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DuPont and SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG to Provide Portable Fuel Cell System for U.S.
Lightweight M-25 Fuel Cell Delivers Reliable Power to Soldiers in the Field
WILMINGTON, Del., and BRUNNTHAL, Germany, July 30, 2009 – DuPont and SFC
Smart Fuel Cell AG today announced that they have received a follow-up order
from the U.S. Army for the development of the M-25 fuel cell - a small, lightweight,
portable power supply that can extend soldier mission times to 72 hours or more.
The project cost is approximately $3 million.
The M-25 is part of an integrated body-worn power source that can be carried by
the soldier that combines DuPont’s direct methanol technology with SFC’s com-
mercially proven fuel cell systems, products and integration expertise. Enabling a
significant weight reduction when compared to conventional battery systems for
multi-day missions, the M-25’s standard design, when worn by soldiers in the field
for extended missions, is up to 80 percent lighter than conventional power sources,
yet capable of powering a wide range of soldier equipment. In addition to its light
weight for powering digital communication and navigation equipment, the M-25
delivers quiet and continuous energy, and offers independent standalone functions
such as remote area battery charging and power.
SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
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Podesser (CEO), Dr. Jens Mueller
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The agreement is the latest step in the M-25 program, which was awarded $1 mil-
lion by the U.S. Department of Defense Wearable Power Prize in October 2008.
“This technology is a decisive advantage and DuPont is proud to partner again with
SFC to address the need for lightweight, long endurance power system for sol-
diers,” said John D. Colven, global business manager – DuPont Fuel Cells. “The in-
tegration of our membrane electrode assembly technology within SFC direct
methanol fuel cell systems will further the success of fuel cell power solutions in
“The new U.S. Army order reconfirms the success of our cooperation, and DuPont’s
and SFC’s expertise in integrating the latest technologies into solutions with supe-
rior user benefits for our customers,” said Peter Podesser, CEO – SFC Smart Fuel
Cell AG. “Based on this, there is a significant potential for portable and vehicle-
based autonomous power applications that require full systems solutions combin-
ing fuel cells and batteries as a system. Fuel-efficient, lightweight, silent and emis-
sion-free power sources are a unique way to achieve customer requirements and
ultimate customer satisfaction.”
About SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
SFC Smart Fuel Cell is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power
applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets. As one of Germany’s
technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. SFC has alliances with
leading companies in a wide range of industries. Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers,
who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects,
SFC has shipped over 14,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users
for five years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN
ISO 9001:2000 certified. SFC is based in Brunnthal, Germany, and has a U.S. sales and
technical service office in Atlanta.
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SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
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