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Inexpensive Ethylene Monitor for Use with Perishable Commodities

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83618
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00140
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polestar Technologies Inc.
220-3 Reservoir Street Needham Heights, MA 02494-3133
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Inexpensive Ethylene Monitor for Use with Perishable Commodities
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $350,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase II effort is to be conducted to complete the development of a new ethylene monitor with a detection limit at or below critical levels for storage of perishable commodities. The research effort will help with the development of a new ethylene monitor for use with control systems to regulate ventilating and/or scrubbing of the atmosphere within storage and transport contains to minimize damage to perishable commodities during these operations. The proposed monitor could also be used in establishing optimal levels of ethylene during controlled de-greening of harvested fruits and vegetables.

Principal Investigator:

James A. Kane
Vice President
7814492284
jkane@polestartech.com

Business Contact:

Karen K. Carpenter
President
7814492284
kcarpenter@polestartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

POLESTAR TECHNOLOGIES INC
220 RESERVOIR ST STE 32 Needham Heights, MA 02494

EIN/Tax ID: 043203282
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No