New fuel cell generation EFOY COMFORT wins f-cell award Bronze

  • Award honours outstanding developments in the field of fuel cell technology
  • EFOY COMFORT wins award for an even more powerful, even quieter and more user-friendly mode of operation

Brunnthal/Munich,Germany, 27 September 2011 – In the “2011 Fuel Cell Innovation Prize” competition, sponsored by the State of Baden-Württemberg, SFC Energy AG, the technology and market leader in mobile and off-grid energy solutions based on fuel cells, took third place with its latest generation of fuel cells EFOY COMFORT. The prize money for the f-cell Bronze award is 5,000 €.

The new EFOY COMFORT series has been developed specifically for the off-grid power needs of private consumers and comprises three performance classes with a charge capacity of 80, 140 and 210 Ah per day. Just like all SFC fuel cells, EFOY COMFORT also uses the patented innovations and DMFC technology (Direct methanol fuel cell) that SFC has been producing and selling with great success for many years. In the new generation, this technology has undergone a further significant evolutionary step - with resulting increased efficiencies and reduced costs. The small powerhouses are also quieter and more user-friendly. A newly-developed insulation along with an innovative attenuation system prevents the transfer of operating noise. This reduces the transfer of vibrations both measurably and perceptibly, making EFOY COMFORT barely audible, even close up. Thanks to an expert mode option, users can adjust advanced settings such as the customisation of switch-on and switch-off thresholds. Until now, such changes were only possible via an interface adapter and computer.

“SFC has already won an f-cell award twice with precursor models to today’s EFOY COMFORT”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG. “So we are even more delighted by this award, since it is affirmation of the further innovative leap we have taken with these devices on the basis of our customers’ feedback.'

Just as before, EFOY COMFORT is the only mobile power supply solution based on fuel cells for leisure applications to be available as standard in stores worldwide. SFC fuel cells are now available from over 50 motor home manufacturers acrossEurope. At the same time, SFC successfully markets products for off-grid power supply to industrial and defence applications, as well as working on the development of a prototype to extend the range of electric vehicles. SFC has already sold more than 22,000 fuel cells with a total of more than 8 million operating hours and is the world market leader in this sector.

More information is available at www.sfc.com.

About SFC Energy AG

SFC Energy 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 ofGermany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries.  Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has shipped more than 22,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for more than six years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified. SFC is based inBrunnthal,Germany, and has a sales and technical service office in the U.S. SFC Energy AG is listed in the Prime Standard on the German stock exchange (WKN 756857).

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