Oleo Sponge - Argonne National Laboratory

Team Members 
Primary Investigator: Ed Berry
Entrepreneurial Lead: Kevin Burke
Industry Mentor: Rick Landuyt

Technology Description

Argonne National Laboratory researchers have invented a technology for recovering oil and other petroleum products from bodies of water that surpasses similar technologies that are currently on the market in several key aspects.Water contamination from oil and other petroleum products carries with it huge environmental, economic and health impacts. Argonne’s invention, known as Oleo Sponge, offers promise for dramatically improving our ability to combat this problem.