Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SuperPower Inc. produces and develops second-generation high-temperature superconducting (2G-HTS) wires, which can transport the current with absolute zero-ohms under cryogenic temperatures (77K, 30K, 4.2K, for instance). This feature benefits the advanced applications for electrical power transmissions, storage, and grid-control, such as demonstrated in numerous projects (see our chronicle). Zero-resistivity means “no heat-generation, no energy-loss” that is the key contribution in our climate action. As further developments are expected in applications of 2G-HTS wires, various projects are recently on going:
One good example is the effort to compact the size of nuclear fusion reactors by using 2G-HTS wire for powerful magnets. This way, we can squeeze the plasma into a tiny space. Such attempts will lead to future distributed power sources for super-datacenters, future EV-stations, or alternative solution to existing fusion reactors. It is our expectation that 2G-HTS wire could help Carbon-free, green, clean, and climate friendly energy sources.
To date, many applications utilize 2G-HTS wires in hybrid combination with long-served LTS (low-temperature superconducting) wires, such as NbTi or Nb3Sn fine-filament conductors (see Superconductors in Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.). The hybrid-coils composed of both HTS and LTS wires, can produce magnetic field of high-quality, high-intensity. Such powerful magnet-coils are inevitable components for the key apparatus (ex. MRI or NMR) in advanced medical and biochemical sciences. We are expecting 2G-HTS wires will play essential roles for our society, for us to cope with any potential crisis or pandemic disaster.
Future transportation will migrate into new forms in terms of space, time, and comforts. 2G-HTS wire will bring SiFi-ways into reality; such as to hover, transport and maneuver the airplanes and air-trains.
We have a dream: Someday, soon, SuperPower and Furukawa Electric are accomplishing sustainable development goals (SDGs), and contributing to our planet Earth with superconducting technologies.