The Eco Auger™ was judged the best Creative, Scaleable, Sustainable, and Innovative concept that can be commercialized in the shortest time.
ECO-Auger™ is a hydrokinetic machine that converts moving water from river and ocean currents to renewable electric energy. Its hydraulic storage pressure compensation system guarantees constant energy output regardless of tidal current strength. Designed with tapered helical leads on each end rather than sharp edges, the machine does not impact marine wildlife.
The ConocoPhillips Energy Prize is a joint
initiative of ConocoPhillips and Penn State to recognize new ideas and original, actionable solutions that can help improve the way the nation develops and uses energy.