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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
11/06/2020 – Press release – Energy research
The “SuperLink” project, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is launched today. The project is developing a so-called high-temperature superconducting cable (HTSL) with which electricity can be transported underground without energy loss. State Secretary Andreas Feicht: “With our energy research program, we want to further develop technologies that can contribute to the energy and cost-efficient conversion of our energy system. HTSL is one of these technologies. Innovative companies have shown staying power here with our funding: First, competitive manufacturing processes were gradually established and then energy-efficient applications in industry and in the distribution network were developed. Now, with the SuperLink project, the next step into the high-voltage network will be taken. ”When the special conductors are cooled with liquid nitrogen, the HTSL technology enables electricity to be transported without any loss of energy due to electrical resistance. In an urban environment, the compact dimensions of the HTSL cables allow larger amounts of electricity to be transmitted and, at the same time, to reduce time-consuming earthworks when expanding the electricity network. The project is being carried out by a consortium of industry and research led by Stadtwerke München. HTSL applications are not limited to power grids. In the industrial sector, HTSL can avoid energy losses in high-current applications, such as chlorine electrolysis, and even when building large wind turbines, HTSL can be used to increase performance through lighter and more compact generators. The BMWi is funding research on HTSL with around 40 million euros over ten years.
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