Oil Gulping Sea Monster!

The Oil Cleaning Guard is designed to contain and prevent the spread of oil while simultaneously cleaning it up. It even signals avians and fish to stay away with a series of light beams. Although it’s not very clear on how it works, the designers say the system performs a filtration process onsite by separating the oil from the water.

Oil Cleaning Guard has won the Lotus Prize this year.

Designers: Hu Tingting, Li Ran, Zhao Xiaoyang & Zhu Yi