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Ten Oil Sucking Machines Compete for $1.4 Million in X PRIZE Money

Ten Oil Sucking Machines Compete for $1.4 Million in X PRIZE Money

By Fast Company on May 24, 2011

The Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill made it very clear that while we have an amazing ability to get oil into the ocean, we have a much harder time getting it out. So X Prize launched the $1.4 million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge (a challenge is a truncated version of a normal X Prize) to inspire engineers to get oil out of seawater quickly and easily. The 10 finalists were announced today.

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