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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Decontamination of Flower Bulbs using Atmospheric Plasma

    SBC: Atmospheric Glow Technologies            Topic: N/A

    "The United States floriculture industry reached a total of $5.6 billion in domestic consumption in 2002 with an additional $111 million in exports. As the industry continues to move towards mechanized harvesting in order to increase production, the potential for bulb injury and resulting fungal infection has increased, as well. Current chemical methods to reduce fungal infection are often costly, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  2. Early Detection of Spoilage in Stored Grain

    SBC: BinTech, LLLP            Topic: N/A

    Millions of dollars are lost worldwide due to insect and fungi caused spoilage in stored grain. We propose to develop new technology for early detection that takes advantage of the fact that small amounts of spoilage cause significant increases in CO2 concentration throughout the grain mass and storage structure. The new sensor will be designed for placement in stored grain structures to continuou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  3. An Integrated Fermentation-Ultrafiltration Process for the Production of Xanthan Gum from Whey Lactose


    The goal of this project is to develop an integrated fermentation-ultrafiltration process for economical production of xanthan gum from glucose and galactose present in a waste sugar stream from a galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) production process. There are -80 billion lbs of cheese whey generated annually in the dairy industry and much of this byproduct has no economical use at the present time a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  4. Creation of Cost Competitive Biodegradable Films from Renewable Resources for Agriculture

    SBC: Danimer Scientific, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Plasticulture describes the use of plastics in agriculture, and encompasses a variety of materials including agricultural mulch film. Plasticulture enables farmers to extend both the growing season and the land area that can be used for profitable crop production. The disadvantage is that removal and disposal of polyolefin plastics is required after harvest. The objective of this project is to dev ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  5. Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations


    This Phase II program will produce a sensitive, reliable and cost-effective monitor for ammonia emissions in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs have become a major form of animal production. There is increased concern over emissions from confinements houses and health effects on workers and animals. The CAFO industry needs reliable monitoring solutions to support manure management a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  6. Performance Increase of Solar Energy Devices Through Use of Anti-Reflection/Anti-Soiling Films

    SBC: Innovative Thin Films, LLC            Topic: N/A

    "Cost is the main factor that prevents Photovoltaics (PV) from widespread use. One way to lower costs and compete with conventional energy sources is to improve upon the operating performance of the PV module or solar thermal collector. There are many factors that can adversely affect performance such as the accumulation of dust. Studies have shown that soiling of a PV module can reduce output by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. BtBooster as a Biopesticide Potentiator

    SBC: INSECTIGEN INC            Topic: N/A

    Insecticidal efficacy is a major insecticide market driver. In 2004, InsectiGen" announced a scientific breakthrough, BtBooster", a new technology that enhances the performance of the leading biopesticide, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). BtBooster" is a peptide obtained from a cadherin-like protein of Manduca sexta (tobacco hornworm) and has no known or predicted toxicity to living organisms. It has ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Business Model for Productive Successful Aging in Place in Rural Maine

    SBC: Lilliana Jodoin-Reitman, DBA Global Wellness            Topic: N/A

    By 2020, fully one quarter of Americans will be over 60. Some 77 million Baby Boomers ages 42 to 60 are just beginning to face this critical juncture in their lives. In Maine, the oldest state in the nation, some people, due to lack of planning, may leave their homes and enter assisted living facilities or nursing homes at a huge economic and social cost to themselves, their heirs and public resou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  9. Cost Effective Microalgae Production for Aquaculture

    SBC: MOOK SEA FARMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The high cost of producing microalgae as food for bivalves constrains the size to which large quantities of bivalve seed can be grown in controlled hatchery conditions prior to transfer into a nursery. Larger hatchery seed translates to larger juveniles planted in the fall, and dramatically improves yields at harvest. Based on preliminary bench-top studies conducted by Mook Sea Farm, the SBIR Phas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

    SBC: Pemaquid Oyster Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Biofouling is a costly and serious problem for all types of aquaculture and with certain types of shellfish, culture is highly vulnerable. Fouling organisms not only clog gear, stopping water flow and food delivery, they can also settle and grow on the cultured organisms themselves, causing reduced growth rates, decreased product quality and mortality. In response to increasing problems with biofo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

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