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  1. Stackable farming for economically and environmentally sustainable urban food production

    SBC: Vecna Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Lack of fresh, year-round produce contributes to illness for the 13.5 million Americans who in live "food deserts," those mostly urban areas where little but fast and processed food is available. Growing urban produce is possible using controlled environment agriculture (CEA), including greenhouses and artificially lighted "plant factories," but has been difficult to do affordably and flexibly. Bu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Automated Strawberry Calyx and Defects Removal Technology for Improving Food Quality and Safety and Minimizing Field Labor.

    SBC: Industry Vision Automation, Corp.            Topic: 85

    Strawberries are the 2nd largest non-citrus fruit crop in the U.S., trailing grapes and surpassing apples (USDA 2012). With strawberries harvested for processing (as a value-added food ingredient), the calyx (the stem cap with green crown leaves) must be removed to avoid having inedible leaves in the food product. The current in-field labor intensive de-capping processUsing cutting tools risks fin ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a multi-sample testing platform for a rapid, facile identification of Ralstonia solanacearum

    SBC: PathSensors, Inc.            Topic: 813

    For Phase I, PathSensors, Inc. developed a proof-of-concept multi-well diagnostic device, based upon CANARY technology, capable of detecting Ralstonia solancerarum down to 65 colony-forming units (cfu) in response to the NIFA SBIR solicitation. In the Recovery Plan for Ralstonia solancearum Race 3 biovar 2, which was drafted as part of the National Plant Disease Recovery System, the USDA lists one ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Commercialization of Bacteriophages against the Larval Shellfish Pathogens, Vibrio tubaishii and Vibrio coralliilyticus

    SBC: Intralytix Inc            Topic: 87

    The overall objective of this Phase II project is to advance the development of our phage preparation (VTP-200) for reducing V. tubiashii- and V. coralliilyticus-associated mortality of larval oysters to the point when subsequent regulatory approvals and eventual commercialization should be feasible. If the results of the studies proposed in this application support our Phase I findings that phage ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. FARM-SIZED LOW WINDSPEED TURBINE

    SBC: SONSIGHT INC            Topic: 86

    Well over 50 % of US land area constitutes low wind-speed sites, yet wind turbines are either not effective or only marginally effective in such low winds. To extract significantly more energy from such DOE Class 1 or Class 2 winds requires substantially increasing turbine blade rotor diameter (wind power is proportional to the square of the blade diameter). However, due to limitations on turbine ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. EXTENDED ROTOR TURBINE- PHASE2

    SBC: SONSIGHT INC            Topic: 86

    Well over 50 % of US land area constitutes low wind-speed sites, yet current wind turbines are not effective in low winds. To extract significantly more energy from such DOE Class 1 or Class 2 wind sites requires substantially increasing turbine blade rotor diameter (wind power is proportional to the square of the blade diameter).Recently, we have successfully demonstrated advanced low-RPM generat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Developing a High Sensitivity, High Specificity Lameness Detection System for Dairy Cattle

    SBC: STEP ANALYSIS LLC            Topic: 83

    Lameness in dairy cows is a growing and severe problem. Current methods to detect lameness are inadequate for all but the smallest herds and suffer from high levels of subjectivity. At this point, no device is able to constantly monitor dairy cows for lameness using an automated, non-invasive, objective method.The 3D StepMetrix system being validated in Phase II will correctly identify sound and l ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. Phage preparation for managing Salmonella in foods

    SBC: Intralytix Inc            Topic: 85

    Salmonellae continue to be one of the leading worldwide causes of foodborne bacterial diseases. They cause 1.2-1.4 million annual cases of salmonellosis in the USA, with associated costs estimated to be as high as $12.8 billion/year (in 1998 dollars). Despite continued and escalating efforts to curb diseases caused by foodborne bacterial pathogens, salmonellae continue to produce foodborne illness ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. Hyperspectral Fluorescence Imaging Detection System for Black Walnut Shell Fragments Recognition and Removal

    SBC: Industry Vision Automation, Corp.            Topic: 85

    Non-Tech Summary: The black walnut grows throughout the central and eastern United States. It's rich, tasty flavor is a high-valued food additive. Although 15.4 acres of black walnuts yield approximately 4 billon pounds of raw nuts annually, only about 20 million pounds are commercially processed. With low economic incentives and small processing capacity, growers lack motivation to harvest. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  10. Formulation of Biodegradable Nursery Pots from Poultry Feather Keratin Cronus, LLC

    SBC: CRONUS, LLC            Topic: 89

    The U.S. poultry industry produces two billion pounds of feathers each year, which are considered waste biomaterials and currently converted into low value protein for use in animal feed. In Europe, feathers are autoclaved or burned and then buried as a waste material due to regulations prohibiting animal by-products in feed. A more appropriate use for feathers is to utilize their unique structura ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture

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