"We are very pleased to announce this agreement with General Cable and our goal is to take a completely new approach in order to create a lighter, more efficient aluminum conductor and, in the process, lead to a successful future licensing arrangement with General Cable."
NEW YORK--Manhattan Scientifics, Inc. (OTCQB:MHTX) announced today that it has signed a $500,000 Joint Development Agreement with General Cable (NYSE: BGC).
The agreement calls for the design and development of nano-structured aluminum for wire and cable applications with a strong focus on overhead conductor for the transmission of power.
Currently, approximately 7% of energy is lost between a generation source and customer meter in the U.S. The cost of the energy losses is estimated at approximately $25 billion per year. Transmission and distribution overhead conductor line losses are the dominant source of these energy losses. Nano-structured aluminum has the potential to offer superior balance of strength and conductivity, which can be leveraged to significantly improve the efficiency of electrical power transmission and distribution. It can also improve safety and reliability of the transmission grid, as the nano-structured aluminum based conductors are expected to be resistant to high temperatures and sag.
Manhattan Scientifics’ CEO Manny Tsoupanarias, said, “We are very pleased to announce this agreement with General Cable and our goal is to take a completely new approach in order to create a lighter, more efficient aluminum conductor and, in the process, lead to a successful future licensing arrangement with General Cable.”
Dr. Srini Siripurapu, Vice President of R&D at General Cable, said, “We are committed to being the industry leader in innovation for overhead conductors for transmission and distribution. This partnership strengthens our focus on nano-structured aluminum, an important technology platform that creates differentiated solutions for the Utility industry.”
About General Cable
General Cable (NYSE:BGC) is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, construction, industrial, specialty and communications markets. General Cable is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world. The company serves customers through a global network of manufacturing facilities in its core operating regions and has sales representation and distribution worldwide. Visit www.GeneralCable.com.
Manhattan Scientifics Inc. (www.mhtx.com) is located in New Mexico, New York and Montreal. It is focused on technology transfer and commercialization of transformative technologies.
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