The Ocean Exchange is pleased to announce the two winners of the Ocean Exchange 2015 awards. The awards were given during the awards dinner at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The two winners were chosen from the top 10 finalists who were announced late in September. Both awards include a $100,000 prize from worldwide sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

This year’s Gulfstream Navigator Award 2015 of $100,000 was given to the Zero Blade Wind Energy Converter by Saphon Energy of Tunisia, and the WWL Orcelle® 2015 Award of $100,000 has been awarded to concept of Energy Efficient Low Emission Ignition by Transient Plasma Systems of California.

Transient Plasma Systems has developed an energy efficient, low emission ignition solution for automotive and truck manufacturers and engine producers.

WWL’s President for Atlantic, Ray Fitzgerald congratulated the winner: “Transient Plasma Systems has developed an energy efficient, low emission plasma ignition technology that can help shipping reduce NOX emissions as well as improve fuel efficiency in any combustion engine. It’s a technology that can have major impact on human health and the environment; a very fitting winner of the Orcelle Award.”

Saphon Energy has developed breakthrough innovation in wind energy named "The Saphonian", the zero-blade wind energy converter.   The Saphonian is a radical new way to generate efficient, cost-effective and sustainable green energy.  It is radically different from conventional bladed turbines as it is bladeless and does not rotate.

"It is fitting that the winner of the Gulfstream Navigator Award is inspired by sailing, which connected the world early on with the help of innovations in navigation," said Ira Berman, senior vice president, Administration, and general counsel, Gulfstream. "The Saphonian's ability to capture wind energy in such an efficient way presents another unique opportunity to produce green energy and conserve resources for future generations. We congratulate Saphon Energy on this accomplishment."

Both solutions reduce the use of natural resources and waste and increase productivity and economic well-being.


About the Ocean Exchange

Founded in 2010, The Ocean Exchange is the intersection where organizations from around the world advance and promote their cutting edge solutions and innovations in materials, devices, processes, and systems.   We have created the knowledge-based catalyst for organizations to achieve their sustainability goals. By connecting innovators and organizations, The Ocean Exchange empowers the successful application of solutions for the greater good.

About Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,400 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G150TM, the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G450TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft SalesTM. The company employs more than 16,000 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos at

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