MetOx makes second generation high temperature superconducting (HTS) using YBCO. Our wire material transmits electricity without electrical loss or generating heat in operation. Where copper transmits 500 amps our HTS material can transmit 2,000,000 amps.
We are a group of smart people changing the way the world uses electricity. We have a staff of 11 men and women working in a 12,000SQ facility in NW Houston, TX, USA.
We have 2 development production systems and 4 new HTS wire manufacturing prototype systems in operation. Key parts of our technology are variously protected by exclusive license, international patents, and trade secret know how.
MetOx modified MOCVD manufacturing technology is the low capital cost, high up time, and high deposition rate HTS wire production solution that industry has been waiting for. Our systems were never bench top or lab scale. We designed for large scale production from the start.
Three space shuttle flights carried experiments that increased the understanding of the epitaxial growth science underlying our manufacturing technology. Our technology has benefited from science developed by government funded national lab initiatives.
Worldwide, more than 30% of generated electricity is lost in transmission and in inefficient equipment. Eliminating even some of that loss means less generation for the same effective work, which results in less fuel consumption and less pollutants in our air and water. It’s like finding a vast new energy reserve without mining for coal or drilling for hydrocarbons in politically or environmentally sensitive areas.