“Our strength is our team. I know everyone says that, but in our case, it really is.”
Family is of the utmost importance to Martin Curtis, who has been married for close to forty years and has three grown children and five grandchildren. This focus on family is a value that Martin developed growing up as one of nine children in a Catholic family living in a small house in Peterborough, Ontario.
Aging, outdated control systems are a serious issue in many water/wastewater treatment facilities. Operators often struggle with obsolete equipment installed decades earlier because it’s compatible with old system code that’s too challenging to update.
Rob Dykman, General Manager – Coast Mountain Wireless, BC, Canada
“Communications can be quite a challenge on British Columbia‘s North Coast. In this mountainous region, the elements can take their toll on communications systems. With decades of service in this region, we‘re familiar with these unique challenges and using EFOY Pro Fuel Cells in a hybrid combination with solar, was the best eco-friendly solution to ensure year round up-time. We chose the solution because of its ability to work autonomously and reliably year round in harsh winter conditions with minimal refueling requirements.”
Gaétan Lavallière (P.Geo. Ph.D) Vice-Président, Cartier Resources Inc.
“We can finally stop worrying about our generator’s excessive wear, constant maintenance requirement, significant fuel consumption and the risk that it could break down at any moment. We can now refocus our energy on our drilling operations. It was also a relief to the ears of everyone working nearby when we finally shutdown the generator.”
Matthew Shupe, Senior Research Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
“During the expedition, we were only able to access our remote sites at infrequent intervals, but through remote monitoring we could ensure that operations were maintained at these sites. Importantly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our research vessel and all research personnel had to leave the sea ice for more than a month. During this time, the ProEnergyBox kept our systems continuously running during a very important time, allowing our ASFS to capture the important transition that occurs during the onset of the summer melt season.”
The story of SFC Energy Ltd.
Early in 2000, just after the Y2K scare and before the release of the first iPod, Smart Fuel Cell GmbH, a technology start-up from Brunnthal, Germany, became a pioneer in the commercialization of direct methanol fuel cells.
As a distributor and integrator, we ship out great products and solutions to our client partners every day. It’s satisfying to know that our expertise and exceptional products are a solution to a challenge for hard working clients. What’s even more gratifying is seeing how our partners put those products to use in their service offering.
“We chose the EFOY Pro Hybrid because it offered reliable remote power supply at a low cost. We’ve had a good experience with the EFOY Pro system — no problems so far. We appreciate the remote communication capability of the EFOY and the fact that it will automatically turn on to provide power when needed. I would recommend EFOY Pro, particularly for sites with high power intermittent loads.”
Shawn Lain – Field Operations Director, GlobaLogix, West Texas, USA
Tiger Woods once said, “I smile at obstacles.” It’s easy to imagine that Dustin Hullman does that too.
Dustin doesn’t shy away from a challenge. That’s apparent in both his personal and professional life. When he’s not at SIMARK working on business development opportunities for SFC EFOY fuel cells in the United States market, you’ll most likely find him on a golf course. Fortunately, he’s been able to keep busy with both despite the COVID-19 pandemic — and he does it all with a smile.
There’s no question: COVID-19 has resulted in massive changes to the way we live and work as individuals. Industry has also endured a tectonic-level shift and critical lessons in the way to approach operations going forward. Key among those lessons is the urgency for digital transformation in today’s industrial world.