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PBF receives new order for integrated power supply system for high tech industrial networks

PBF Group B.V., Dutch subsidiary of SFC Energy AG, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, announces the receipt of a power supply order from a new major customer. This industrial customer has ordered the development of fully integrated power supply systems for the operation of mission critical networks for urban rail systems. Starting 2018, the Company expects annual product sales revenues between EUR 0.5 and 1 million from this new power supply.

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Canadian subsidiary Simark Controls receives new CAD 1.25 million order

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has received major orders for their proprietary Variable Frequency Drive systems (VFDs) from a new customer in the Alberta oil sands. The orders amount to approx. CAD 1.25 million.

The VFD Systems operate electric submersible pumps (ESPs) used to artificially lift heavy oil from the well-pads. The VFD’s unique installation and operations benefits significantly reduce installation and operating costs. Additional benefits are improved pump uptimes, optimized pump operation and augmented oil production.

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SFC Energy and AITC sign U.S. partnership agreement for EFOY Pro fuel cells in off-grid Department of Defense training facilities

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, September 5, 2017 – SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has signed a partnership and distribution agreement with Advanced IT Concepts Inc. (AITC), Winter Springs, FL, USA. In the context of the agreement, AITC will sell and service SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells as reliable off-grid power source for powering defense equipment in such environments as training facilities, test ranges and other similar applications.

In the context of the agreement with SFC Energy, AITC will introduce the EFOY Pro fuel cell in their ongoing and upcoming government and private sector contracts. To ensure ultimate efficiency and optimum service quality, AITC engineers have been trained and qualified by SFC Energy experts in fuel cell installation and service.

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Partner Oneberry launches first autonomous Fuel Cell powered Security Robot

SFC Energy AG announces the integration of its flagship product EFOY Pro fuel cells into RoboguardTM, an innovative autonomous Security Robot developed by Oneberry Technologies in Singapore.

Oneberry Technologies developed RoboguardTM in order to address manpower shortage in the Singapore security sector while increasing productivity and raising the level of security for public clients. Oneberry Technologies is an established award-winning innovative security and surveillance solutions provider and is SFC Energy’s exclusive partner in Singapore. Recently Oneberry had won a multi-year tender for providing the most reliable integrated off-grid security and surveillance solutions for public and state security.

Powered reliably by SFC Energy’s EFOY Pro fuel cells, RoboguardTM is able to operate autonomously and maintenance-free for up to a month without intervention. All required is a simple minute fast hot swap of the fuel cartridge. RoboguardTM can be deployed anywhere in just minutes, freeing existing security personnel from foot-patrol duties and allowing them to perform higher value skilled tasks.

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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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