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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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SFC Energy announces delivery of Next Generation fuel cell systems (NGFC) to international defense force

SFC Energy announces a delivery of Next Generation Fuel Cell systems (NGFC) to an international defense force. The delivery has a value of EUR 0.6 million.

The NGFC system has been designed and developed under a joint development agreement (JDA) as a fully integrated power source for underground off-grid defense applications. It will power stationary off-grid applications automatically for five years with minimum user intervention. This makes it the ideal power source for covert and undercover scenarios. In the above application, the fuel cells are installed underground together with up to two hundred liters of fuel. If needed, refueling is done from above ground in just a few minutes.

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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.

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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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