Award Winner: FutureE receives Innovation Award of the state of Baden-Württemberg for its Jupiter fuel cell system

Beginning of December the German fuel cell specialist FutureE Fuel Cell Solutions GmbH, which was acquired by Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG (WKN A1MMHE) in June this year, has been awarded for their outstanding fuel cell systems for power supply.

Since 1985 the Innovation Award of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Dr. Rudolf Eberle-Award, is given to medium-sized companies from industry, trade and technological services. The price is awarded to product and process innovations as well as innovative technology-oriented services, which already demonstrated a first market success.

Dr. Henrik Colell, Executive Board member of Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG, said: "We are very proud of the integration of FutureE as a fuel cell specialist into our group, which could convince a jury of their system from over 60 applications in one of Europe's most innovative regions through technical progress, exceptional entrepreneurial performance and sustainable economic success."

The award went to the development of the Jupiter fuel cell system for emergency power supply. Especially during the operation of mobile phone networks or digital public radio communications, so-called critical infrastructures, the continuous availability of power is a must. Power outages can quickly have disastrous consequences. So far, large battery banks and diesel generators for emergency power supply were mostly used.

Bettina Drehmann, Mark-Uwe Osswald and Siegfried Limmer, founders of FutureE Fuel Cell Solutions GmbH received the award on 1 December 2014 in Ludwigsburg Palace and added:
"We are very happy and thank the jury for this prestigious award. Fuel cell systems are a reliable, environmentally friendly and, from an operational standpoint, a more cost-effective alternative. They are also ideal for use in combination with renewable energy carriers such as solar and wind. Due to the modular design of our Jupiter fuel cell systems they can be used anywhere as an environmentally friendly alternative. Among other things, they stand out thanks to their efficiency and zero emissions and are also low-maintenance and cheaper and quieter to upkeep."

After the successful market entry into the German telecommunications sector with clients such as Deutsche Telekom and E-Plus and in the BOS digital radio sector with the state of Brandenburg and other federal states, the FutureE technology could already prevail in China and Russia. With the integration into the energy solutions portfolio of the Heliocentris Group, further applications for the award-winning systems arise. In the near future they should be used as essential components in the own core business, the energy supply of mobile base stations with insufficient connection to the power grid, which will result in a significant market expansion.

About Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG
Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG is a leading technology provider of hybrid power solutions and managed power Services Company for energy efficiency solutions and services in the field of distributed power for global customers in the fields of information and communication technology, education and applied research. Heliocentris’ energy management systems creates intelligently controlled, reliable and high-efficiency hybrid energy solutions from diverse components such as batteries, photovoltaic modules, conventional diesel generators and fuel cells. The solutions reduce CO2 emissions by an average of more than 50% and operating costs by an average of more than 60% compared to conventional energy solutions for mobile telecommunications base stations. Heliocentris' fuel cell systems ensure best in class uninterrupted power supply to critical infrastructure such as tetra base stations, back-bone sites in mobile networks and server stations.  The Company employs around 170 people and is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Munich, Wendlingen Stuttgart, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Vancouver and Johannesburg. Heliocentris AG’s shares are traded in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the security identification number (A1MMHE). Further information is available at

About FutureE Fuel Cell Solutions GmbH
FutureE Fuel Cell Solutions GmbH is the leading supplier in the German-speaking area of stationary fuel cell applications for telecom and industry. The company is headquartered in Wendlingen near Stuttgart, a region with a long tradition of innovation in fuel cell technology. FutureE specializes in the design of customer-specific energy solutions and designs and manufactures innovative systems for uninterrupted power supply at maximum efficiency. „We create intelligent solutions for the responsible use of environmental resources“, says managing director Mark-Uwe Oßwald. FutureE stands as much for a future vision of the power industry as it has already achieved significant wins in present markets. Green energy by FutureE: Power. Unlimited.

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