EU Horizon 2020 project "FastGrid" has the goal to develop a superconductor for the use in a high voltage Fault-Current-Limiter. The current project status and reached milestones are communicated through newsletters. In the 4th newsletter the development of a new hot spot detection technique using optical fibers by EPFL is highlighted. This innovation is a significant game changer allowing a speedy and extremely simple detection of even a single hotspot in the tape within 10 ms. It can be used in a wide range of superconducting applications. The 4th FastGrid Newsletter can be downloaded here: https://www.fastgrid-h2020.eu/en/News-list-with-fastgrid-news-36,269.html
"Superconductor Week" is one of the most important magazines in the field of superconductivity. The October 2019 issue features a detailed article about Munich's SuperLink cable-project. You can get the issue (Vol. 33, No. 8) at https://www.superconductorweek.com/
From September 1st to 5th, the European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) took place in Glasgow. VP Business Development Dr. Markus Bauer and CEO Dr. Werner Prusseit each held a presentation. THEVA was also present with an exhibition booth. Two weeks later, 26th Magnet Technology Conference (MT 26) took place in Vancouver, Kanada. THEVA was represented by two presentations and a booth in die exhibition area. We would like to thank all visitors for our interesting discussions. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year
The 32nd international symposium on superconductivity (ISS 2019) will take place in Kyoto from December 3-5. Dr. Markus Bauer will give a presentation about the EcoSwing project. Find out more at the conference's website ISS2019.jp
"Demo200" is a German project with the goal to develop a 200,000 A DC busbar. Such high currents are used e.g. in aluminum smelters. THEVA is one of the project partners and suppliers of superconducting wire which is needed for the project. You may find further information on the new project website https://demo200.de/?lang=en.
The National Magnetic Lab at Florida State University is one of the leading institutes in magnet technology. Their latest achievement is the construction of a magnet reaching 45.5 T - 0.5 T more than the former world record. This was possible through the use of 2nd generation high temperature superconductor wire. Read more at Florida State University's pages: https://nationalmaglab.org/news-events/news/lbc-project-world-record-magnetic-field
Ismaning, June 3rd 2019 – A consortium of five partners, including THEVA, intends to build a high-temperature superconducting (HTS) transmission line in Munich. It will be the longest in the world by far. A declaration of intent has been signed, resulting in a development application to the German Federal Ministry of Economy. THEVA in Ismaning near Munich produces superconductors in series. As part of this project it will expand its product portfolio to include a conductor designed specifically for the cable application. HTS cables for electrical power distribution in cities are projected to be one of the most important and highest-revenue market segments for superconductors. Further information can be found in our press release.
As the EU EcoSwing Project ended successfully, the consortium released a final video. It can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxMkZHyM9UQ Read more about the end of the EcoSwing project in our press release. We want to thank all project partners for the excellent cooperation. THEVA is proud being part of this exceptional and forward-looking project.
Thousands of megawatt hours of energy are consumed every year in the production of metal semis and products. The associated CO2 emissions also need to be taken into account. With more than 70% efficiency, high energy savings can be achieved by a new “robust and low maintenance magnetic heater (RoWaMag)” to be developed by THEVA together with Bültmann GmbH, Beck Maschinenfabrik GmbH and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology(KIT) / Institute for Technical Physics (ITEP) over the next few years. Now the BMWi (GermanFederal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) approved the project proposal Read more about RoWaMag in our press release.
Ismaning, 7th May 2019–THEVA, a company based in Ismaning near Munich, has designed and delivered superconducting coils for the EcoSwing wind power generator. The turbine in Thyborøn, Denmark, has now reached its target output of 3MW and the project is officially completed –successfully. The turbine delivered power tothe grid for over 600 hours. Dr. Werner Prusseit, Managing Director of THEVA, is pleased: "Superconductors have become an indispensable technologyfor future energy supply. 40 percent lighter with the same performance-this wind turbine is a landmark." Please find further information in our Press Release.