Over 50 % of this yearu2019s Minitransat boats use EFOY COMFORT fuel cell

In this year’s Minitransat regatta over 50 % of the registered boats have a fuel cell on board: 45 of the 84 registered boats use the popular power generator for providing environmentally friendly power to critical communication and navigation equipment and other devices on board, on demand and without any user intervention.

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, October 4, 2017 – The EFOY COMFORT fuel cell of SFC Energy AG, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, is made for winners. In this year’s Minitransat regatta over 50 % of the registered boats have a fuel cell on board: 45 of the 84 registered boats use the popular power generator for providing environmentally friendly power to critical communication and navigation equipment and other devices on board, on demand and without any user intervention.

“In single-handed sailing, any device the skipper does not have to operate and every kg less means a competitive edge”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “Our fuel cell is connected to the battery that supplies power to the devices. The fuel cell continuously monitors the battery’s charge state and recharges it on demand, fully automatically. The skipper does not have to do a thing, and yet he can always be sure that his devices will be reliably powered at any time.”

The required fuel cartridges are available from an EFOY retailer on site. For the seven to ten days on sea the boats require - in addition to the fuel cell - approx. 20 l of fuel at a weight of only approx. 16 kg. In this way the skippers can take along maximum power at minimum weight and volume. Fuel cartridges are available in 5 and 10 l sizes.

In 2017, the famous single-handed regatta celebrates its 40th anniversary. This year’s Minitransat started on October 1 in La Rochelle, France, and will cover altogether 4.500 nautical miles in two legs via Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Martinique in the Caribbean. Additional information on SFC Energy, the EFOY COMFORT fuel cell and the EFOY GO! power pack at www.sfc.com, www.efoy-comfort.com and www.efoy-go.com.

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

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

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