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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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838Supposedly none.i-node-February 2
837LOL - How much pressure do you need to apply at room temperature?semi_infinite -February 2
836Interesting article -- potentially a room-temperature superconductor. reuteri-node-January 27
835Is there anything in the way of corporate news, especially regarding the ongoingArt Bechhoefer-January 20
834Bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillators. [graphic]hollyhunter-January 20
833Agreed about their chances in the courts. I place no value on that prospect. Thetktrimbath1January 2
832Although AMSC is coming closer to profitability, based on operating revenues andArt Bechhoefer-January 2
831My end of year review of AMSC INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see itktrimbath112/31/2016
830These new contracts, especially with the Navy, certainly look promising. But I&Art Bechhoefer17/5/2016
829The market seems to be waiting on some clarity from Inox Wind on their financialHawkmoon17/1/2016
828AMSC appears to be making progress not only on its grid products but on wind powArt Bechhoefer16/30/2016
827INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercise to see if I remember why I own the stoctktrimbath16/30/2016
826FBR puts $14 target on AMSC.. Stock price seems to be holding up well in respHawkmoon15/19/2016
825These latest developments make AMSC a significant player in infrastructure invesArt Bechhoefer13/9/2016
824Getting some good news (and coverage) for this company finally.. Deal with BASHawkmoon-3/9/2016
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
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