CRUCIAL

Competition Results: 
Combined MEAN ORR Combined MEAN ORE CALM MEAN ORR CALM MEAN ORE WAVE MEAN ORR WAVE MEAN ORE
1888 71.3% 2149 79.7% 1626 62.8%

ORR = Oil recovery rate in gallons per minute
ORE = Oil recover efficiency in percentage of oil to water collected
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Team Leader Bio: 
Wally Landry has 32 years experience in design and manufacture of oil skimming systems and has provided systems to major oil companies and oil spill cooperatives worldwide.
Team Story: 

Wally Landry, Richard Forbes, Debbie Alberto and Jody Trapani all work for Crucial, Inc., a company started by Wally Landry in 1991. CRUCIAL, Inc. is a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of a full range of oil spill response and environmental control products and equipment. We entered this competition to share our new concept of containment and recovery of oil spills in order to prevent and/or control catastrophic events such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Team Quote: 
"In light of the recent events here in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon response, it is important that we investigate all avenues (both corporate and private) that might lead to more efficient containment and recovery of oil spills. The Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE is a unique method of stirring the creative processes to improve oil skimmer technology."
Team Leader: 
Wally Landry
Team Location: 
USA
Team Members: 
Richard Forbes
Debbie Alberto
Jody Trapani
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