Superconductors offer practically loss-free transmission of large quantities of electric power. Together with our partners Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), adn the Institute of Air Handling and Refrigeration (ILK), we have developed the worldwide first superconducting modular busbar system for commercial applications.
This demonstrator with a current rating of 20 kA and a length of 25 meters has shown the possibilities of superconductors in a chlorine electrolysis. Considering all aspects like space, safety, CO2 or operating costs, superdonducting busbars have big advantages for many industrial applications that require high currents.
The project was government-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy through Projektträger Jülich and is still in place and continuously revised.