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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. Evaluating subtidal and intertidal grow-out methods for cultured hard clams in eastern Maine: a series of manipulative field experiments

    SBC: LEACH, JESSE            Topic: N/A

    Egypt Bay Aquafarms and its non-profit aquaculture incubator/research partner, the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research & Education (DEI) seeks to determine the feasibility of developing effective methods to farm hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, subtidally in eastern Maine using hatchery-reared juveniles obtained from wild, local broodstock. Hard clams occur at very low densities from ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  2. New Crop Opportunity for Semiarid Dryland Production Systems

    SBC: BLUE SUN BIODIESEL LLC            Topic: N/A

    Situation More than 63% of the petroleum we need daily is imported, with steady increases projected. Our national security is threatened by this growing dependence on foreign oil, and we need to reverse the trend. A key segment of the nation's farmers in the Central High Plains region of the western U.S. (with access to nearly 6 million marginal dryland acres) can play an important role in this ef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. CycloForming of Crude Glycerol


    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), 68% of the petroleum oil consumed by the U.S. is used for transportation. Diesel fuel constitutes over 25% of the nation's total fuel use. The U.S. consumes 90,000 gallons of diesel fuel every 60 seconds, producing significant greenhouse gases in the process. The increased use of biofuels such as biodiesel benefits Americans by creating a n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of a Novel Feral Hog Toxicant

    SBC: GENESIS LABORATORIES, INC            Topic: N/A

    Feral hogs, European wild hogs, Russian wild hogs, wild boars, razorbacks, rooters, or hybrids of these are all names for the same species, Sus scrofa. Feral hog populations are spreading across the United States with little resistance from the private and public sector, causing considerable damage in their wake. We are suggesting control by a means not currently used in the United States, but has ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. "Intensive Commercial Rainbow Smelt Culture"

    SBC: HARMON BROOK FARM            Topic: N/A

    Commercial wild harvest of rainbow smelt populations is the principal source for supplying both the live bait and human consumption markets for this species. Unfortunately, populations of smelt have been in decline in the Northeast for decades and in 2004, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service listed rainbow smelt as a species of concern in the Gulf of Maine. It is inevitable that commercial and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Research and Development of Methods to Deliver Information from MyPyramid.Gov to People with Visual Disabilities

    SBC: IDET COMMUNICATION INC            Topic: N/A

    Obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and stroke are significant health concerns for Americans. The American diet, portion size, caloric intake, and activity levels all play a role in the extent of these health issues. To counter this growing problem, USDA has recently released new dietary guidelines, along with a completely new pyramid diagram to promote healthy food choices for all Americans ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Marketing Fresh Marine Shrimp in Niche Regional US Markets

    SBC: MAGNOLIA SHRIMP, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The major question in any startup business is whether profitability can be reached. While we have a very good projection of the costs of production, there is some uncertainty regarding what prices we can achieve for our product, since we will be able to provide the market with a fresh weekly product which is basically unavailable in today's market place, particularly for the Midwest markets far re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  8. Indoor Production of Marine Shrimp at an Inland Location

    SBC: MAGNOLIA SHRIMP, LLC            Topic: N/A

    With the continuing growth in the demand for shrimp and the ever-increasing reliance on imports to satisfy that demand, there is a tremendous and growing need for sustainable domestic sources of marine shrimp. Neither US wild harvest (~ 300 million lbs annually) nor the domestic outdoor pond-based farm-raised shrimp industry (8 million lbs annually) provides the solution, since these sources toget ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Lateral Field Excited Sensor Element for Saxitoxin in a Marine Environment

    SBC: Mainely Sensors, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant will demonstrate the feasibility of using a Lateral Field Excited (LFE) acoustic wave sensor platform coated with a selective chemical film for the rapid in situ detection of saxitoxin (STX). Shellfish containing STX, a product of a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) such as Red Tide, is one of the primary causes of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Lateral Field Excited Organophosphate Pesticide Sensor

    SBC: Mainely Sensors, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a novel lateral field excited (LFE) sensor for use as an organophosphate pesticide sensor. The technical objectives of the proposed project are: 1) to determine the selectivity to phosmet of the LFE sensor coated with polyepichlorohydrin and porous films; 2) to determine if the sensor is capable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture

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