SFC News

20.04.2017

Dutch subsidiary PBF delivers Power Electronics prototype for aviation applications

PBF Group B.V., Dutch subsidiary of SFC Energy AG, announces the delivery of a first series of power supply prototypes to be used in commercial aircrafts. The delivery builds on a prior development order and has a total value of EUR 0.5 mio. Over the coming months, the customer will qualify the prototype power supplies in the application. Commercialization of the new power supply is expected for 2018.

PBF has designed the exclusive, customized power supply solutions specifically for galley systems operated on board of commercial airplanes. Galley systems are used to store, prepare and serve food and beverages on board. The power supply solutions ensure safe, reliable and highly efficient in-flight operation of the devices.

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05.04.2017

EMILY fuel cells supply reliable off-grid power to Future Command Vehicle in FFG vehicle kit

SFC Energy AG, a leading international provider of stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, will present its EMILY fuel cells at the AFCEA trade fair 2017 in Bonn in the FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH concept of "Future Mission Equipment for Specialized Vehicles". This innovative concept introduces a modular approach for the use of state of-the-art systems in specialized, protected command vehicles. The modular approach enables ultra fast and flexible integration of the equipment in existing and new vehicle categories.

In the “Command Vehicle” equipment kit, SFC Energy’s EMILY fuel cell is responsible for supplying autonomous power to the electric and electronic onboard devices. These devices are continuously used for eight or more hours per day. Batteries alone cannot supply the required power. The EMILY fuel cell will produce environmentally friendly power for the on-board systems without ever having to start the engine.

Press Release

21.03.2017

Schneider Electric and Simark Controls Ltd close a sales and service partnership agreement in Canada

Simark Controls Ltd, a company of SFC Energy AG, will expand its Schneider Electric offering to sell Schneider Electric Guardian™ Compressor Control Solution & TerminalBOSS™ Terminal Automation Solution products in Canada.

TerminalBOSS™ Terminal Automation Solutions deliver enterprise-class liquid hydrocarbon measurement and automation solutions for truck and rail terminals applications. These solutions accurately measure liquid hydrocarbons and manage workflow at terminals enabling operators to increase efficiency, reduce operating costs, and improve compliance.

Press Release

14.03.2017

Canadian subsidiary Simark Controls receives CAD 2 mio order from Oil Producer

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, has received a major order for their proprietary Variable Frequency Drive systems (VFDs) from an Alberta Oil Producer. The order amounts to approx. CAD 2 million. The VFDs will be delivered from May to August 2017 to match the client’s well-pad site construction strategy.

The VFD Systems are designed and manufactured by Simark Controls to operate electric submersible pumps (ESPs) used to artificially lift heavy oil from the client’s Northern Alberta well-pad locations. Based on their long, established integration expertise, Simark will supply the VFD Systems complete with Motor Control Centers (MCCs), and transformers for unattended pump operation in any weather. The systems will provide reliable and efficient electrical power and protection to the downhole submersible pump motors.

Press Release

14.02.2017

SFC Energy Announces the Addition of Gemeco Marine Accessories as a U.S. Marine Distributor of EFOY COMFORT Fuel Cells

SFC Energy AG today announced that it will partner with Gemeco Marine Accessories, Lake City, SC, USA, to serve as a marine distributor for the popular EFOY COMFORT fuel cells in the United States.

Gemeco Marine Accessories has been a specialist in marine products since 1980, serving marine electronics dealers, boat builders, and other marine industry professionals. The company is a leading wholesale distributor of marine products and will sell the full range of EFOY COMFORT fuel cells and fuel cartridges to customers in the Eastern and Midwest regions of the United States.

“Our appointment of Gemeco Marine Accessories as a U.S. distributor will help introduce and accelerate the adoption of an innovative solution to onboard power generation” says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “Widely recognized as marine technology experts dedicated to representing high quality manufacturers, Gemeco is an ideal partner to help us grow our brand in the U.S. market.”

Press Release

14.02.2017

EFOY Pro fuel cell business of Canadian subsidiary Simark Controls continues with strong growth in 2016 over previous year

Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, has achieved a major sales increase in 2016. 2016 sales of EFOY Pro fuel cells grew by 40 percent over 2015, to CAD 1.9 million.

“The growing demand for our high quality, integrated and manufactured EFOY Pro Hybrid off-grid power solutions over the past year is due to the significant value they bring to the operators of off-grid SCADA, measurement & instrumentation, RF communications, surveillance and other mission critical assets” explains Derek L’Hirondelle, Vice President of Instrumentation, Automation & Energy at Simark Controls. “We also benefit from the strong trend in many industries towards ecologically responsible solutions with a reduced carbon footprint. EFOY Pro fuel cells produce no harmful emissions, their fuel is a simple, environmentally friendly alcohol, they operate silently and fully automatically and can be remote monitored and controlled. All this combines to make them an ideal, clean and reliable remote off-grid power source.”

Press Release

30.01.2017

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.

Press Release

24.01.2017

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.

Press Release

14.01.2017

EFOY COMFORT fuel cell wins 2nd place in promobil reader survey

The EFOY COMFORT fuel cells of SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, have won an important award. The Company announced this today, on the opening of CMT caravanning fair, Stuttgart, Germany.

The readers of “promobil”, Europe’s biggest motor home magazine, have once again ranked the EFOY COMFORT fuel cell among their top 3 favorite brands in the magazine’s annual reader survey. This year, EFOY achieved the prestigious second place in the power generator category. Every year, the promobil reader survey honors the most popular motor home and accessory brands on the basis of a survey performed among the magazine’s readers. The results of the survey directly reflect the winning brands’ acceptance in the market.

“We are excited to be one of the top 3 power generators again this year, in this important reader survey”, says Björn Ledergerber, Vice President Consumer & Industry of SFC Energy. “This second place for us is wonderful feedback from the many happy EFOY fuel cell owners, who have been travelling with our products for many years.“

Press Release

11.01.2017

SFC Energy and Indian Partner receive order for fuel cells from Indian Ministry of Home Affairs

SFC Energy announces receipt and partial delivery of an order by its Indian partner, FC TecNrgy Pvt Ltd, based out of Gurgaon, Haryana, India. An Indian paramilitary border protection force under the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered more than 80 SFC Energy products, accessories and more than 3,000 methanol fuel cartridges.

The Indian paramilitary force will be using SFC Energy’s EMILY 3000 and JENNY 600S fuel cells for reliably powering border protection equipment, electrical equipment and, especially, critical communication systems at border outposts, most of which are at very remote and difficult locations.

“The fuel cells bring major advantages to our customers”, says Karandeep Singh, Managing Director of FC TecNrgy. “Soldiers serving at the border outposts will benefit from major weight reductions, consistent performance and significant savings in fuel and fuel logistics, compared to the heavy generators they have been using so far and make the transition to using highly intelligent yet easy to use and maintenance free energy source in extremely remote and harsh climatic conditions. It will be our endeavor to make pre-planned and focused efforts for seamless training and installation. This will be backed up by dedicated in the region support to our customers. We see a major traction for SFC Energy’s methanol based fuel cells in India in the coming years and are jointly with SFC gearing up for leveraging this potential.”

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