NOFI

Second Place $300,000 Winner
Competition Results: 
Combined MEAN ORR Combined MEAN ORE CALM MEAN ORR CALM MEAN ORE WAVE MEAN ORR WAVE MEAN ORE
2712 83% 2958 91.9% 2466 74.1%

ORR = Oil recovery rate in gallons per minute
ORE = Oil recover efficiency in percentage of oil to water collected
Full competition results available here

Team Leader Bio: 
Dag Nilsen has been R&D Manager of NOFI since 1994. Dag is the inventor of and project leader for a large number of product development processes including the Current Buster technology. He has several years of experience related to the design of North Sea oil platforms for major oil companies including experience with process and separation systems. Dag has worked as Senior Consultant within technical risk analysis and safety engineering. He is the father of three active boys. Dag has practical background as a fisherman, SF soldier, police officer and months with of field experience at the GOM spill. He spends the weekends hiking in the mountains, riding mountain bikes and playing with Telemark skis.
Team Story: 

We were informed by a US customer who thought the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE might be something that NOFI Current Buster systems would be interested in. The sky high demands for the oil recovery rate caught our interest, and although the competition seemed a tough challenge we decided to evaluate our chances. If the new system can deal with such amounts of oil in the test, it will certainly deal with most situations in real life spill situations.

Team Quote: 
"By challenging both the current spill recovery industry and external innovators with new ideas in an extreme head to head competition, the Wendy Smith Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE contribute significantly in developing and setting new standards with respect to the efficiency of future environmental spill recovery operations ensuring blue oceans for future generations."
Team Leader: 
Dag Nilsen
Team Location: 
Norway
Team Members: 
Øystein Woie, Senior Project Engineer
Tor Kristian Fagerheim, Senior Oil Spill Technician
Birgit Pedersen, Project Engineer
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