Earlier this week, the X Prize Foundation announced the 10 finalists for its Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge. Over the course of the summer, these 10 machines will be put into a large tank in New Jersey and challenged to remove 2,500 barrels of oil a minute from the water. The winner will take home $1 million and will most likely be used the next time there is a massive oil spill. In the slides ahead, take a look at the machines that will be competing for the title of best oil sucker.
Slideshow Credits: 01 / Crucial; 02 / Elastec; 03 / Koseq; 04 / Lamor; 05 / NOFI; 06 / Oil Whale; 07 / Oil Shaver; 08 / PPR; 09 / VorTek; 10 / Voraxial;