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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. Automation of Fish Net Pen Operations

    SBC: Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8114

    Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc. of Searsmont, Maine is proposing a NOAA Phase I SBIR feasibility study of an automated system for net pen manipulation to facilitate operations of proprietary AquaPodTM fish containment system. Automated manipulation of the AquaPodTM net pen will allow remote operation of mortality collection, cleaning, maintenance, inspection and harvesting operations. Human intera ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Commerce
  2. Aquaculture: Disease Diagnostics and Control

    SBC: Maine BioTek, Inc.            Topic: 8111

    A Multivalent Bacterial Vaccine for Atlantic Cod

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Commerce
  3. Decontamination of Flower Bulbs using Atmospheric Plasma

    SBC: Atmospheric Glow Technologies            Topic: N/A

    "The United States floriculture industry reached a total of $5.6 billion in domestic consumption in 2002 with an additional $111 million in exports. As the industry continues to move towards mechanized harvesting in order to increase production, the potential for bulb injury and resulting fungal infection has increased, as well. Current chemical methods to reduce fungal infection are often costly, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Business Model for Productive Successful Aging in Place in Rural Maine

    SBC: Lilliana Jodoin-Reitman, DBA Global Wellness            Topic: N/A

    By 2020, fully one quarter of Americans will be over 60. Some 77 million Baby Boomers ages 42 to 60 are just beginning to face this critical juncture in their lives. In Maine, the oldest state in the nation, some people, due to lack of planning, may leave their homes and enter assisted living facilities or nursing homes at a huge economic and social cost to themselves, their heirs and public resou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  5. Cost Effective Microalgae Production for Aquaculture

    SBC: MOOK SEA FARMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The high cost of producing microalgae as food for bivalves constrains the size to which large quantities of bivalve seed can be grown in controlled hatchery conditions prior to transfer into a nursery. Larger hatchery seed translates to larger juveniles planted in the fall, and dramatically improves yields at harvest. Based on preliminary bench-top studies conducted by Mook Sea Farm, the SBIR Phas ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

    SBC: Pemaquid Oyster Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Biofouling is a costly and serious problem for all types of aquaculture and with certain types of shellfish, culture is highly vulnerable. Fouling organisms not only clog gear, stopping water flow and food delivery, they can also settle and grow on the cultured organisms themselves, causing reduced growth rates, decreased product quality and mortality. In response to increasing problems with biofo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. Poplar Root System Characterization Studies for Next Generation Root Research


    We propose a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Phenotype Screening Corporation, (PSC), and the USDAs Forest Services Northern Research Station to investigate the suitability of PSCs recent innovation, Plant Root Characterization System, for use in tree research. The Plant Root Characterization System, (PRCS), employs low energy digital x-ray radiography together with specially ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  8. Inexpensive Ethylene Monitor for Use with Perishable Commodities

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The exposure of perishable commodities to even modest levels of ethylene is known to significantly affect the quality and appearance of the product resulting in a reduction of shelf life and market value. A Phase I project is proposed which will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative, low cost ethylene monitor to be used to facilitate control of ethylene levels at or below biologically criti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development of a 100% Biodegradable Stabilized Plant Propagation Medium using Corn-Based Polymer

    SBC: Rynel, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Stabilized plant propagation media are used throughout the agricultural industry for mechanized planting, to ease transplant and shipping of young plants and to increase efficiencies in greenhouses and nurseries. Rynels Grow-Tech division manufactures a growing medium used by foresters and commercial growers to start seeds or cuttings, but it is only partially organic due to a polyurethane compone ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  10. Develop a Lobster Branding Strategy that Leverages Maine's Quality Reputation and Exploits Growing Demand for Ready to Prepare Meals

    SBC: Saltwater Marketing, LLC            Topic: N/A

    On a worldwide basis, Maine is famous for its lobster and enjoys an inherent brand equity that is unparalleled. Yet, no company has taken advantage of leveraging this perceived quality from a mass marketing perspective. In its Phase II effort, Saltwater Marketing proposes to continue developing a business model that will do exactly that. Phase I research indicated that seafood consumers want to ea ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture

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