The Challenge

Many business processes depend on an absolutely uninterruptible power supply and at the same time are critical for the company’s operations: be it server systems, emergency lighting or network infrastructure. Even with a stable power grid, interruptions due to construction work, malfunctions or maintenance can never be completely ruled out and must be safeguarded, because the costs of a power interruption would be enormous. This applies all the more in the area of cold storage, whose contents depend on constant ambient conditions. Disruptions to the power supply affect crucial business processes here and, in the worst case, force the operator to dispose of its stock.

Energy consumption

Example calculation of a cooling cabin: 25sqm, -15°C to 0 °C

Power [kW]Running time [h/day]
Base load Peak load2 3,522 2
Consumption per day (kWh)51

Current solution

Emergency generators step in precisely when the power supply fails. They are used in situations where a power failure could have serious consequences, such as in hospitals, factories, construction sites or natural disasters. Protecting cold storage facilities is also nothing new. Today, emergency generators are classically powered by fossil fuels, such as gasoline, natural gas or diesel. Increasingly, hybrid systems with battery storage are also being used. Diesel is the most popular fuel for use in backup generators. In addition to the CO2 emissions of fossil fuels, the acoustic emissions of the engines also argue for rapid replacement with new technologies.

The SIQENS solution

The SIQENS Ecoport 1500 is based on our patented fuel cell technology and can reliably bridge high permanent supply loads as an emergency power generator. In combination with a battery pack, it can also flexibly and quietly supply peak loads after the doors to the cold room have been opened. It is thus ideally suited to cover an interruption in the power supply during ongoing operation.

The SIQENS Ecoport obtains the hydrogen required for energy generation from liquid methanol: an energy carrier that is available globally at low cost – regardless of the expansion of the hydrogen infrastructure. You benefit from a clean, compact and quiet system – and incidentally make a contribution to the worldwide reduction of CO2 emissions. In short: a sustainable and economical solution that is up to the challenges of the 21st century.

The Ecoport provides long and reliable backup when the power fails. In contrast to the classic generator, it is not only climate-friendly but also low-maintenance and low-emission. Cold chambers remain cool, the goods remain durable and despite the power failure, the warehouse can be used as usual. This keeps your business processes running at all times.