SFC Smart Fuel Cell launches Emily 2200 fuel cell

German-based SFC Smart Fuel Cell has unveiled its Emily 2200 fuel cell. The Emily 2200 direct methanol fuel cell is a long-lasting, reliable power supply for on- and off-vehicle defense applications. Integrated into tactical vehicles or in the field, the fuel cell operates as a ruggedized fuel cell power generator.

As an auxiliary power unit (APU) onboard military vehicles, the Emily 2200 fuel cell keeps vehicle batteries charged automatically, reliably, quietly and virtually emission-free. It delivers power for devices ranging from radios and other communication equipment to night-vision goggles, navigation devices and computers. In operation the unit is undetectable by sound or smell, and generates power almost imperceptibly – eliminating the need to start a vehicle’s engine to charge batteries.

Off-vehicle, the Emily 2200 provides power for mobile and stationary military applications. It is being used in unmanned applications as well as a field-based charging station for batteries. It also can be combined with other alternative power sources like solar or wind. The Emily 2200 continues to produce maintenance-free electrical power for several weeks.

For operation, the Emily uses a fuel cartridge; for example, a 10-liter cartridge weighing 8 kg (18 lb) has enough capacity for more than 10 kWh. This fuel cartridge is sufficient to power devices for more than 100 hours.

‘With the Emily 2200 we offer soldiers in the field a mobile, fuel-cell-based energy supply that guarantees reliable, lightweight and emission-free power, both on-vehicle and off-vehicle,’ says Dr Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell. ‘Due to its flexibility, the Emily 2200 makes an important contribution to the safety, effectiveness, higher mobility, and energy efficiency of soldiers on missions.’

SFC Smart Fuel Cell will demonstrate the Emily 2200 and its energy network at the 2009 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition, taking place in early October in Washington, DC.

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