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Interesting – X Prize winning oil skimmer developed in wake of BP spill

October 19, 2011

A breakthrough in oil cleanup technology allows crews to skim spilled oil off the water’s surface at a much faster rate. The new device wasn’t developed by Exxon, BP or any of the major oil companies — it’s the work of Elastec/American Marine, based in Illinois. And the design won the company a rich award from the X Prize Foundation.

The device is 2.5 times as fast as current technology and appears to be extremely simple in concept.

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