Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Oil Spill Skimming Breakthrough

So the BP Gulf Oil Spill last summer inspired an X Prize for oil skimming with a target of 2,500 gallons recovered per minute.  The industry average is about 1,100 gallons per minute and the team from Elastec won $1 million when they nearly doubled the 2,500 gallon per minute target.

(via NPR)

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