SFC Energy: Van Remmen UV Techniek and PBF develop innovative power system for UV water disinfection systems

• New power system integrates controller and power supply
• Industry leading system efficiency achieved
• Total cost of ownership significantly decreased for UV disinfection customers

Wijhe and Almelo, The Netherlands, and Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, November 6, 2012 – PBF Group, a member of SFC Energy Group, technology and market leader for portable, mobile, and off-grid power generation and distribution, has developed an innovative integrated power supply together with UV disinfection specialist Van Remmen UV Techniek. The new power supply further increases the energy efficiency and performance of Van Remmen’s industry leading UV disinfection systems.

PBF is an international expert in the development of customer specific power solutions , e.g. dc-dc converters and switched mode power supplies. In the past the PBF engineering team had already developed a controller unit for Van Remmens market leading UV disinfection systems. Now, together with the Van Remmen UV Techniek R&D team, they integrated this controller with a highly precise power supply into a highly energy efficient power unit.

Van Remmen UV Techniek disinfection systems use electromagnetic energy in form of UV-C light for disinfecting water and surfaces. The process is a noncontact, non-chemical, non-taint disinfection technique that leaves no residuals. No other disinfection technique offers this unique set of advantages. Van Remmen systems are used in water applications requiring hygienic, bacteria free conditions, e.g. drinking, surface, and swimming pool water disinfection, water transport, as well as pharmaceutical and food processing applications.

“The support of the PBF power experts in the development of our new integrated controller and power supply was extremely valuable for us”, says Ton van Remmen, Managing Director of Van Remmen UV Techniek. “The new integrated power unit is a true USP for our customers, as it reduces their total cost of ownership while significantly increasing the system’s energy efficiency.”

“In the cooperation with Van Remmen UV Techniek we have brought together the best of both worlds: Van Remmen’s industry leading UV technology expertise combined with PBF’s specialist power knowhow has created UV disinfection systems that offer optimum disinfection results with ultimate efficiency and reliability”,
says Hans Pol, CSO of SFC Energy AG.

More information at www.sfc.com, www.pbfgroup.nl and www.vanremmen.nl.

About SFC Energy AG
SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a market leader for off grid and stationary power generation and distribution. With approx. 25,000 fuel cells sold the Company has successfully and globally established fully commercialized and award winning products in the Consumer, Industry, and Defense & Security markets for many years. Equally
successfully, the group develops, produces and globally distributes higher level power management components, e.g. converters and switched mode power supplies. The products increasingly are delivered as power supply system solutions according to customer requirements. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified. The Company is based in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, and operates facilities in the Netherlands and Romania, and
a sales organization in the U.S. SFC Energy AG is listed at the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (WKN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).

About Van Remmen UV Techniek B.V.
Van Remmen UV Techniek (www.vanremmen.nl) is an international company that specializes in the design and production of easily integrable UV disinfection equipment for liquids and surfaces. The unique design of our UV reactors results in a highly reliable system with optimal disinfection properties and most efficient use of energy. UV disinfection can be used by a wide range of industries. The Company is based in Wijhe, The Netherlands and has distributors all over Europe.

SFC Investor Relations & Press Contact:
Barbara von Frankenberg
Head of IR and PR
SFC Energy AG
Eugen-Sänger-Ring 7
D-85649 Brunnthal
Tel. +49 89 673 592-378
Fax. +49 89 673 592-169
Email: [email protected]

Van Remmen UV Techniek
Ton van Remmen
Managing Director
Hooglandweg 3a
8131 TE Wijhe
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 570 52 18 90
Fax. +31 570 52 18 99
Email: [email protected]