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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. Development of Novel Calcium Receptor Based Mineral Supplementation Technologies For Inland Shrimp Aquaculture

    SBC: VIRGINIA COBIA FARMS            Topic: 87

    Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of ionic composition of water and diets used in inland marine shrimp aquaculture. We propose to develop a feed and/or water additive approach to address this issue by using our knowledge of calcium-sensing receptors (CaSRs) in crustaceans and their roles in osmoregulation, nutrient sensing, and gowth. By supplementing diets with specific CaSR modulat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  3. Optimizing Inland Tank Based Recirculation Aquaculture Methods To Produce Cobia Under Reduced Water Salinity Conditions

    SBC: VIRGINIA COBIA FARMS            Topic: 87

    Virginia Cobia Farms Phase II USDA-SBIR grant is designed to assist our company at implementing discoveries made during our Phase research I into larger scale production where the process of cobia egg to market size fish production will be integrated into a single interlocking system. Building upon fundamentals established during Phase I, VCF proposes to investigate enhanced brood stock nutrition ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. Resequencing Microarray-based Diagnostic Assay for High Priority Swine Infectious Diseases

    SBC: TESSARAE, LLC            Topic: 83

    National swine health statistics indicate a growing death rate due to respiratory disease in both the nursery and grower/finished phases in swine (Swine 2006, APHIS, USDA). In 2006, veterinary diagnostic testing revealed that Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome was the most prevalent of the diagnosed diseases in breeding herd and nursery pigs (Swine 2006, APHIS, USDA). Additional disease ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. Modifying Lignin Structure in Poplar for Enhanced Biomass Conversion

    SBC: Edenspace Systems Corporation            Topic: 81

    For environmental and energy security purposes, the United States has established mandates for the production of cellulosic biofuels at a level of 100 million gallons in 2010, rising to 16 billion gallons by 2022. There has recently been significant interest in ensuring that the feedstocks for biofuel production be sustainable, and woody biomass has great potential to be. Forests have been shown t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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