OXOLUTIA is proud to announce that will be participating at NANOTECH EXPO from 29th to 31st January 2019. Nanotech Expo hosts more than 1500 organizations in the field of nanotechnology. Booth No. 4V-21.
In the last 2 years, OXOLUTIA has made relevant advances in the technological development of coated conductors by using cost-effective inks for the production of the high temperature superconductor layer.
Albert Calleja, company’s CEO, states: “First realistic attemps to scale the technology were successfully demonstrated in 2017 when 12-mm wide 10 meter-long tapes where obtained in reel-to-reel continuous mode showing uniform and oriented growth, with local critical current densities around 100 A/cm·width at 77 K and self field. On the other hand, in 2018 we have been concentrating in further improving the performance of the material, which we have achieved with transport currents of 220 A/cm·width at 77 K and self field in just 1-micron thick layers. Now we are planning to combine both scale-up capacities and enhancement of critical current towards the obtention of an economically-feasible manufacturing method to serve the market needs in the kilometer length. Further improvements in the performance are foreseen by internal R+D efforts as well, including thicker layers and introduction of nanoscale particles. This is showing more and more that the initial bet for the technology by founders and investors was correct.”
Cooperation with Materials Science Institute of Barcelona-CSIC is greatly acknowledged.
EL PROYECTO SUPERINKS ACABA CON IMPORTANTES AVANCES EN LA OBTENCION DE CAPAS GRUESAS SUPERCONDUCTORAS
Durante esta tercera anualidad, hay que destacar que se ha logrado crecer capas superconductoras con nanopartículas de BaZrO3 hasta 1 micra de espesor completamente orientadas en (001). De esta manera, la corriente crítica llega hasta 400 A/cm·width, lo que supone un rendimiento muy competitivo a nivel internacional.
From October 2017, OXOLUTIA is now operating in an industrial park at 5 km away from the Scientific Park of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The new installation has a total surface of 500 m2 including offices and manufacturing equipment. “This represents a major leap in the short history of OXOLUTIA and it is a clear sign of the team’s commitment to continuing the expansion of the technology” claims Albert Calleja, company’s CEO.
The proposal entitled Scale-up of Inkjet-printed Nanocomposite Superconductor Tapes for Eolic Power (SUPEREOLIC) has scored a high qualification in the evaluation process of SME instrument phase 2 from H2020 program of European Comission. The Seal of Excellence certificates the high quality of the proposal and it is further recommended for funding.
PLASGOM is a company specialized in the design and production of PVC compounds and other polymeric materials (PE, PP, EVA, EBA, TPEE). Their products are used in sectors such as cables (electrical and communications), building, fluid transport, packaging, etc. They sell worldwide with a major presence in Europe.
Plasgom is integrated in the Ivy Group, which has 3 business units: NAKAN PVC and TPE compounds, ALPHACAN PVC profiles and OMNIPLAST Piping Systems.
On the other hand, OXOLUTIA (www.oxolutia.com) has strong accumulated experience in industrial R+D activities in the field of advanced materials. Now PLASGOM has decided to collaborate with OXOLUTIA in order to study a new industrial process.
Both companies belong to the Catalonian Cluster on Advanced Materials (CLUSTER MAV)
OXOLUTIA SL is proud to announce that it has received the Certificate of Innovative SME from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
These certificates are granted to SMEs with a high level of R+D activities.
Se han producido avances importantes durante esta segunda anualidad del proyecto SUPERINKS, perteneciente a la convocatoria del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, cuya coordinación recae en OXOLUTIA SL. El resto del consorcio está formado por KAO CHIMIGRAF, el centro tecnológico LEITAT y el CSIC, a través del Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona.
NFFA (Nanoscience Foundries & Fine Analysis) project has granted OXOLUTIA a proposal to perform advanced characterization of inkjet-printed solar cells based on simple oxides.
NFFA-EUROPE, sets out a platform to carry out comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale extending from synthesis to nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation. Advanced infrastructures specialized on growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources are integrated in a multi-site combination to develop frontier research on methods for reproducible nanoscience research and to enable European and international researchers from diverse disciplines to carry out advanced proposals impacting science and innovation.
BSH Hausgeräte is one of the world’s leading companies in the sector and the largest home appliance manufacturer in Europe. Driven by the individual customer needs of people all over the world, BSH aspires to continuously improve the quality of life for people with its outstanding brands, innovative products and top-class solutions.
New results on ink-based oxide photovoltaic cells presented at EMMI/IDS-FunMat/EJD-FunMat 7th Training School at Aveiro
New work on ink-based Cu2O/ZnO PV solar cells on transparent substrates are being presented at EMMI/IDS-FunMat/EJD-FunMat 7th Training School at Aveiro (26-31st March 2017).
Un consorci internacional de recerca liderat per l’Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona del CSIC ha obtingut aplicacions que poden revolucionar la producció d’energia renovable.
Start of H2020 European project FASTGRID aiming at innovative DC superconducting fault current limiters
The European project FASTGRID (H2020 – NMBP-18-2016) has just begun.
The main objective of this project is to modify and to significantly enhance the technical and economical attractiveness of high-temperature superconductor (HTS) coated conductors (REBCO conductors) for their application in SuperConducting Fault Current Limiters (SCFCL). As an outcome of the project the necessary length of the conductors in these devices and therefore their cost will be decreased significantly.
“Queremos contribuir a solucionar los retos del siglo XXI en materia de energía sostenible desde la sociedad del conocimiento”
El proyecto INKOX -INKJET PRINTING OF OXIDE THIN FILM ARCHITECTURES IN CONTINUOUS MODE
LA VANGUARDIA, 25, SEPT 2016
“Trabajar en la investigación, desarrollo y comercialización de productos innovadores, en campos con tantas expectativas de futuro como la energía, puede ser la clave del éxito para una nueva empresa. Si además se cuenta con la solidez científica que ofrece un destacado grupo de investigadores, el futuro del proyecto parece asegurado.
Oxolutia S.L. reúne todos estos elementos. Su actividad se centra en los materiales superconductores y la células fotovoltaicas.”
European project 3D-PHOTOXIDES helps to advance thin film PV solar cells based on inkjet printed oxides
Technology-based company OXOLUTIA SL together with German partner THEVA is working in the development of thin film photovoltaic solar cells. The project 3D-PHOTOXIDES gathers OXOLUTIA’s core technology of inkjet printing for producing thin film oxide arquitectures and expertise and know-how from THEVA in the field of physical deposition methods and advanced equipment. OXOLUTIA’s CEO, Dr. Albert Calleja, claims that “we had the idea to take advantage of the knowledge acquired in the scale-up of 2G superconductor tapes for an entirely new application in the green energy production sector. I am convinced that this idea will pay off soon”. The action belongs to ERA-NET MANUNET II from European FP7. ACC10-Generalitat de Catalunya is acknowledged by its support.
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OXOLUTIA S.L. es una empresa de base tecnológica participada por un grupo de investigación del Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) de reconocido prestigio internacional en superconductividad, que es la propiedad de resistencia eléctrica nula de ciertos materiales, mejorando la eficiencia energética.
OXOLUTIA SL coordina el proyecto SUPERINKS,
Superconductivity. That is the property that led a research group of the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) to found OXOLUTIA SL back in 2010, a technology-based company that developes advanced products for improving the energy efficiency that can also avoid blackouts in the grid or enable new low cost solar cells.