Revolutionary Oil Skimmer Nets $1 Million X Prize
By NPR on 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.