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.
Beginning in February 2020, THEVA started offering a new service: We collect HTS tapes remaining from bigger orders in a special stock list. These superconductors are being measured, sorted and prepared for shipping. As a result, we can ship the tapes on short notice. This is especially interesting for educational and research institutions with limited time and budget. As we have a range of product types, piece lengths and qualities in this stock, we can provide superconductors for diverse applications. Use this opportunity and contact us. We are happy to check our stock list for suitable pieces for your application.
The German industry association superconductivity (ivSupra) will host the 7th ZIEHL conference in Berlin from 5th to 6th March 2020. The conference focuses on future and innovation in energy technology enabled by high temperature superconductivity. Speakers from industry and politics present and discuss current superconductor activities and projects, including topics with THEVA participation: an induction heater (RoWaMag project), the superconducting wind power generator (EcoSwing project) as well as the superconducting high voltage cable planned for the city of Munich. The schedule and registration is available at https://ivsupra.de/ziehl/ (German). THEVA is founding member of ivSupra and supports the event as a sponsor.
Update: Due to the current circumstances, the "Week of the Environment" was postponed. We will update this post as soon as we know the new date for the event. The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Foundation for Environment) organizes, together with the Federal President of Germany, the sixth "Week of the Environment". It will take place from 9th to 10th June at Schloss Bellevue Park in Berlin. 190 exhibitors showcase their projects and contributions to the environment - one of them being ivSupra, the German Superconductor Association. The exhibition is open for expert audience on June 9th while on June 10th it opens for everyone. Further information and the official programm is available at https://www.woche-der-umwelt.de/start We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!
Update: Due to the current circumstances, ASC was postponed to January 3rd-7th, 2021. From June 28th to July 3rd, the next biannual Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC) will take place in Tampa/FL. During this event, the superconductor community meets and discusses current projects and new applications for superconductors. THEVA has a booth in the accompanying exhibition and will also present recent progress and developments from the production of 2G HTS wire. We are happy to welcome you at our booth in Tampa! Please feel free to contact us in advance to schedule a meeting - just drop us a line at email@example.com
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.