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Simark partner 3D-P sells autonomous off-grid communication trailer solutions with EFOY to large end user in Alberta Oilsands

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, announces the receipt of an order for fuel cell/solar hybrid EFOY ProTrailer mining communication trailers and EFOY ProCabinets by their wireless network partner 3D-P. A large end user in the Alberta Oilsands has deployed 16 of 3D-P’s hybrid EFOY ProTrailers and three autonomous EFOY ProCabinets, with an additional 12 trailers being delivered.

Hybridization of SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells with solar allows for significantly longer autonomy than battery banks powered by solar alone. In times with insufficient solar power output, the fuel cell automatically switches on, reducing costly downtime and maintenance intervals by avoiding the deep discharging of the battery. This power reliability significantly increases the trailer’s autonomy. Excess heat from the fuel cell is used to keep the insulated battery and electronic compartments warm. The 3D-P trailer can be easily and cost-effectively deployed anywhere in remote locations. 3D-P custom configures each unit for the customers’ specific load requirements and geographic locations.

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Canadian subsidiary Simark Controls partners with KNS Communications for powering high performance wireless networks

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, partners with KNS Communications, Denver, CO, USA for the distribution of SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells in critical off grid applications.

KNS Communications use the EFOY Pro fuel cells as an off-grid power source for engineered, high performance, outdoor wireless networks in the most demanding mining, oil and gas, agriculture, public safety, utilities, higher education and government communication environments. The fuel cells are hybridized with solar to ensure ultimate reliability: When solar is unable to deliver enough power, the fuel cell automatically switches on and compensates for the shortfall in energy ensuring the battery bank always remains sufficiently charged to provide power for the off-grid equipment. Large oversized solar arrays and battery banks are avoided and the reliability of the system is increased significantly with years of fuel autonomy versus the traditional few days of battery autonomy.

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SFC Energy’s exclusive long-term partner Oneberry wins large, multi-year tender and places largest Asian single order for EFOY Pro fuel cells

SFC Energy announces the receipt of a major order for its flagship product EFOY Pro fuel cells from Oneberry Technologies Pte Ltd in Singapore. The fuel cells will be used to provide reliable off-grid power for integrated security and surveillance solutions to be deployed for public security in Singapore, such as flood watch warning systems in Singapore’s underground canals, solutions for avoiding high-rise littering, illegal parking, for waste water quality monitoring, and for public events security.

“As part of the public security value chain we are committed to ensuring the highest possible reliability of our surveillance solutions for a seamless operation to secure our island borders. This is why, Oneberry chooses to invest in the most reliable power source which is the lifeline of our surveillance solutions. Confidently we are investing in EFOY Pro for its track record in thousands of deployments resulting in millions of fuel cells operation hours”, says Ken Pereira Oneberry Technologies CEO.

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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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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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EFOY fête ses 10 ans – Inscrivez-vous pour une visite d’entreprise !

Aimeriez-vous découvrir la production des piles à combustible EFOY ? À l’occasion des 10 ans d’EFOY, nous vous offrons des visites de notre entreprise à Brunnthal, près de Munich. Nous serions ravis de vous recevoir – seuls ou en groupe.

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    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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