Diesel generators are often used as emergency power generators. A diesel generator is a machine that combines an electrical generator with a diesel engine to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy.
In this process, the generator engine burns fossil fuels to convert the chemical energy contained in the fuel into mechanical energy. Said mechanical energy is used to drive the crankshaft in the generator, thus converting the mechanical energy into electrical energy. Disadvantage: During the operation of the generator, exhaust gases and emissions are released into the atmosphere, which increase the concentration of greenhouse gases and worsen the air quality in the environment.
We do not believe that diesel generators are a smart solution. Hydrogen-powered emergency generators would be better. Their advantages: Hydrogen-powered emergency generators do not emit greenhouse gases and toxins. They are also superior to their diesel-powered counterparts because hydrogen fuel cells can bridge a significantly longer period of emergency power operation. Especially in the event of a disaster, long phases of maximum energy self-sufficiency are essential.
Emergency power units are used in particular for critical infrastructures such as control and security systems, hospitals or server hubs. With its national hydrogen strategy, the German government has clearly committed itself to greener, more decentralised energy supply technologies in order to achieve climate protection goals – and hydrogen technology is one of them. SFC Energy is a global leader in this field.