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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. Use of the halophyte Sarcocornia utahensis as a phytoremediation strategy for the amelioration of saline-sodic impacted soils...

    SBC: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP            Topic: N/A

    The environmental impacts of coal bed methane development (CBM) in Montana and the Rocky Mountain States are well documented. CBM exploration is expanding rapidly with the nation's focus on energy independence and the relative ease of extraction. Extraction of CBM necessitates pumping large volumes of often saline discharge waters to the surface. The impacts of those waters include: reductions in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  2. Ammonia Removal and Recovery System Integrated with Anaerobic Digestion for Mitigating Air and Water Quality Impacts of Animal Operations

    SBC: AEB ENGINEERING LLC            Topic: N/A

    Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continue to experience every increasing pressure regarding nutrient overloads and air and water environmental concerns on their farms. Additionally the producers are subject to every growing and skyrocketing fuel and fertilizer costs. This USDA SBIR Phase I project aims to demonstrate an innovative technology that recovers ammonia nitrogen from CAFO a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  3. SONOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS FOR RAPID DETECTION OF VARROA MITES AND OTHER PATHOLOGIES WITHOUT OPENING THE BEEHIVE

    SBC: BEE ALERT TECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Beekeeping is a billion dollar industry, of which honey production plays only a small part. Most beekeepers make their money with crop pollination, charging up to $120 per hive for this service. Crop growers want healthy, strong colonies. It takes a skilled beekeeper about 10 minutes to inspect a colony; the Colony Health Scanner performs the same function in about 2 minutes, and can be operated b ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  4. Beneficiation of Chipped and Shredded Woody Biomass

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Tens of millions of tons of prunings, land clearing debris, logging slash, and urban greenwood are chipped or ground each year as a means of volume reduction and disposal. Commingled chipped whole plant materials have little value other than as compost, mulch and direct combustion energy. Capture of clean wood fiber from commingled shredded and chipped wood will increase the fiber supply to compos ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  5. Remote Sensing for Early Detection and Mitigation of Plant Stress and Disease in Florida Citrus

    SBC: DATA STAR, INC            Topic: N/A

    [Situation or Problem] Huanglongbing (HLB), or "Citrus Greening" disease, increasingly raises costs to growers and threatens to impact 100% of Florida citrus acreage by 2016. Early detection and control of this disease is essential to the survival and productivity of the Florida citrus industry. [Purpose] To conduct Proof-of-Concept testing of DATASTAR's remote sensing and GIS approach designed to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  6. Channel Catfish Pituitary for use as a Spawning Aid in Aquaculture

    SBC: HYBRID CATFISH CO            Topic: N/A

    The channel x blue hybrid catfish has been documented as a superior animal for use by the catfish industry. To produce the hybrid a hormnone is used to help ovulate the eggs so they can be stripped from the female. Once the eggs are stripped from the female they are fertilized with sperm from the blue catfish and hatched in a manner sililar to channel catfish eggs. Carp pituitary has been used suc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Efficient Mobile Power Supply and Energy Reclamation for Linear-move and Center-pivot Irrigation Systems

    SBC: HYDROLINEAR IRRIGATORS CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    SITUATION/PROBLEM: In the U.S., manual-move irrigation (hand-lines and wheel-lines, ~ 70% efficient) is employed on 5 million acres and furrow/gravity irrigation (~55% efficient) is employed on 23 million acres. Much of these lands comprise high-value crops and/or parcels shaped other than square or circle. For example, California has 5.7 million gravity-irrigated acres, mostly high value crops. C ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Automated Vaccination of Broiler Chicken Flocks

    SBC: LONG BRANCH COMPANY INC            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem: In 2007 an estimated 9.1 billion broiler chickens were produced in the United States. Improvements in vaccination uniformity and reductions in labor necessary for vaccination would greatly benefit the broiler industry. Current methods of field vaccination of broiler chickens in the field include administration via drinking water and spray application. The effectiveness of bot ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  9. Ammonia Sensor for CAFO Monitoring.

    SBC: PHOTONIC BIOSYSTEMS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Ammonia is difficult to measure, especially for the dusty environment and relatively high ammonia levels found in poultry concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO's). Literature and discussions with operators suggest that its measurement and control is highly desirable with significant economic, health and regulatory impacts. A sensor with suitable sensitivity, range and durability would find ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  10. Phase II: Rural Coastal Alaska Fish Waste Conversion

    SBC: Scientific Fishery Systems, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The Alaskan fishing industry produces over one million metric tons of by-product and waste annually. Rural coastal Alaska communities have been using the grind and dump method for decades. There is an opportunity to expand existing onshore processing in rural coastal communities and provide additional economic value from fish waste and, simultaneously, reducing or eliminating the impact of current ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture

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