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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. Cost-Effective Biomass Conversion via an Online Carbohydrate Monitoring Device

    SBC: ADVANCED MICROLABS, LLC            Topic: 88

    Biomass is a renewable resource with high potential to achieve cost effective, reliable, and environmentally friendly energy to the American consumer, but yet is still deemed inefficient. First, current methodologies only allow conversion of cellulosic materials into biofuel, leaving energy-rich hemicellulosic material unutilized. Second, even though carbohydrate conversion is the focus of biomass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  2. Traceability of Shrimp Utilizing Trace Elemental Analysis

    SBC: APPLIED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: 85

    Globalization of our seafood supply, the lack of international standards, and the numerous reported instances of fraudulent labeling of seafood products has reduced consumer confidence in seafood across the country. In addition, concerns of this rampant mislabeling of seafood products, which could lead to seafood safety issues, have prompted many to look at traceability as a means to track seafood ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  3. Regenerable Ethylene Removal

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: 813

    Fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers are transported and stored in refrigerated containers. As the produce ripens, ethylene gas is produced, which further ripens the product and can lead to premature spoilage. Most fruits and vegetables emit ethylene gas which promotes ripening. Certain species, such as apples and bananas, produce more ethylene than others. Elevated ethylene levels can significant ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. Retrofit Emissions Control Technology for Agricultural Diesel Sources

    SBC: ELTRON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, INCORPORATED            Topic: 84

    Agricultural equipment powered using hydrocarbon fuels emit VOCs, CO, soot, particulates, and NOx. However, controlling and reducing these emissions can impose a heavy economic burden on farmers and the agricultural industry. For example, equipment powered by two cycle engines cannot economically employ catalytic converter technology for highway gasoline and diesel engines. Thus, economic control ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. Lipid-based ELISA test for detection of dairy cattle with Johne`s disease

    SBC: ECKSTEIN DIAGNOSTICS, INC.            Topic: 83

    Johne's disease (JD) is a significant problem in animal health, and this is underscored by its identification by the USDA as the most important infectious disease in ruminants and one of the priority diseases for 2009/2010. Infection with MAP usually occurs after birth and infected calves go through a short period with mild or no symptoms during which they shed the bacteria in feces. This short pe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of a BtBooster Synergist for Bt Transgenic Plants

    SBC: INSECTIGEN INC            Topic: 82

    Insecticidal efficacy is a major insecticide market driver. In 2004, InsectiGen, Inc. announced a scientific breakthrough, BtBooster, a new technology that enhances the performance of the leading biopesticide, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). Although extended efforts to improve Bt biopesticides have led to the discovery of over 250 cry genes, only a few are deployed in Bt plants. BtBooster is a pepti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. A Biogas-Tolerant Engine-Generator for Advanced Agricultural Waste Management Systems

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 811

    Anaerobic digesters are capable of producing methane-rich biogas from animal manure and also offer the advantages of controlling odors, reducing pathogens, and minimizing the environmental impact of the waste. The biogas produced from anaerobic digesters is a renewable, distributed source of energy that can be used to generate electricity to offset power consumption on farms. Unfortunately, biogas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. Desulfurization of Biogas Derived from Animal Manure

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 811

    Farms and dairies generate byproducts containing more than 2 quadrillion Btu of energy per year. This energy is either not used at all or used in old and inefficient processes. Particularly, the use of biogas generated from bio-waste in distributed fuel cell systems presents a realistic, near-term solution that can yield large energy efficiency improvements. However, the biogas often contains rela ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. Low-cost Removal of Dissolved Solids and Fermentation Inhibitors for Cellulosic Ethanol

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 81

    While significant progress has been made in the conversion of cellulosic biomass to fuel ethanol, it has not yet been commercialized on a wide-scale because a number of important technical problems remain unsolved. If these challenges can be overcome, cellulosic ethanol is much more promising as a renewable bio-fuel than corn ethanol because it produces a much greater net greenhouse gas (GHG) emis ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Coproduction of Peptic Fragments and Biofuels from Citrus Processing Waste

    SBC: RENEWABLE SPIRITS LLC            Topic: 88

    Pectin is, after cellulose, the second most abundant polymer on earth; but its level of utilization in industrial products is very low. High molecular weight pectin is used in food products where it suffers from stagnant markets and high production costs due to the use of organic solvents, low concentration of extracted pectin and generation of soluble sugar streams which burden the waste treatmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture

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