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SFC Energy signs Partner Agreement with FC TecNrgy Pvt Ltd for Indian Defense and Industry Markets

SFC Energy announces signature of a Partner Agreement with FC TecNrgy Pvt Ltd, Haryana, India, to promote marketing and sales of SFC Energy’s fuel cell products to the Indian defense, homeland security, and oil & gas markets.

Many Indian defense and homeland security forces operate in remote and off-grid locations, where an uninterrupted, reliable supply of power is a major logistic challenge. Another industry relying heavily on ultra reliable off-grid power is oil & gas. Here power is needed for the safe operation and surveillance of wells, pipelines and production sites at remote locations. In the past, these industries had to depend on generators and large, heavy battery banks. In the climatic conditions of India, solar modules alone cannot reliably operate power off-grid applications.

“There is an urgent need in India for alternative technologies that will reliably work in any weather and season, feature easy installation and logistics, and can be hybridized with other power sources”, says Karandeep Singh, Managing Director of FC TecNrgy Pvt Ltd. “SFC Energy’s DMFC performed well in our tests in the most difficult and challenging climatic conditions, e.g. at extremely high altitudes up to 16,500 feet and in extremely low temperatures. After one year of consistently marketing, demonstrating and validating this technology in Indian conditions we can now offer our customers in India a reliable, environmentally friendly, highly flexible power source that will bring them major operational advantages and huge savings in fuel & related fuel logistics. We see a huge potential for this technology here.”

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EFOY Pro fuel cell powers Event Monitoring Systems on board of Volkswagen Amarok Pickup

SFC Energy announces another security & surveillance success of their popular EFOY Pro fuel cells: Volkswagen uses the maintenance free, environmentally friendly power sources for mobile event monitoring systems on board of their Amarok Pickup. The truck, a pilot for future mobile utility vehicles, is already in operation.

The Amarok Pickup with mobile monitoring system is part of Volkswagen’s security strategy. Video systems on board use a proprietary Volkswagen technology, developed for autonomous, mobile operation with maximum flexibility in any terrain and independent from the grid. The system features immediate readiness with minimum personnel. The integrated fuel cell is responsible for the power supply. Equipped with two 28 l cartridges it will reliably power the on-board systems for over five days without any user intervention.

“We selected the EFOY Pro 12000 Duo for two reasons”, says Andreas Fietze, Group Security Volkswagen. “In operation, it is silent and environmentally friendly: No noise, no emissions! The decisive advantage for us, however, is the tripled autonomy of the on-board systems thanks to the fuel cell. Up to now our teams had to maintain and refuel a generator every second day. Now, the fuel cell powers the monitoring systems on board for up to six days, without us having to do a thing. We can minimize our personnel resources and use them instead for other important tasks.“

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New fuel tank size MT60 for even longer autonomy

SFC Energy has added a new 60 l tank to their EFOY fuel cartridge portfolio. The new tank features SFC Energy’s proprietary security valve. The tank was specifically developed for off-grid and back-up industry applications.

“We created this fuel tank specifically for customers who require even longer autonomy for their off-grid systems”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “Many applications in the oil & gas, off-shore, wind industry and many security and surveillance systems have to work reliably over 6 to 12 months without a single user intervention. The MT60 is an important prerequisite for this.”

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Hybrid EFOY ProCabinet with 500 W fuel cell for pipeline applications of major midstream Oil & Gas company

SFC Energy announces the installation of its new EFOY Pro Hybrid Cabinet with an integrated 500 W fuel cell. The fully integrated power solution was selected by Christiansen Engineering Group, Calgary, a specialist in engineering, drafting, automation, procurement and construction management services for the Western Canadian oil and gas industry, to reliably power demanding off-grid pipeline applications of a major midstream company in the Western Canadian oil & gas sector.

SFC Energy’s EFOY ProCabinet Hybrid Solution will power remote densitometers and associated heaters along pipelines. The EFOY ProCabinet Hybrid Solution uses SFC Energy’s most powerful fuel cell to date, the EFOY Pro 12000 Duo, combined with solar panels and batteries for a 12/24 Volt DC power system. The system was developed for extreme temperatures from -40°C to +50°C. Remote operation capabilities enable data collection, system configuration, and monitoring. All components are housed in a weatherproof enclosure.

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Our 3rd guided company tour in Brunnthal was a huge success

This year we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our brand EFOY. Therefore we organize free guided company tours on a regular basis.

Last week many visitors joined our 3rd free guided company tour at our production site in Brunnthal. Our visitors learned about the fuel cell’s construction and experienced life our strict product inspections to guarantee the high quality standards of our fuel cells.

