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Invention of the Year

Every year, the editors of Popular Science put hundreds of inventions through a rigorous vetting process. In 2010 The ECO-Auger was awarded top honors for innovation and viability. The following is an excerpt from Popular Science Magazine’s 4th annual Inventions of the Year issue published in 2010. [You can read the entire article here.] An underwater energy extractor that doesn’t harm sea life By Rena Marie Pacella W....

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Winner of the…

Smart Product Innovations of Juno Beach Fl has been awarded the ConocoPhillips Energy Prize for their latest innovation, the ECO-Auger®, a hydrokinetic machine that converts moving water from river and ocean currents to renewable electric energy. Chosen as a one of five finalists from more than 150 proposals, the ECO-Auger team, led by Scott Anderson, was presented the award at a ceremony held at ConocoPhillips corporate offices in...

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Deploys near the water’s surface -
easy to install, easy to service

Until now, most hydrokinetic turbines were anchored to the bottom of rivers or tidal basins, requiring intensive labor and hardware – including scuba divers and underwater construction- for both installation and maintenance. The ECO-Auger eliminates the need for such intensive operations. Floating near the water’s surface, the ECO-Auger can be accessed easily for cleaning or service. Its support products include the ECO-Waka, a...

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One and a half billion people lack access to electricity

One and half billion people are still living in darkness. That’s the assessment of the World Health Organization (WHO), which also finds that three billion people — almost half of humanity — still rely on solid fuels. These statistics have real consequences, far beyond a simple lack of modern luxuries. As the WHO explains, “For those living in extreme poverty, a lack of access to energy services dramatically affects and undermines...

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