01 Sep 2022, News, Press Release
Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, September 01, 2022 – SFC Energy AG (F3C:DE, ISIN: DE0007568578), a leading supplier of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, presented EFOY fuel cells as well as the H₂Genset to the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) and the Technische Hilfswerk (THW).
During a test run at the BBK with the participation of various THW local associations, the respective representatives convinced themselves of the advantages and potential of the hydrogen technologies of SFC Energy and Propan Rheingas GmbH & Co. KG (Rheingas).
In civil protection and disaster situations, a mobile and reliable source of energy is the decisive factor of a successful operation. Especially when there is no access to the conventional power grid. Numerous applications and end devices must be reliably supplied with power. These include, among others, the communication network of the emergency forces, lighting and the ability to charge batteries.
EFOY fuel cells produce energy from the fuel hydrogen or methanol, supplemented by air oxygen. Fuel cells for on-board power supply are currently being tested at the BBK. Here, the fuel is converted directly into electricity. Compared to a conventional diesel generator, a hydrogen fuel cell energy solution with five kilowatts (kW) of power saves up to 45.6 tonnes of CO₂ at an assumed annual demand of 43,800 kilowatt hours (kWh). This corresponds to the mileage of a diesel-powered car of about 250,000 kilometers.
Rheingas is a supplier and consultant for all aspects of energy supply solutions, including hydrogen. From supply, to planning and construction of hydrogen infrastructure. Together with SFC Energy, Rheingas enables decentralized and emission-free use of devices and equipment for any operation or emergency. Hydrogen is available independently of pipelines and is supplied by Rheingas in cylinders, bundles or trailers. This ensures a self-sufficient power supply, even without existing infrastructure.
Hydrogen is used to make energy storable and transportable. Emission-free energy generators such as EFOY fuel cells or the H₂Genset as a climate-neutral alternative to conventional diesel generators convert the gas back into electrical energy. Environmentally friendly, efficient and reliable at the point-of-use. Hydrogen from Rheingas and the H₂Genset prospectively expand the options of THW and BBK for energy supply during disaster situations.
"We are thankful for the opportunity to present the potential of hydrogen and fuel cells to the THW emergency forces as well as the BBK on site. In the event of a disaster, these environmentally friendly energy generators ensure the power supply efficiently and continuously. At the same time, they simplify logistics and increase the flexibility of the emergency forces. Thus, we deliver clear added value to our customers", says Björn Ledergerber, Senior Vice President Hydrogen & Corporate Development of SFC Energy AG.
For more information on SFC Energy’s Clean Energy and Clean Power Management solutions, visit www.sfc.com.
SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. With the Clean Energy and Clean Power Management business segments, SFC Energy is a sustainably profitable fuel cell producer. The Company distributes its award-winning products worldwide and has sold more than 55,000 fuel cells to date. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (GSIN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).