SFC Energy AG develops, produces, and distributes high efficiency environmentally friendly mobile and stationary power supply solutions for off-grid and on-grid applications. SFC’s hybrid solutions are based on methanol and hydrogen fuel cells and other technologies in North America, Germany, rest of Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Oil & Gas, Security & Industry, and Consumer.
Protonex, based in Massachusetts, USA designed and built portable power solutions for remote and mobile applications in the 100 to 1,000-watt power range for the commercial and defence markets addressing the power needs for a broad spectrum of applications such as field battery chargers, auxiliary power units (APUs) for silent watch, unmanned aerial vehicles, digital communication systems and intelligence gathering sensors. Protonex was sold to Ballard Power Systems in an acquisition by share swap in 2015.
UK based CPT offered a portfolio of low carbon powertrain related products at an advanced stage of development. These include “Cobra” an electronically controlled supercharger, “SpeedStart®” a stop-start system and “Tigers®” an exhaust energy recovery system. All products utilise switched reluctance electric motor technology delivering ‘micro-hybrid’ vehicle functionality. CPT was acquired by Federal Mogul in 2017.
Nasdaq and TSX listed, Ballard is a global leader in delivering zero-emission power generation products and services across several key market applications. The company develops and commercializes clean, reliable and high value power solutions in the following key markets: Stationary Power (e.g. Telecom power infrastructure), Motive Power (e.g. Materials Handling, Bus and Light Rail) and Portable Power, the latter addressing a spectrum of applications in the Defence and Commercial industries through the recent Protonex acquisition. Ballard also delivers Technology Solutions to resolve customers’ technical and business challenges. The company is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada with research and development, testing and manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Wal Low Carbon Technology is based in Hefei, Eastern China and develops and specializes in fuel/gas systems, hydrogen and new energy products that meet the six emission standards of China. Wal is an OEM supplier to more than 70% of the diesel engine companies in China and also supplies multi-national companies in Europe and the USA.
At the same time, Wal collaborates with Chinese engine OEMs to develop and design engines that comply with existing and future emissions limits.
Centec is a leading energy saving technology provider focusing on energy metering and energy services. The company is based in Qingdao, China. Centec’s main product is a heat allocation system that offers energy saving and energy management as a whole solution. These enable accurate data recording and efficient management of heat consumption by both utilities and customers. Centec is central in the strong push in China towards energy efficiency in buildings as the country pursues massive urban development projects. The company is highly regarded as the pioneer in this field and its technology can be applied to other utility management systems.
PEMEAS GmbH (“Pemeas”), based in Frankfurt Germany and New Jersey, USA, developed and supplied proprietary high temperature enabling components – membranes, MEAs, precious metal catalysts, electrode technologies – to the fuel cell industry for use in a wide range of applications such as portable and stationary power. The company was a spin-off from Hoechst/Celanese. PEMEAS was acquired by BASF in 2007.
Based in Frankfurt, Germany and founded in June 2013 through a spin-off from Allessa-Chemie, TouGas provides innovative specialty chemical materials solutions to the global oil and gas industry. Leveraging its unique technology platform, the company develops and commercialises tailor-made chemical solutions and services which address critical bottlenecks and reduce the environmental footprint in upstream applications such as well stimulation, water management and enhanced oil recovery – some of the fastest growing segments in the oilfield chemicals industry.
Cellex Power Systems, based in Vancouver, Canada, was sold to Plug Power in 2007. Cellex pioneered the deployment of fuel cell-based hybrid systems in the materials handling (forklift) vehicles, a sector where there was a strong pain in the market in the form of productivity, high Capex/Opex with incumbent battery and environmentally unfriendly diesel solutions. The Cellex solutions replaced batteries with fuel cells achieving significant productivity gains while lowering Capex and Opex. The Cellex solution currently forms an integral component of the Plug Power value proposition to customers in the materials handling sector.
Didi Chuxing, located in Beijing, is the largest data-driven and application driven transportation platform in China. It provides services including, taxi hailing, private car hailing, bicycle rental, Hitch (social ridesharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Test Drive, DiDi Car Rental and DiDi Enterprise Solutions to users via a smartphone application. Its investors include Tencent, Alibaba, Apple, and top tier financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds.
Conduit invested into the management and operations of world’s leading natural resource explorer centred on addressing water risks in key parts of the world. UK and France based, RTI Exploration is an innovation driven pioneer focused on solutions (WATEX) which identify previously unknown aquifers. The WATEX multi-layered solution is based on proprietary algorithms integrating satellite imagery, remote sensing, geomorphology and geophysics. RTI works with the private sector and governments with the intention of generating beneficial outcomes for businesses and the communities.
Blue World Technologies, based in Aalborg, Denmark is an advanced developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cell components and systems. The company is focused on the High-Temperature PEM-technology combined with methanol reforming. The combination ensures a simple system design with high conversion efficiency and compliance with automotive design requirements. The technology platform is specifically tailored to address lower power stationary applications and EV mobility. It provides advantageous alternative to the combustion engine: long range, fast refuelling, zero harmful emissions, and a low fuel cost.