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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. Automation of Fish Net Pen Operations

    SBC: Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8114

    Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc. of Searsmont, Maine is proposing a NOAA Phase I SBIR feasibility study of an automated system for net pen manipulation to facilitate operations of proprietary AquaPodTM fish containment system. Automated manipulation of the AquaPodTM net pen will allow remote operation of mortality collection, cleaning, maintenance, inspection and harvesting operations. Human intera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Commerce
  2. Aquaculture: Disease Diagnostics and Control

    SBC: Maine BioTek, Inc.            Topic: 8111

    A Multivalent Bacterial Vaccine for Atlantic Cod

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Commerce
  3. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  10. Inexpensive Ethylene Monitor for Use with Perishable Commodities

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The exposure of perishable commodities to even modest levels of ethylene is known to significantly affect the quality and appearance of the product resulting in a reduction of shelf life and market value. A Phase I project is proposed which will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative, low cost ethylene monitor to be used to facilitate control of ethylene levels at or below biologically criti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

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