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Over 50 % of this year’s Minitransat boats use EFOY COMFORT fuel cell

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.”

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EFOY COMFORT on board of a World Record

Congratulations to Mikael Ryking and his co-skipper Irina Gracheva for their great achievement. The two monohull sailors sailed within 13 days, 5 hours and 19 minutes from Bermuda to Plymouth (2870 miles) with the EFOY COMFORT on board. World record!

"We are very pleased with the EFOY fuel cell. It simply runs smooth and silently and we didn't need to charge our batteries at any time with the diesel engine during the 2870 nautical miles passage that took us 13 days to complete. We had some seriously challenging weather with 45 knots of wind on average for three days in a row. The sea grows wild and we were knocked down with mast and sails in the sea at two occasions. But the EFOY fuel cell continued as before to deliver power to the onboard electronics. Amazing! This is part of the future.” Mikael Ryking, skipper of Talanta

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Successful participation at the OSTAR 2017

The winner of the OSTAR 2017 has been identified. We congratulate Andrea Mura to his great success and unique achievement as singlehanded yachtsman. He is one of only two skippers who has won two singlehanded transatlantic (OSTAR) races. The Trans-Atlantic Race OSTAR is an east-to-west yacht race across the North Atlantic. Every four years the OSTAR race starts from Plymouth to Rhode Island. Andrea Mura sailed with the EFOY COMFORT on board of his Vento di Sardegna. Congratulations to his great achievement!

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SFC Energy Announces the Addition of Gemeco Marine Accessories as a U.S. Marine Distributor of EFOY COMFORT Fuel Cells

SFC Energy AG today announced that it will partner with Gemeco Marine Accessories, Lake City, SC, USA, to serve as a marine distributor for the popular EFOY COMFORT fuel cells in the United States.

Gemeco Marine Accessories has been a specialist in marine products since 1980, serving marine electronics dealers, boat builders, and other marine industry professionals. The company is a leading wholesale distributor of marine products and will sell the full range of EFOY COMFORT fuel cells and fuel cartridges to customers in the Eastern and Midwest regions of the United States.

“Our appointment of Gemeco Marine Accessories as a U.S. distributor will help introduce and accelerate the adoption of an innovative solution to onboard power generation” says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “Widely recognized as marine technology experts dedicated to representing high quality manufacturers, Gemeco is an ideal partner to help us grow our brand in the U.S. market.”

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EFOY COMFORT fuel cell wins 2nd place in promobil reader survey

The EFOY COMFORT fuel cells of SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, have won an important award. The Company announced this today, on the opening of CMT caravanning fair, Stuttgart, Germany.

The readers of “promobil”, Europe’s biggest motor home magazine, have once again ranked the EFOY COMFORT fuel cell among their top 3 favorite brands in the magazine’s annual reader survey. This year, EFOY achieved the prestigious second place in the power generator category. Every year, the promobil reader survey honors the most popular motor home and accessory brands on the basis of a survey performed among the magazine’s readers. The results of the survey directly reflect the winning brands’ acceptance in the market.

“We are excited to be one of the top 3 power generators again this year, in this important reader survey”, says Björn Ledergerber, Vice President Consumer & Industry of SFC Energy. “This second place for us is wonderful feedback from the many happy EFOY fuel cell owners, who have been travelling with our products for many years.“

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EFOY COMFORT and EFOY GO! now available at Conrad Electronic

SFC Energy announces a sales partnership with Conrad Elektronic SE. In the framework of the partnership, Conrad will sell the off-grid power expert’s popular EFOY COMFORT fuel cells and mobile EFOY GO! power pack online at www.conrad.de as well as at all local Conrad shops.

“EFOY GO! ideally complements our high class product portfolio”, says Peter Kohl, Batteries & Chargers Product Expert at Conrad Electronic. “More and more electrical and electronic equipment is operated away from the grid. As a consequence, we have been experiencing a growing demand for lightweight, flexible outdoor power supplies. We are excited to include this innovative power pack in our portfolio.”

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SFC launches innovative myEFOY control via EFOY app

On the occasion of the EFOY fuel cell’s 10th anniversary, SFC Energy, launches the new myEFOY function of the EFOY app for easy control of the EFOY COMFORT fuel cell via smartphone or tablet at Caravan Salon Duesseldorf.

The app features a clear overview of important fuel cell, cartridge, and battery data on one single page. Additional technical information on fuel cell, cartridge and battery is presented and explained in detail on individual pages. Interesting statistical data, e.g. daily fuel consumption or average fuel cell operating time, is shown in clear symbols. The new app also features detailed visual and text explanations on how to exchange the fuel cartridge or what to do in case of malfunction.

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Our 3rd guided company tour in Brunnthal was a huge success

This year we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our brand EFOY. Therefore we organize free guided company tours on a regular basis.

Last week many visitors joined our 3rd free guided company tour at our production site in Brunnthal. Our visitors learned about the fuel cell’s construction and experienced life our strict product inspections to guarantee the high quality standards of our fuel cells.

You would like to see where our EFOY fuel cells are produced?

Next dates:

  • Friday, 7. Oct. 2016 (10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.)
  • Friday, 25. Nov. 2016 (10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.)
  • Take the chance and visit one of our last two guided company tours this year, regardless as to whether you come alone or in a group. We are looking forward to your visit.

    Register now!

    Gilles Lamiré is ready for the 9th Transat Québec Saint-Malo

    After his success at "the Transat Bakerly" Gilles Lamiré will do his best again to participate successfully in the 9th edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo. For empowering his two EFOY COMFORT 210 Gilles visited our dealer in Quebec to get his M10. Special thanks to Patrice from Boulet Lemelin and our Canadian partner Western Marine Company for their support!! Fair winds for Gilles and all the other sailors!

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    SFC guided company tour

    You would like to see where our EFOY fuel cells are produced? This year we’re celebrating our 10 year EFOY anniversary and would like invite you to join our free guided company tour at our production site in Brunnthal near Munich. We are looking forward to your visit regardless as to whether you come alone or in a group.

    What can you expect from our company tour?
    We will provide you with a comprehensive insight behind the scenes. After a little snack you will have a tour of our production line and R&D. Learn more about the fuel cell’s construction and experience the exciting tests the fuel cells pass through in order to reach our highest quality standards. Take the chance and to ask our EFOY team any questions you may have.

    Dates:

  • Tuesday, 10.05.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 15.07.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 07.10.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 25.11.16 – 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m.
  • We looking forward to your visit!

    Register now!