26 Oct 2023
• Cooperation now includes direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) products in consumer and industry segments • SFC Energy leverages strong distribution network of Auto AG Group to provide end users with access to EFOY fuel cells by SFC • EFOY series fuel cells cover power ranges between 40 watts and 125 watts
Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, October 26, 2023 – SFC Energy AG (F3C:DE, ISIN: DE0007568578), a leading supplier of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, is expanding its successful cooperation with the Swiss mobility company Auto AG Group. The cooperation now includes direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) of the EFOY series and EFOY lithium batteries for the consumer (motor homes and marine) and industry segments. Thus, Auto AG Group is now the general distributor for EFOY fuel cells in Switzerland and moving into the small and compact equipment segment. So far, the cooperation has been limited to the development of the mobile and emission-free hydrogen fuel cell solution H2Genset, which both companies realized together with the Austrian company TEST-FUCHS GmbH. The methanol-based SFC fuel cells EFOY and EFOY Pro reliably and autonomously produce electricity regardless of weather and time of day. Both fuel cell versions are extremely economical with their fuel, quiet and can be installed in a very space-saving manner.
Depending on requirements, different power ranges are offered, from 40 watts for the EFOY fuel cell to 125 watts for the EFOY Pro fuel cell. The range of applications for fuel cells for environmentally friendly power supply is extremely diverse. They can be used in the consumer segment in motor homes, yachts or mountain cabins as well as in industrial plants for wind measurement and for measuring environmental data such as climate data or seismic movements. The more powerful EFOY Pro is particularly suitable for outdoor applications, as it can be installed weather-protected in boxes, trailers or control cabinets. The EFOY and EFOY Pro fuel cells can be used to charge an EFOY lithium battery or conventional lead-based battery in a trouble-free and environmentally friendly manner. An integrated smart battery management system (BMS) monitors the state of charge of the connected battery and, if necessary, recharges it fully automatically until it is full again.
Christian Böhm, Senior Vice President of SFC Energy AG: “We have already successfully cooperated with Auto AG Group on the H2Genset, our mobile and emission-free hydrogen generator for reliable and pollution-free power supply. We are now expanding this fruitful cooperation. We are pleased and convinced that Auto AG is exactly the right partner for the general distribution of our products in Switzerland. Auto AG’s distribution network is ideally positioned to offer end users the entire EFOY range for use in motor homes, yachts, in the mountains and industry.”
Marco Villiger, responsible for Corporate Development & Digitalization at Auto AG Group, added: “SFC’s EFOY fuel cells fit perfectly into our innovation strategy of alternative power generation. We are tapping into new potential for compact devices, such as for the more than 1,000 customers who entrust us with their motor homes for maintenance and service at all eight Auto AG Group locations. We can also target customers who want an environmentally friendly power supply for industrial applications. We are pleased to be able to fill this niche in the field of compact small appliances for professional and sustainable power generation and storage. With the EFOY fuel cell, we can now ideally cover the lower power range and have solutions from 40 watts to 500 kW on offer.”
Interested parties currently have the opportunity to get comprehensive information about SFC Energy’s EFOY fuel cells at the Suisse Caravan Salon starting today at the Auto AG booth in hall 1.2, booth F006. The Suisse Caravan Salon is Switzerland’s largest and most diverse trade fair for caravanning and camping and will be held in Bern from October 26 to 30, 2023.
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 65,000 fuel cells to date. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, Canada and India. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard and has been part of the selection index SDAX since 2022 (GSIN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).
At Auto AG Group, everything has revolved around the transportation of people and goods in private and public transport since 1918. Auto AG Group takes passengers to their destinations on schedule, safely and comfortably on its various bus routes. With the comprehensive range of IVECO, Fiat Professional, MAN, Citroen, Opel and Peugeot brand commercial vehicles, we have the right solution for every transport requirement and, together with our subsidiary GESER Fahrzeugbau AG, we offer complete solutions from a single source.