SuperOx holds a stable position developing key technologies for HTS equipment and elaborating emerging market segments. Company efforts are focused on development, production and operation of electric power equipment, electric propulsion systems and high field magnets.
Having no direct analogues, Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SFCL) are a new tool for electric power industry, opening new opportunities for electric grid construction. SFCL provides protection against short-circuit currents and enables power companies to safely interconnect large sections of a power grid, increasing thus their transmission capacity. Today, SuperOx is the global leader in SFCL technology: its 220 kV-class device was commissioned in 2019 being the most powerful SFCL up to date. SuperOx anticipates to widen the use of the SFCL technology in Russia and expects entrance into global market with this product.
HTS power cables enable transmission of electricity, while taking up several times less space comparing to conventional cables. As they do not emit heat or electromagnetic radiation, the use of HTS cables in cities and industries is highly promising. Industrial implementation of HTS cables in large power systems is underway: such cables are already operating in Germany, Korea, USA, China and Japan. First Russian HTS cable is being constructed in Saint Petersburg by ROSSETI Federal Grid Company. SuperOx takes its part in power cable development, creating technologies for compact HTS cables, in particular for electric propulsion systems.
HTS-based electric propulsion systems have a potential to disrupt modern transport. Perspective propulsion system including superconducting motors, generators, cables, energy storage and protection devices, is set to increase fuel efficiency, reduce CO2 emission and noise, while improving vehicle dynamics. Aviation and shipbuilding are priority areas for HTS electric propulsion systems, as weight and dimensions are of a primary importance in those industries. In cooperation with partners and alone, SuperOx develops and tests key superconducting components for electric propulsion technology of the future.
High field HTS magnets set new standards of quality in a wide range of applications:
- colliders and accelerators (including medical),
- compact fusion reactors with magnetic confinement,
- inductive and kinetic energy storage devices,
- inductive heaters for aluminum industry,
- magnetic separators for ore processing plants,
- high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging,
- high-resolution NMR spectrometry,
- magnetic levitation systems.
SuperOx is developing technologies of HTS application in magnets. HTS magnet built by SuperOx enables to create a high-power electric propulsion thruster prototype, which can become a key element of a space tug and can be effectively used for the Moon, Mars and deep space exploration. To produce thrust, this engine uses 10 times less fuel than conventional chemical jet engines. The outstanding performance of this space thruster demonstrator was achieved only due to the use of superconducting technologies for effectively creating high magnetic field.
In 2022 SuperOx developed and manufactured a superconducting magnet with a record magnetic field of 20 T further advancing company’s magnetic system development competence.
The creation and development of these solutions for the electric power industry and transport ensures the implementation of the company's strategy - the commercialization of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient technologies.