SFC Energy starts production of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells in India

SFC Energy has launched the manufacturing of hydrogen and methanol fuel cells at its New Delhi/Gurgaon site in India, in the presence of Federal Minister Dr. Robert Habeck. Together with its Indian partner FCTecNrgy, the production facility was built and handed over in just six months.

The mobile and stationary fuel cell solutions manufactured in the new factory produce clean electricity based on hydrogen and methanol. SFC’s customers in India already include public sector clients and civilian users of clean hydrogen- and methanol-based power where grid supply is not available or not stable enough. Most recently, the company booked major orders worth EUR 33 million for fuel cell-based energy supply for the Indian armed forces. Other current major projects include the planned replacement of diesel generators at Indian Railway and Border Roads Directorate as well as various smart city projects.

“As a technology leader with the experience of more than 65,000 fuel cells installed worldwide, SFC Energy is a perfect partner to support the Indian government in its ambitious goals towards a sustainable and climate-friendly energy supply, said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy. “With the start of manufacturing at the new site in Delhi, we fulfill the ‘Make in India’ requirements as well as the ‘National Green Hydrogen Mission’ and benefit from our long-standing presence and partnership in this growth market. As the world’s most populous country, India is the market with the highest growth dynamics in Asia for this technology, which can contribute not only to climate protection but also to air improvement. Demand is clearly exceeding our expectations. In the medium term, the aim is also to make green hydrogen and green methanol available on a decentralised basis.”

The new manufacturing and sales site, which measures 35,000 ft2, will employ up to 100 people in the first phase. The expansion of the production will take place in several steps. The investment volume over the coming years is up to EUR 10 million. In the medium term, the facility is expected to generate annual sales of around EUR 100 million.

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