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A Decision Support System for Willow (Salix) to Improve Site Selection, Site…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
41777
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41777
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Highland Geographic, Inc.
1 Mill Street, D4 Burlington, VT 05401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: A Decision Support System for Willow (Salix) to Improve Site Selection, Site Management, and Lower Production Cost
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,960.00
 

Abstract:

50622-98-I A Decision Support System for Willow (Salix) to Improve Site Selection, Site Management, and Lower Production Cost--Highland Geographic, Inc., 1 Mill Street, D4, Burlington, VT 05401; (802) 652-9722 Mr. Darryl G. Murdock, Principal Investigator Mr. Darryl G. Murdock, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82591 Amount: $74,960 Improved methods for optimization of site selection and improvement of site management are needed for successful introduction of willow (Salix) as a commercial alternative biomass energy source. This project will develop a decision support system for detailed, site specific analysis and improve site management through precision agriculture techniques. Both concepts will be addressed through gradient analysis and will be supported by various geographic informationwill be technologies. Samples from existing, small-scale willow growth sites will be used to identify gradients for willow clones. Cost effective aerial imagery will be used to develop appropriate monitoring techniques. An initial decision support system will be developed for willow siting and subsequent monitoring. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: A system that allows closer-to-optimum selection of growth sites and improved methods for monitoring and managing planted crops will lower overall pesticide and herbicide use and will improve the viability of willow as an alternate energy crop._

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Darryl G. Murdock
Vice President & CEO
8026529722

Business Contact:

Mr. Darryl G. Murdock
Vice President & CEO
8026529722
Small Business Information at Submission:

Highland Geographic, Inc.
1 Mill Street, D4 Burlington, VT 05401

EIN/Tax ID: 161527325
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No