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Using a Novel Concentration Technology to Develop Products for Army Rations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-17-C-0071
Agency Tracking Number: A171-069-0044
Amount: $149,992.90
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-069
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-30
Small Business Information
555 Gardiner Rd
Dresden, ME 04342
United States
DUNS: 804419435
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Edie Johnston
 (207) 737-8717
Business Contact
 Edie Johnston
Phone: (207) 737-8717
Research Institution

This Phase I project seeks to establish the technical feasibility of developing a blended juice concentrate at a bench top level utilizing a novel hybrid membrane juice concentration technology. Antioxidant rich fruit juices are ideally suited for this concentration technology.The blended juice concentrate will be used as a base for food and beverage products developed with an emphasis on nutrients for improved readiness and recovery in combat situations, providing sustained energy, with optimized nutritional support, and will incorporate juices rich in targeted nutrients such as antioxidants to support enhanced energy and cognitive functioning, while providing overall immune system support. The concentrate will meet military requirements for extended shelf life stability, reduced water content and reduced volume while ensuring nutrient retention. In Phase II, the blended juice concentrate will become the base for three distinct individually packaged food items for operational rations to help support and sustain combat effectiveness for our nations Warfighters.

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