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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Sustainable Nitric Acid Production Using Non-thermal Plasma

    SBC: FLIGHT SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 84

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a new process for fixing nitrogen from air in the form of nitric acid using non-thermal atmospheric plasma with a heterogeneous catalyst. Reductions in the cost of producing nitric acid (in comparison with existing state-of-the-art processes) will lead to the reintroduction of well-established and tested methods for producing fer ...

    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. Developing elderberries as a specialty crop by supporting a growers` network and by conducting prototype development of nutraceu

    SBC: ELDERTIDE LLC            Topic: 812

    US federally funded research and international research is connecting elderberry (S. nigra and S. canadensis) to the treatment of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, AIDS, herpes simples virus HSV-1 and influenza types A and B. Many of these studies have focused on the presence of high levels of antioxidants present in the berries of these perennial shrubs. Today, consumers understand the important r ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. NE shellfish farming candidate: Factors regulating survial & growth of Arcitc surfclam & Mactromeris polynyma in experimental field studies

    SBC: Pemaquid Oyster Company, Inc.            Topic: 87

    The Arctic surfclam, Mactromeris polynyma, is a relatively large bivalve (75 - 125 mm) that is similar in appearance to the more common Atlantic surfclam, or hen clam, Spisula solidissima. Its major distinguishing feature, and one that makes it particularly appealing as a culture candidate for consumption in both domestic and Asian markets, is a purple foot and mantle that turns red when cooked, s ...

    SBIR Phase I 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. My Academic Plan

    SBC: SHW Enterprises            Topic: N/A

    My Academic Plan will be a web-based social-behavioral formative assessment intervention for eighth grade students. Students will take an initial online resiliency quiz and based on the responses the software will produce a personal plan across a series of dimensions. The intervention will be during class and will provide individualized tutorials. The intervention will include teacher professional ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
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