You would like to see where our EFOY fuel cells are produced?

Next dates:

  • Friday, 7. Oct. 2016 (10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.)
  • Friday, 25. Nov. 2016 (10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.)
  • Take the chance and visit one of our last two guided company tours this year, regardless as to whether you come alone or in a group. We are looking forward to your visit.

    Register now!

    SFC Energy receives largest Asian single order for EFOY Pro

    SFC Energy announces the receipt of a major order by its Singapore sales & marketing partner Innoverde Pte. Innoverde serving prime customer Oneberry Technologies in Singapore will procure several hundred units of EFOY Pro 2400 over the next 24 months with the first of deliveries planned for coming weeks. Fuel cells will be used to provide reliable off grid power to security and surveillance equipment in Singapore.

    “Our clients demand superior surveillance technology and flawless operation, and we select components to fulfill and secure their demand accordingly. This includes the vital energy source”, says Ken Pereira, CEO of Oneberry Technologies. “The EFOY Pro fuel cell is not only a very ecofriendly power generator, but also an extremely reliable one: It provides power at any time and in any weather to critical infrastructure and environmental equipment to ensure 24/7 system readiness.”

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    WCCTV selects EFOY Pro as power source for their Rapid Deployment CCTV Tower surveillance systems

    On the occasion of Hanover Fair, SFC Energy presents the popular EFOY Pro fuel cell integrated in the Rapid Deployment CCTV Towers of Wireless CCTV Ltd (WCCTV), Manchester, UK. During the last 2 years over 60 EFOY Pro fuel cells have already been deployed.

    WCCTV is a market leading provider of redeployable CCTV, site security, body worn cameras and Remote Condition Monitoring worldwide. The Company’s mobile surveillance systems are utilized by leading local authorities, police forces, housing associations, train operating companies, construction companies, utilities providers and contractors, as well as commercial organizations and integrators. WCCTV’s all-in-one Rapid Deployment CCTV Towers are specifically engineered to meet the challenge of securing remote sites. To ensure uninterrupted off-grid power availability, WCCTV has launched a Tower solution with integrated EFOY Pro fuel cells.

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    SFC guided company tour

    You would like to see where our EFOY fuel cells are produced? This year we’re celebrating our 10 year EFOY anniversary and would like invite you to join our free guided company tour at our production site in Brunnthal near Munich. We are looking forward to your visit regardless as to whether you come alone or in a group.

    What can you expect from our company tour?
    We will provide you with a comprehensive insight behind the scenes. After a little snack you will have a tour of our production line and R&D. Learn more about the fuel cell’s construction and experience the exciting tests the fuel cells pass through in order to reach our highest quality standards. Take the chance and to ask our EFOY team any questions you may have.

    Dates:

  • Tuesday, 10.05.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 15.07.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 07.10.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 25.11.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • We looking forward to your visit!

    Register now!

    Dutch subsidiary PBF Group B.V. receives major order for External Transformer Units used in high quality laser systems

    SFC Energy announces the receipt of a major order by their Dutch subsidiary PBF B.V. for the delivery of External Transformer Units used for the operation of high tech laser equipment for manufacturing of consumer electronics. The value of the order amounts to EUR 0.7m.

    The new order is a follow up order. PBF’s External Transformer Units were again selected due to their high precision and reliability in delivering smooth power to the laser systems, independent of where in the world the laser systems are used. These units are fully integrated systems, featuring several extra functions, e.g. a Safety Stop function.

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    SFC Energy enters Cooperative Venture With Solar Stik™, Inc. To Broaden Markets

    SFC Energy and Solar Stik™, Inc., a U.S. based leader in the portable power industry, entered the first phase of a multi-phase, cooperative venture with Solar Stik providing collaborative support at its Florida-based headquarters for SFC Energy to better serve its North American customers.

    The collaboration allows SFC Energy to service its fuel cell products at Solar Stik’s St. Augustine facility. During the first phase of the venture, Solar Stik team members will assist SFC Energy in logistics, service, and inventory support. “As fuel cell technologies are rapidly maturing, this alignment of Solar Stik and SFC Energy will position both companies to take advantage of each other’s strategic positions in the field of application,” explained Brian Bosley, CEO of Solar Stik. Both Solar Stik and SFC Energy have complimentary capabilities and both service similar customers in the portable power market space.

    “Solar Stik and SFC Energy are a perfect match. Our U.S. based customers will appreciate the very high level of service and expertise that Solar Stik is known for industry wide. In addition, we will jointly design and manufacture energy solutions for the US market using SFC Energy’s fuel cell products and Solar Stik system integration know-how for our joint customer base,” said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.”

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