Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO, SFC ENERGYDr. Peter Podesser, CEO
Most industry thought leaders are now aware of the energy sector’s shift towards a ‘hydrogen economy.’ It refers to the idea of transforming our existing hydrocarbon-based energy infrastructure—from static power generation to a full range of transportation applications— to run on hydrogen in order to cut carbon and carbon dioxide emissions. While hydrogen economy is not a new buzzword in the global industries, the worldwide push towards decarbonisation—along with developments in existing technologies— have bolstered the concept of hydrogen economy much deeper in the public consciousness. Interestingly, the company that is pushing the envelope for this anticipated hydrogen economy one notch higher is SFC Energy.

The company specialises in hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. As a technology leader in the field of direct methanol fuel cells, SFC is synonymous with eco-friendly power generation and attaches great importance to the resource-sparing development of its products, as well as responsible recycling. Through its clean energy and clean power management business segments, the company distributes its award-winning products worldwide and has sold more than 50,000 fuel cells to date.

Hydrogen and fuel cells are core technologies for achieving our climate targets. We offer highly efficient and climate-friendly energy solutions from a single source to our customers as a replacement for conventional generators,” says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.


“Hydrogen and fuel cells are core technologies for achieving our climate targets. We offer highly efficient and climate-friendly energy solutions from a single source to our customers as a replacement for conventional generators,” says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.

Notably, SFC has recently released the new generation of its successful EFOY Hydrogen Fuel Cell 2.5 for professional users and industrial applications. With the EFOY Hydrogen Fuel Cell 2.5, SFC delivers a modular hydrogen fuel cell solution that meets the highest demands of professional users. The EFOY Hydrogen 2.5 power solution combines a reliable, powerful and environment-friendly form of power generation with the highest possible connectivity and ease of use.
And as an emission-free replacement for diesel generators, the EFOY Hydrogen Fuel Cell 2.5 offers an innovative solution to a wide range of user industries that can be easily adapted to any application.

Thanks to a wide power range from 2.5 to 50 kilowatts (kW), EFOY Hydrogen 2.5 addresses a large and steadily growing number of customers. Whether it is for mobile communications infrastructure, smart traffic applications, or emergency power supply for critical infrastructures, it delivers reliable, powerful and uninterrupted climate-neutral energy. Compared to a conventional diesel generator, for example, a 5 kW hydrogen fuel cell energy solution saves up to 45.6 tons of CO2 based on an assumed annual demand of 43,800 kilowatt-hours (kWh). This corresponds to the driving performance of a diesel-powered car for about 250,000 kilometres. “The new EFOY Hydrogen Fuel Cell 2.5 massively expands our performance spectrum upwards. Many years of deep know-how in engineering have gone into this future technology,” states Podesser. He further adds that the series production of the new EFOY Hydrogen energy solution is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2021.
  • SFC is synonymous with eco-friendly power generation and attaches great importance to the resource-sparing development of its products, as well as responsible recycling.


Moving towards a zero-emission future with EFOY Hydrogen 2.5, SFC is now poised to further evolve its technology leadership for mobile and off-grid energy solutions. “With the common goal of a low-carbon society and long-term climate neutrality firmly in mind, we want to and will make our contribution as one of the global pioneers of the upcoming hydrogen economy,” concludes Podesser.