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  1. Formulation and testing of an entirely wood-based exterior insulation board for the high-performance building market

    SBC: GO Lab Inc.            Topic: 17NCER6B

    The goal of this project is the formulation a rigid, insulating, low-density wood composite, with physical and thermal properties comparable to fossil fuel derived foams. _x000D_ _x000D_ To achieve energy conservation standards mandated by certification agencies such as Passive House and LEED, high performance buildings require multiple shells of insulation – an inner shell that contains electri ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Development of a Small-Scale HTST Milk Processing Line for Small and Mid-Size Dairy Farms

    SBC: Atlantic Corporation            Topic: 812

    Project Description and Objectives:The overarching goal of this SBIR project is to develop a cost-effective, small-scale milk processing line for HTST pasteurization as a pathway to increased revenue and profitability for small and mid-size dairy farms. Intensive research will answer critical questions in two key areas: 1) Technical Feasibility - analysis of currently available processing line com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Technical and market feasibility of kelp meal as a nutritional supplement in low-moisture foods

    SBC: VitaminSea LLC            Topic: 812

    VitaminSea, LLC (VitaminSea) is developing a kelp-based additive, "SeaKelp+," for bread, optimized to bring the nutritional benefits of consuming seaweed to a large population of consumers. VitaminSea met both of the Phase I SBIR project's technical objectives. Objective #1 proved feasibility of adding kelp to bread, creating a more nutritious product that consumers would eat with a longer she ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Technical and market feasibility of kelp meal as a nutritional supplement in low-moisture foods

    SBC: VitaminSea LLC            Topic: 812

    The purpose of this SBIR Phase I effort is to prove the feasibility of kelp meal (latissima or "sugar kelp") as a viable, cost-effective and nutritious additive for low-moisture foods (specifically bread). Once commercialized, the manufacture and distribution of VitaminSea's kelp meal product will support local suppliers and the Maine seaweed industry.

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. Manufacturing Design of Bio-based Ceiling Tiles using Nanocellulose

    SBC: REVOLUTION RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: 15NCER06

    Suspended ceiling tiles are widely used in commercial and residential construction because they offer flexibility and easy access to utilities. Most of the available tiles absorb water, resulting in sagging, staining, and mold/mildew growth. They also contain potentially hazardous chemicals and release airborne fibers when broken or cut. Existing tiles are not durable, requiring frequent replaceme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Wood Plastic Composite Structural Lumber for Aquaculture Net Pens

    SBC: InnovaSea Systems, Inc.            Topic: 81

    The purpose of this USDA SBIR Phase I project is to determine the feasibility of a novel wood fiber based composite material for structural elements of marine structures, particularly the structural frame of the aquaculture pens manufactured by InnovaSea Systems.InnovaSea has been manufacturing and marketing the Aquapod spherical geodesic fish pens since 2006 and has learned much in the years sinc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Hay Fuel Logs: Transforming Waste Hay into an Alternative Heating Source for Maine and Beyond

    SBC: Bragdon Farm, LLC            Topic: 812

    Small to mid-size farms across America now face declining profits and a higher volume of agricultural residuals due to increasingly erratic weather patterns. Farmers are seeking innovative ways to create new revenue streams and adapt to a changing landscape. Bragdon Farm's Phase I SBIR research is committed to creating a hay fuel log and scalable business model that can help ameliorate these i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Developing a US Produced Elderberry Juice Concentrate for Domestic and Export Markets

    SBC: ELDERTIDE LLC            Topic: 812

    A B2B market is well-established in the US for imported elderberries.This results in millions of dollars going abroad annually that could stay in the US supporting networks of small and mid-size farms. We will develop a pilot scale process to produce elderberry concentrate, and we will provide support for full time farmers who seek to grow elderberries as a high value specialty crop. We will devel ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Developing a US Produced Elderberry Juice Concentrate for Domestic and Export Markets

    SBC: ELDERTIDE LLC            Topic: 812

    Opportunity: A well-defined and established B2B market for 65 & ordm; Brix elderberry juice concentrate exists in the US. It is monopolized by imported products, pulling millions of dollars annually out of the US economy that could be used to support networks of small and mid-size farms. For the US to enter this multi-million dollar market, we must develop a cost-effective technology process t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of a modular submersible mussel raft for use in semi-exposed Maine waters subject to drift ice

    SBC: PEMAQUID MUSSEL FARMS, L.L.C.            Topic: 87

    Despite a 40 year history of aquaculture production of edible marine mussels in the United States, domestic mussel farmers currently capture only about 10% of the fresh mussel market, valued at $40 million and growing. The growth of U.S. mussel raft culture, which is utilized to protect crops from avian predators, has been hampered by a lack of improved production technology in semi-exposed waters ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture

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