X Prize To Offer $3M For Gulf Cleanup Solutions The X Prize, which is awarded millions to high-flying or far-reaching developments like spacecraft, and ultra fuel-efficient vehicles, may devote some of its incentive money toward a more earthly dilemma. Speaking to a reporter a few weeks ago, an X Prize executive said his group will probably offer about $3 million in prize money for solutions to cleaning up shorelines and open waters that have been spoiled by the BP oil leak.
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X Prize To Offer $3M For Gulf Cleanup Solutions

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X Prize To Offer $3M For Gulf Cleanup Solutions

X Prize To Offer $3M For Gulf Cleanup Solutions

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The X Prize, which is awarded millions to high-flying or far-reaching developments like spacecraft, and ultra fuel-efficient vehicles, may devote some of its incentive money toward a more earthly dilemma. Speaking to a reporter a few weeks ago, an X Prize executive said his group will probably offer about $3 million in prize money for solutions to cleaning up shorelines and open waters that have been spoiled by the BP oil leak.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Now, our last word in business comes from the X Prize Foundation, best known for its prizes that reward things like private spacecraft or the ultra fuel-efficient vehicles we just heard about. Now, the X Prize Foundation may devote some of its incentive money to a more immediate problem.

Speaking to a reporter recently, an X Prize executive said his group may offer a few million dollars for solutions to cleaning up shores and waters spoiled by the BP oil leak. And there are plenty of potential contestants out there. Some 35,000 ideas have already been sent to BP and other groups.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

And I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

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