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American Superconductor (AMSC) is the maker of high temperature superconducting material. By high temperature they mean slightly higher than liquid nitrogen (<-411 deg f). The product that they are making can be formed into wire and virtually no loss due to resistance in trasmitting electricity. Due to the temperature and brittleness of the material I'm not sure if it will ever replace transmission lines. They are working with Relience Electric (division of Rockwell, Inc) on a superconducting electric motor that uses superconducting coils wound from AMSC's product.

This motor has huge potential. As far as motors go, this tecnology is only practical for large motors used in industrial applications. The motor is in a research mode and continuing efforts are scaling up to bigger and bigger applications.

The target is 1000 horsepower for a comercial motor. Currently a 200 hp motor has been demonstrated. A four year estimate is the horizon for a comercial product. A 10,000 hp motor built with this technology would save $100k per year in electrical use! AMSC has recived R&D magazine's 100 best project project awards.

The company is operating on research grants and has other applications. Anyone else following this story?
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826FBR puts $14 target on AMSC.. Stock price seems to be holding up well in respHawkmoon1May 19
825These latest developments make AMSC a significant player in infrastructure invesArt Bechhoefer1March 9
824Getting some good news (and coverage) for this company finally.. Deal with BASHawkmoon-March 9
823My EOY review of AMSC INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remetktrimbath212/31/2015
822Merely going after some officials for corruption has little, if anything to do wArt Bechhoefer-12/29/2015
821Not sure how to view the short positions or how they affect the short term tradiThe Ox112/28/2015
820The past few days of trading have reflected around 5% gains per day.. I'mHawkmoon-12/28/2015
819Maybe some light in China's tunnel: economist.comJosephus112/27/2015
818 [graphic] [graphic]The Ox112/27/2015
817If Sinovel has friends in the Chinese political/judicial environment, it will noArt Bechhoefer-12/27/2015
816My view is that with the stock at this current valuation, anything from Sinovel Hawkmoon-12/26/2015
815Although the Inox contract is significant, there is still no word on resolving tArt Bechhoefer-12/24/2015
814AMSC just signed a very big contract with India's Inox corporation which wilHawkmoon-12/24/2015
813AMSC and earnings I compared three stocks to gain some perspective on investingtktrimbath-11/5/2015
812My semi-annual review of AMSC INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see itktrimbath26/30/2015
811I won't say that AMSC would not be impacted by a overall market sell-off.. Hawkmoon-5/8/2015
810I think this is going to become a major program.. and revenue stream for AMSC. Hawkmoon-4/22/2015
809Well, I hope you're right. But all these announcements are for future potenArt Bechhoefer-4/22/2015
808Looks like a big gov't award for AMSC.. This solicitation is suggesting aHawkmoon-4/22/2015
807AMSC has a technology for assisting in preventing large area blackouts by creatiHawkmoon-4/19/2015
806My sentiments exactly. Like your blog too. Thanks,Josephus-3/26/2015
805On the futility of reverse splits. Theoretically, reverse splits make sense. Retktrimbath13/25/2015
804The Sinovel loss is significant, but AMSC has significant depth of talent and otJosephus-2/5/2015
803China is still the main factor. I doubt the rest of the company will be worth mArt Bechhoefer-2/5/2015
802Loss of 7 cents/share looks to me to be a huge step forward - considering recentJosephus12/5/2015
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