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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 June, 2020.

  1. Development of Non-Toxic BPA-Free Phytochemical Resins for Coating & Packaging Applications

    SBC: VENTANA RESEARCH CORPORATION            Topic: 88

    A burgeoning need exists for less toxic plastic packaging resins in society today. Current concerns about chronic human exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) epoxy resins commonly employed as corrosion resistant liners within canned food container interiors has driven the need to explore alternative, less toxic polymer barrier can liner materials. This effort will focus upon evaluating novel alternative l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  2. Improved Soybean Feed for Use in Aquaculture

    SBC: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Soybean meal has long been a critical input for animal feed in monogastric animals (such as chickens and pigs) as it provides an ideal protein profile to promote healthy, rapid animal growth at a competitive price. More recently, aquaculture, the fastest growing commercial animal protein segment, has sought to take advantage of the protein and cost advantages of soybean meal as an affordable prote ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  3. Reducing Cost, Improving Efficiency and Safety of Farming Crickets as Food Ingredients

    SBC: ALL THINGS BUGS LLC            Topic: 812

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. The use of acousto-ultrasonics to determine the quality of the brazing and grinding of carbide tipped cutting tools

    SBC: S.T.S., INC.            Topic: 81

    Thin saws, although more difficult to manufacture and use, conserve valuable wood fiber resources and make the users of these thin saws more competitive globally. As such, thinner sawblades are growing in popularity in spite of the "challenges" associated with their manufacture and use. Three of those challengers revolve around brazing tips into thinner sawblades1) Because the steel is thinner, le ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. Sustainable Indoor growing System (SIGS) for the production of grafted vegetable plants

    SBC: Grafted Growers, LLC.            Topic: 813

    Current Problem & Importance of Solution Vegetable field growers are constantly faced with soil borne disease pressure that significantly reduces crop yields and profitability, limits the amount of quality vegetables in the stores, and increases the price of fresh produce. To solve the problem large vegetable growers treated their fields with an ozone depleting fumigant, methylbromide, which contr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. Biological feedback control of LED grow lights

    SBC: PhytoSynthetix            Topic: 813

    In controlled environment agricultural (CEA) systems (greenhouses and indoor plant production facilities) light is the most energy consuming, and yet the least controlled, input factor for plant growth. Plants can dissipate up to 80% of the absorbed light energy as heat through physiological protective mechanisms (non photochemical quenching) and this light cannot be used for plant growth. Light e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Novel, Allergen Specific, Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Use in Laboratory and Inline Food Process Monitoring Applications

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 85

    The emerging challenges associated with human exposure to food allergens have fueled an urgent need for development of novel detection and sensing systems. Food industries, regulatory agencies, and allergy suffers require the ability to quickly test and continuously monitor in-situ for specific allergens and/or food contaminants in food and food processes.Film that adhere specifically to nut aller ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Low-Cost Pathogen Detection System for Food Safety

    SBC: Access Sensor Technologies LLC            Topic: 85

    Food safety is a global problem, which costs the world billions of dollars and over a million lives annually. Access Sensor Technologies proposes to develop a rapid, low-cost, easy to use system for the measurement of food borne pathogens. The proposed kit builds off of patent-pending technology that will deliver exceptional ease-of-use as well as performance metrics (time, cost, labor) exceeding ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Regenerable Sorbent for Deep Desulfurization of Alpha Pinene

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 81

    Crude Sulfated Turpentine (CST) is a by-product of the Kraft wood pulping process, and its derivatives (e.g., terpenes such as alpha pinene) are used as fragrances in commercial products ranging from cosmetics to detergents. They can also be, and are, catalytically transformed into valuable chemicals by hydrogenation, oxidation and isomerization reactions. However, turpentine and its derivatives c ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. Use of Tubular Media to Enhance Volumetric Nitrification Rates

    SBC: AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1995 Department of Agriculture
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