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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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860DOJ announcement. justice.gov HawkHawkmoon-January 25
859So.. the news folks have been waiting so many years to hear is that Sinovel was Hawkmoon1January 25
858News we've been waiting for: seekingalpha.comJosephus1January 24
857AMSC going to town! TTMA, jJosephus1January 24
856Interesting 10% "round trip" on Friday.... Didn't take much volHawkmoon-January 13
855WSJ: Message 31423857The Ox1January 9
854even if the $4 Billion is deemed uncollectable. With a current market cap in theHawkmoon-January 8
853For one thing, a judgement of that size would make the company very attractive tThe Ox1January 8
852Nice to see it trading back above $5 today.. Could get a move up to $6 resistHawkmoon-January 8
851Apparently, according to "RUMINT", AMSC is finally getting their day iHawkmoon-January 3
850Thanks for saying; "I don't have much confidence in the ability of manatktrimbath-January 2
849Still no resolution of ongoing litigation involving Sinovel. If AMSC gets at leArt Bechhoefer2January 2
848My EOY review of AMSC AMSC (was called American Superconductor) AMSC (market catktrimbath-12/31/2017
847You would also think that there would be a huge market to replace overhead transArt Bechhoefer19/27/2017
846AMSC bought Cryo-Cooling company, Infinia Technology Company.. Apparently, thHawkmoon-9/27/2017
845On watch for clear above 4.99. [graphic]hollyhunter-7/5/2017
844Yep. If the Chinese issue resolved itself nicely the news would draw very good ptktrimbath-7/3/2017
843Nice review. I'm still holding a few shares, not enough to take a tax loss aArt Bechhoefer17/3/2017
842My semi-annual review of AMSC - Mid 2017 INTRO Here's my semi-annual exercitktrimbath16/30/2017
841Other than what happened yesterday, I haven't really followed events closelyHawkmoon-4/27/2017
840Though I still own a few AMSC shares, I don't follow the company closely. IArt Bechhoefer-4/27/2017
839Once again, AMSC has proven that an investment in it's shares is like walkinHawkmoon-4/26/2017
838Supposedly none.i-node-2/2/2017
837LOL - How much pressure do you need to apply at room temperature?semi_infinite -2/2/2017
836Interesting article -- potentially a room-temperature superconductor. reuteri-node-1/27/2017
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