SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG receives major German Bundeswehr order for SFC fuel cell products in defense applications

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SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG receives major German Bundeswehr order for SFC fuel cell products in defense applications
• Building upon their successful cooperation the German Bundeswehr has awarded a follow-up contract of 2.5 million Euro for extending the range of defense applications of SFC fuel cells. • A considerable part of this order will contribute to this year’s   turnover.
• SFC fuel cells prove an efficient solution for supplying power in the   field.
Brunnthal, November 27, 2007 – SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG, market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications, has been awarded a major follow-up contract by the German Bundeswehr. The order amounts to approx. 2.5 million Euro.

The follow-up order builds on the success of the existing cooperation between the German Bundeswehr and SFC Smart Fuel Cell. Its purpose is to establish the use of fuel cells as a compact portable power source for the soldier. In addition, further fields of application are to be addressed, e.g. the use in vehicles as a non-detectable on-board power source and the general use as a universal autonomous energy provider in replacement of conventional generators and batteries. In all these contexts fuel cells offer exceptional advantages as a silent, lightweight and emission-free power source. To add to this, the enormously high energy density of the SFC products provides significant cost and emission reductions in the logistics area.

An extensive SFC product qualification program is dedicated to ensuring reliable operation under defense conditions. In this context, the use in high altitudes and the operation in extreme climates are addressed. With this follow-up order SFC fuel cells have again demonstrated their superior benefits for the solution of one of today’s most urgent problems of modern defense organizations: the availability of power in the field. The use of fuel cells allows immediate reductions of up to 80 percent of the weight of power supplies carried by the soldier.
A significant part of this order will contribute to this year’s turnover of SFC.

About SFC Smart Fuel Cell
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG (www.sfc.com) is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets. As one of Germany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. In a U.S. Navy Assessment in 2005, SFC was awarded the highest score for technical maturity of all fuel cell products. SFC has cooperation agreements with the German Bundeswehr, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and other leading military organizations. Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized dem-onstration projects, SFC has shipped fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for four years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2000 certified.

SFC Investor Relations Contact:
Barbara v. Frankenberg
Investor Relations Manager
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Eugen-Saenger-Ring 4
D-85649 Brunnthal 
Tel. +49 89 673 592-378
Fax. +49 89 673 592-369
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.sfc.com
27.11.2007  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Issuer:       SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
              Eugen-Saenger-Ring 4
              85649 Brunnthal
Phone:        +49 (89) 673 592 - 100
Fax:          +49 (89) 673 592 - 169
E-mail:       [email protected]
Internet:     www.sfc.com
ISIN:         DE0007568578
WKN:          756857
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, München, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart  
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