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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. Off Grid High Value Crop System: Harnessing Mushroom Farm Bi-Products for Soil and CO2 Enrichment to Produce Additional Specialty Crops

    SBC: HAW RIVER MUSHROOMS, LLC            Topic: 812

    US interest in gourmet mushrooms has been growing rapidly, with a 50% increase in sales seen between2014 and 2015 (National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2015), resulting in an increase in small farmoperations specializing in this nutrient dense crop. This project will research how a new agriculturalenterprise model consisting of mushrooms, medicinal herbs, and a non?food vermiculture product c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Novel Approaches to Improve Maize Yield

    SBC: Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.            Topic: 82

    High-temperature stress can result in significant yield loss in maize, particularly when the stress coincides with reproductive growth stages and grain fill. Engineering of the starch biosynthetic pathway has been prioritized as an attempt to mitigate heat stress-induced yield losses. Traditional transgenic approaches to solve this problem are complicated by the presence of the native gene encodin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Novel Methods for Plastid Transformation

    SBC: Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Higher plant plastids contain active homologous recombination (HR) machinery that has been harnessed for plastid transformation in a limited number of plant species. Stable plastid transformation requires homoplasmic plants in which all plastid genome (plastome) copies are transformed to avoid segregation of the plastid-encoded trait. In plant species where plastid transformation has been demonstr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. SPENT HOPS, YEAST AND TRUB FROM CRAFT BREWERIES FOR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL GROWTH AND METHANE REDUCTION IN RUMINANTS

    SBC: Highland Brewing Company, Inc.            Topic: 83

    The growing craft brewing industry produces significant amounts of spent yeast, trub (grain proteins) and spent hops that are presently treated as waste. Their disposal can be a headache for the brewer and municipal waste treatment authorities. We have created a combination of these materials called THYM (Trub Hops Yeast Mix) and are developing it into an agricultural feed supplement for cattle. B ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Biodegradable Lubricants from Renewable Feedstocks

    SBC: Tetramer Technologies,L.L.C.            Topic: 88

    Current agriculture and off-road equipment requires the use of lubricants to ensure efficient operation of integral hydraulic and gear driven systems. The lubricants, either oils or greases, aid in reducing friction, dissipating heat, prevent oxidation, and seal of water and debris from vital areas of the equipment. During operation, equipment may have slight leaks or suffer catastrophic failures ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. SWEdar- an Automated Low-Power Snow Water Equivalent Sensor

    SBC: Flat Earth Inc            Topic: 84

    Intellectual Merit: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will assist in producing the next-generation approach for monitoring critical water resources stored in the seasonal snowpack. Agriculture is a significant user of ground and surface water in the United States, accounting for approximately 80 percent of the Nation's consumptive water use and over 90 percent in many Wes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Sweetpotato Leaf Rubisco and Whole Leaf Proteins as Functional Ingredients in Foods

    SBC: LeafPro, LLC            Topic: 85

    This work will optimize extraction of edible proteins from sweetpotato leaves, an agricultural waste stream, and develop them into a nutritious, functional dry protein concentrate for use in production of the high-protein foods in strong demand today. A biorefinery approach allows extraction of coproducts, such as polyphenols and carotenoids, useful in food products for their antioxidant and/or co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Advanced Portable Processing Platform

    SBC: SinnovaTek, Inc.            Topic: 85

    The food industry is changing as traditional business models increasingly shift toward socially good enterprises with a need for transparency, ingenuity, and agility. This shift demands innovative products that satisfy multi-faceted goals that employ improved nutritional content, sustainable agricultural practices, supply chain flexibility, and accountability for food waste. This demand creates an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Creating an advanced, economical, eco-friendly measurement of snow water equivalence using observed GNSS signals beneath the snow

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 84

    The purpose for this research is to develop a Snow Water Equivalency (SWE) sensor that will broaden our understanding/management of snow and the water we receive from it.Importance of the ProblemSnowpack is very important to the United States' water budget with 85% of freshwater runoff originating as snowmelt in the west, and nine significant floods of the 20th century were directly related to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Developmentally Appropriate Technology for Science Assessment in Early Elementary Grades

    SBC: 3-C Institute for Social Development, Inc.            Topic: 99190018R0006

    In this project, researchers will develop a prototype of Science Quest, a tool to assess the science skills and understanding for students in grades 1 to 3. The prototype will deliver psychometrically validated assessment items in a game-like format. Educators will be able to assign and monitor completion of science assessments, view assessment results in real-time with reports at the individual a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences

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