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L3 Open Water Power’s technology harnesses the significant electrochemical energy stored in aluminum metal. While a variety of technical hurdles have traditionally made this energy difficult to access, our proprietary and patent-pending technology overcomes these issues. In addition to improved energy densities, the aluminum-water chemistry is inherently safer and more stable than many other battery and fuel cell chemistries typically found in maritime use. Prior to activation our systems are chemically inert, with no risk of explosion and a virtually unlimited shelf life. Once our systems are activated with water, their safety profile is similar to that of household alkaline batteries. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division recently conducted preliminary safety testing of some of our cells and found them to be inert over a range of abusive conditions that would typically cause lithium-ion and even silver-zinc batteries to fail dangerously. The public-release report of their testing is available here; a summary of results can be found on Slide #12.