning, 31st July, 2020: THEVA has succeeded in doubling the current carrying capacity of its Pro-Line superconductors. In test series on production lines, standard processes were used to produce tape conductors over more than 400 m long, which carry more than 1000 A transport current at 12 mm width and 75 μm thickness, which corresponds to a current density of 1100 A/mm². The record level was even 1350 A, i.e. 1500 A/mm², under standard measuring conditions in liquid nitrogen at 77 K (-196°C). You can find futher information in our press release.
FASTGRID should have ended by the end of June 2020, but COVID-19 nearly completely stopped all activities which are mainly experimental at the end of the project. To be able to finish all activities which are currently in progress, the project was extended by 5 months. The current project status is described in the 5th FastGrid Newsletter which can be downloaded on the project's website.
Within the EU-Horizon-2020 projekt "FastGrid", THEVA supports the development of a superconducting fault current limiter for high voltage applications. The project team recently created and published a short video explaining the working principle and the advantages of using high temperature superconductors for fault current limiting. You can find the video at the project-website fastgrid-h2020.eu or directly on Vimeo.