20 years of fuel cell success - the pioneer celebrates its birthday

From start-up Smart Fuel Cell GmbH to international successful German Mittelstand provider of hybrid power solutions with hydrogen and methanol fuel cells +++ More than 45,000 fuel cells sold worldwide, a total of 6.5 million kWh of environmentally friendly electricity, saving 3,600 tons of CO2

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, August 31, 2020 – SFC Energy AG (F3C:DE, ISIN: DE0007568578), celebrates its birthday: The company has been developing and marketing fuel cells for 20 years – worldwide. An unprecedented success story, which began as a start-up with direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) and to this day has been developed into an internationally operating innovation driver for off-grid, clean hybrid power solutions with hydrogen and methanol fuel cells. Acquisitions in the Netherlands and Canada have massively increased the company's expertise in power electronics, power management & product integration and created market access in North America. Whether it is flexible DMFC fuel cells for off-grid power supply of motor homes or powerful hydrogen fuel cells as emergency power generators for critical infrastructures: As a pioneer, SFC Energy is always a competent partner for numerous user industries.

20 years of SFC Energy means 20 years of passion in the service of clean and green energy. Started as Smart Fuel Cell GmbH, the Company has sold more than 45,000 fuel cells worldwide to date. In total, the units clock up more than 100 million operating hours – and the trend is rising dynamically. As off-grid power sources, they are used in a wide range of applications in the fields of Clean Energy & Mobility, Defense & Security and Oil & Gas.

Savings with SFC fuel cells correspond to 3,600 flights to New York

Moreover, since the company's founding, fuel cells by SFC Energy have produced more than 6.5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of environmentally friendly energy. Compared to diesel generators used for off-grid applications, SFC solutions have so far saved more than 3,600 tons of climate-damaging CO2. This corresponds to about 3,600 transatlantic flights from Munich to New York or more than 2,400 one-week trips on a cruise ship.

Numerous applications are only made possible by SFC products. Because they combine all advantages such as self-sufficiency from the conventional power grid, weather resistance, robustness, environmental friendliness, hybridization, and automation flexibility in a single low-maintenance system. This turns the fuel cell into the energy source of the future.*

Powerful alternative – quieter than the chirping of birds

SFC Energy continues to drive development forward. With the EFOY JUPITER hydrogen fuel cell SFC provides answers to questions about energy concepts with high-performance requirements. The EFOY JUPITER is already securing emergency power supply in communication systems. All in all, it provides reliable and durable energy – without harmful emissions. And it operates extremely quietly. Less than 46 dBA noise emissions make the EFOY JUPITER not only quieter than a conventional diesel generator (80 dBA), but also quieter than the chirping of birds (50 dBA). This demonstrates its superiority and has the potential to literally become the key technology for further applications and a greener future.**

"In the past 20 years not only our SFC Energy has grown, but also the awareness for sustainable energy sources in business and society. We are happy and proud to have shaped this growth process with our products and will continue to make our contribution to a sustainable world with the same passion," says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG.

SFC fuel cells such as the EFOY, EFOY Pro, EMILY, JENNY and JUPITER enjoy a high level of international recognition and trust. Numerous industry and governmental organizations use products made by SFC Energy worldwide. In the consumer market, EFOY fuel cells by SFC Energy regularly win important prizes, among others for their use in motor homes and boats.

Further information on fuel cell solutions by SFC Energy for Clean Energy & Mobility, Defense & Security, Oil & Gas and Industry is available at sfc.com .

*= Calculations based on myclimate.org
**= Data based on tabelle.info/schallpegel_laermpegel.html

About SFC Energy AG

SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary, portable 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, and has operating subsidiaries in Canada, India, the Netherlands, Romania, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. 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).

SFC Contact

Marc Bächle
Tel: +49 89 125 09 03-32
Web: sfc.com

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Susan Hoffmeister
Tel. +49 89 125 09 03-33
Web: sfc.com


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