Efoy Comfort fuel cells powering Mini Transat

Efoy Comfort fuel cells The fuel cartridges are available in 5-litre and 10-litre sizes

More than 50% of boats taking part in the Mini Transat race are using SFC Energy’s Efoy Comfort fuel cells.

In this year’s regatta, 45 of the 84 registered boats are using the fuel cells as an off-grid power supply for their communication and navigation equipment.

“Our fuel cell is connected to the battery that supplies power to the devices. The fuel cell continuously monitors the battery’s charge state and recharges it on demand, fully automatically," explained Dr Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.

“The skipper does not have to do a thing and yet he can always be sure that his devices will be reliably powered at any time.”

The fuel cartridges are available in five litre and ten litre sizes. A 20-litre capacity cell weighs approximately 16kg.

The 6.5m long offshore racing boats taking part in the 40th anniversary single-handed regatta left La Rochelle, France on 1 October.

The 4.500 nautical mile race is taking place in two legs via Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Martinique in the Caribbean.

The first boats are expected to arrive at Martinique in mid-November.

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