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Oil Cleanup X Challenge: Winning Team Awarded $1 Million

Oil Cleanup X Challenge: Winning Team Awarded $1 Million

In the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 10 teams accepted a challenge to develop systems to clean crude oil on the ocean's surface at a rate of more than 2,500 gallons per minute.

The winning team of the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge, Elastec/American Marine, raised this number to an unprecedented 4,670 gallons per minute.

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