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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 September, 2020.

  1. Cost competitive biodiesel based biolubricants

    SBC: WHOLE ENERGY FUELS CORPORATION            Topic: 88

    Biodegradable lubricants have great environmental benefits, but are generally more expensive than other lubricants. Our objective is to make an estolide lubricant in a way thatmakes the finished product more affordable. Determining the potential benefits of this new pathway will require a comparison of the cost and performance of the product to the other synthetic lubricants in the market. Process ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  2. WonderWindow Field Test Research for Rural & Community Development

    SBC: GS RESEARCH, LLC            Topic: 86

    This project will install energy-saving window retrofits on 20 to 25 homes of low-income seniors in Vermont and measure the real world energy savings provided by the WonderWindow retrofits.

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  3. Low Cost energy Storage for Rural Renewable Energy Micro-grids

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: 812

    Small to medium farm/ranch development and electricity demand are a closely related phenomenon, and when combined with responsible environmental protection, renewable energy projects become an excellent means for sustainable economic growth. Renewable energy projects benefit rural communities in multiple areas by creating new employment opportunities, stimulating economic activity, reducing enviro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Diversifying and Adding Value to the Food Industry: Mealworm Powder as an Ingredient

    SBC: ALL THINGS BUGS LLC            Topic: 85

    Diversifying and Adding Value to the Food Industry: Mealworm Powder as an IngredientThe goal of this SBIR effort is to begin diversifying the insects as a food market currently valued at $105M and growing to $1.53 billion by 2021. Currently, crickets have been the primary focus of the market, but mealworms offer a strong alternative. To become competitive in the larger protein market, the insect b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. High performance biocomposite structures

    SBC: Grow Plastics LLC            Topic: 88

    Grow Plastics has a technology that has been demonstrated to generate sandwich core structures in thermoplastic products. This efficient structure allows the generation of plastic products which are equivalent in strength to solid products, yet use 1/3 of the material. This substantial material reduction allows the production of parts that are lower environmental impact (due to source reduction) a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. Intelligent Mapping of the Farm Using Low-Cost, GPS-Enabled Cameras During Existing Farm Activities

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 812

    With the advent of precision agriculture, the way we farm is changing. Technologies exist to add precision to all aspects of the farm. Through "mapping the farm," precision management strategies can be implemented such as: targeted herbicide application, targeted soil management, improved yield predictions, improved management of water, and other farm resources. These practices all require informa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. Advanced Dryer for High-Diffusion Rate Biomass

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Biomass drying is a core unit operation at most biomass suppliers, aggregator depots, pellet mills, biorefineries, and bioproducts firms. The need to reduce energy consumption, minimize capital, and improve feedstock quality is driving a change in how biomass is milled and dried. A shift from energy-intensive hammermills and grinders to lower energy knife and rotary shear mills is reorganizing the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Collaborative Interface for Teacher-Student Interaction in Virtual Environments

    SBC: STRANGE LOOP GAMES INC.            Topic: edIES17R0005

    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this Phase I funding, the team is developing a prototype ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  9. Interactive Administrator Dashboard for Improving School-Wide Behavior Supports

    SBC: Liveschool Inc.            Topic: edIES15R0005

    In prior research and development, the project team developed LiveSchool, an online platform to track student behavior. With this Phase I funding, the team will develop and test a prototype of an administrator dashboard. The dashboard will generate reports on individual student behavior patterns across classes and on the prevalence of behavioral issues across different teachers. The dashboard will ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  10. Machine learning for standoff detection of Special Nuclear Material (SNM)

    SBC: Clostra, Inc.            Topic: DTRA162001

    "Deep Learning for standoff detection of Special Nuclear Material (DLeN) applies the same deep learning techniques that allow computers to beat human performance in image recognition and the game of Go to detecting Special Nuclear Material. Spectral analysis and signal processing can in some cases be augmented by the use of much larger neural nets that conduct much deeper analysis of features of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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