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Poland contracts for Morphic fuel cells

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The Polish navy has contracted Morphic Energy to deliver a fuel cell technology for integration into underwater crafts.

Sweden-based Morphic Energy announced it received a contract to deliver an unconventional, air independent propulsion-fuel cell system to the Polish navy.

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Officials say the AIP fuel cells "are driven by pure hydrogen gas and pure oxygen as opposed to a conventional fuel cell where oxygen is extracted from the air … (which) increases efficiency," a release said.

"The result of the development work is exciting," Martin Valfridsson, Morphic Technologies president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"We are broadening our existing product portfolio consisting of fuel cells mainly intended for civilian use with niche systems for military applications and are strengthening our position as a supplier of fuel cells. Today's initial order from the Polish Navy means that we now have a customer order for environmentally-friendly electricity generation for land, underwater and airborne applications."

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