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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: N/A

    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
  4. Hybrid Seed Production Techniques for Cucurbita pepo in Organic Agricultural Systems

    SBC: High Mowing Organic Seeds, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "Expanding demand for organic produce is driving a need for larger quantities of commercially-available organic seed. Concomitantly, organic producers wish to have the superior qualities realizable in first-generation (F1) hybrids for many crops. This SBIR project seeks to develop a cost-effective, commercial-scale process for producing organically-suitable F1 hybrid seed. In Phase I High Mowing S ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  5. 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
  6. Process For Converting the Low Value Glycerol Co-Product from Biodiesel Production Into High Value Polyglycerol

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will develop and evaluate a new process for converting glycerol (the by-product of biodiesel production) into a higher value product, polyglycerols. Polyglycerols are non-toxic and can be used as environmentally friendly plasticizers in biodegradable plastics, and also in lubricants or as additives in food and cosmetics. Biodiesel production processes generate about 9% glycerol by vol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. Reducing the Impact of Bovine Mastitis with a Novel Modified Chitosan Administered at Dry Off

    SBC: SLI, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Mastitis results in approximately a $200 per cow economic loss in the United State dairy industry. Mastitis is almost always caused by bacteria entering the mammary gland via the teat canal. Contagious pathogens are transmitted from cow to cow during milking. Environmental pathogens, as the name indicates, are present in the environment and usually enter the udder through the teat canal through th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  8. Mechanized in vivo Production of Entomopathogenic Nematodes: Expanding Biocontrol Utility

    SBC: Southeastern Insectaries, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Due to environmental and regulatory concerns, research and development of non-chemical alternatives for pest suppression is necessary. Entomopathogenic nematodes are environmentally friendly biocontrol agents that can suppress a wide variety of economically important insect pests including white grubs, root weevils, and clearwing moth borers. Commercialization of these nematodes, however, has not ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  9. Comparison between species-selective rodenticides to determine superior performance in rat control, absence of nontarget risk, and...

    SBC: Staron, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The ubiquitous rat (Rattus sp.) is considered to be the most destructive mammalian species in the world. The economic impact directly associated with rats includes damage to agricultural crops and stored grains estimated at 20 billion annually in the United States alone (Danoff-Burg 2002). Rats also carry a variety of serious diseases that cause health problems for the entire community, especiall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  10. Reducing in-transit losses in swine by modification of electrolyte balance prior to transportation

    SBC: Anderson Associates LLC            Topic: N/A

    Over the past 15 years the incidence of in-transit losses in swine during transportation to slaughter has tripled. These losses (non-ambulatory and dead animals) are associated with the rapid accumulation of lactic acid in blood and the development of metabolic acidosis in transport-stressed swine. Modification of dietary electrolyte balance prior to handling in a laboratory trial significantly re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

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