SFC Energy AG, a leading international provider of stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions, will present its EMILY fuel cells at the AFCEA trade fair 2017 in Bonn in the FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH concept of "Future Mission Equipment for Specialized Vehicles".
This innovative concept introduces a modular approach for the use of state of-the-art systems in specialized, protected command vehicles. The modular approach enables ultra fast and flexible integration of the equipment in existing and new vehicle categories.
In the “Command Vehicle” equipment kit, SFC Energy’s EMILY fuel cell is responsible for supplying autonomous power to the electric and electronic on-board devices. These devices are continuously used for eight or more hours per day. Batteries alone cannot supply the required power.
The EMILY fuel cell will produce environmentally friendly power for the on-board systems without ever having to start the engine. Connected to the on-board battery the fuel cell recharges the battery on demand, fully automatically and without requiring any user intervention. In operation the fuel cell produces almost no noise or odor, it is virtually undetectable and emission-free.
“Off-grid power is extremely important even in vehicles, and in a parked vehicle there are many reasons why the engine should not be used for recharging the on-board battery”, explains Kay Dittloff, Project Manager for Vehicle Systems and R&D at FFG.
“Idling the engine promotes wear, pollutes the environment, and increases detectability. The environmentally friendly fuel cell eliminates all three problems. We have integrated it into our “Modular Equipment Kit” concept because we consider this technology to have an enormous potential in supplying off-grid power to defense and security systems.”
“We are proud to see our EMILY fuel cell being used increasingly in vehicle based applications in the defense and security industries”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.
“In addition to many technical advantages our fuel cell also offers major comfort improvements to its users in the vehicle: It is basically just as convenient as grid power. This is also the reason why our industrial fuel cell, EFOY Pro, too, is increasingly sold into official and industrial vehicle applications.”
Numerous international NATO and PfP defense organizations use SFC Energy fuel cell products. SFC fuel cell and accessory products carry a NATO stock number.
All SFC fuel cells and fuel cartridges are approved for air transport according to UN3473. Transport logistics for the fuel cartridges are much easier than for Li-ion batteries or Diesel.