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Fuel cell technology pioneered in Md.

A collaborative effort between a private Maryland-based company and a University of Maryland researcher is working to develop fuel cells to provide electricity to businesses, homes and eventually automobiles at about one-tenth the cost and one-tenth the size of current commercial fuel cell systems.

According to a university announcement, the fuel cells are based on patented technology developed by Eric Waschsman, director of the Energy Research Center in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The technology is being commercialized by Redox Power Systems LLC, of Fulton.

Redox plans to release its first device, called “The Cube,” in 2014.