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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. The Development of a Breeding Station for a Predator of Coffee Berry Borer

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: 813

    The goal of this proposal is to increase the population of the Square-necked Grain Beetle (SNGB), Cathartus quadricollis, in coffee plantations by developing breeding stations that use pheromones and food source odors to increase the population of this predator of Coffee Berry Borer, Hypothenemus hampei, (CBB). SNGB is a major predator of the CBB which causes significant damage to coffee in all co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  2. An Improved Release System for Ethylene Inhibitors to Increase the Shelf Life of Post-Harvest Agricultural Products

    SBC: Hazel Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Nearly 50% of produce is wasted throughout the agricultural supply chain. A significant fraction of this loss is through produce senescence, deterioration with age. In almost all plants, senescence is accelerated by ethylene gas, a hormone that plants produce as they age or are damaged. For decades, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) gas has been used to inhibit ethylene action in plants and produce ind ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. Heat Integrated Reactive Distillation for Synthesis of Bio-based Plasticizers, Solvents and Coatings

    SBC: E3TECSERVICE, LLC            Topic: 88

    The global market for bio-based chemicals is at a critical stage of development. With the focus shifting to development of new bio-based routes to chemicals, new synthesis processes with low capital costs (CAPEX) and high energy efficiency need to be developed that will truly compete with their petroleum derived counterparts. For the market to reach its full potential, techno-economic, health, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Continued Development Of A Novel Next Generation Airborne Wind Energy System For Small And Mid Size Farms

    SBC: EWINDSOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 812

    As Oregon farmer and Organically Grown Company (OGC) executive director Andy Westlund confesses, being one of the 800,000 small commercial farmers in America is challenging (Hoppe, MacDonald, & Korb 2010). Small farms are highly exposed to market risks, tend to focus on commodities, and have profit margins of just 3-4% (Hoppe, MacDonald, & Korb 2010). As such, small price changes of a single crop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Developing/Manufacturing/Selling an Affordable Clean Burning Biomass Heating/Cooking/Lighting Integrated Stove

    SBC: ASAT, INC.            Topic: 15NCER02

    Biomass heating/cooking stoves in developing countries do not efficiently cook food or heat houses, while consuming too much fuel and emitting pollution resulting in respiratory illnesses, premature death, and climate change. Affordable technologies found in 1.) EPA approved heating stoves, 2.) DOE funded cooking stoves, and 3.) TEG (thermoelectric generation) lighting devices, improve heating, co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Environmental Protection Agency
  6. Development of an Efficient On-Farm Fertilizer Manufacturing System Utilizing a Pulsed Microwave Air to Nitric Oxide Plasma Reactor Powered

    SBC: N-OVATION, INC.            Topic: 812

    Until early in the 20th century, nitrate fertilizer was manufactured by the electric arc process using water, air, and cheap hydroelectric power. Because this electric arc process was extremely inefficient, by the 1930s the process was replaced by the Haber-Bosch ammonia process which utilizes natural gas to manufacture nitrogen fertilizer in the form of ammonia. Not only does the Haber-Bosch proc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  7. Hybrid Poplar Breeding for Improved Water use Efficiency for Short Rotation Tree Farming Under Semi-Arid Conditions

    SBC: GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC.            Topic: 81

    GreenWood Resources proposes to develop hybrid poplar growing stock of improved water-use efficiency using a strategy of species selection, inter-specific hybridization, and varietal selection. The proposed work will lead to an increase in the cost-efficiency of current sawlog production and future biomass production at GreenWood's Boardman Tree Farm. Improvement in the physiology of varietal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Agriculture
  8. Global Feed in 3-D: An Information Technology Product for Strategic Decision Making and Market Analysis

    SBC: INNOVOSOY            Topic: 812

    As a result of SBIR Phase I funding Global Feed in 3 & #8208;Dtm, allows users rapid and intuitive access to the data while simultaneously giving them the option of participating directly in the learning and analysis. The software integrates statistical analysis with tridimensional visualization to help users gain new socio & #8208;economic insights and knowledge. We assemble large data sets of ti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Agriculture
  9. Recycling Rare Earth Metals from Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

    SBC: Onto Technology, LLC            Topic: C

    This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Project develops methods of recycling rare earth alloys from used nickel metal hydride batteries. Alloys of rare earth metal, nickel and other metals provide functional hydride storage materials that are critical to the operation of nickel metal hydride batteries and their applications. The current fleet of hybrid electric vehicles relies upon nick ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. A 10 Kilowatt, Rankine Cycle Agricultural Waste to Energy Conversion Module Utilizing Ultra Micro Turbo-Alternators

    SBC: Fluidic microControls, Inc.            Topic: H

    Current anaerobic digester systems are designed for capturing energy from waste from large heads of farm animals. GHD, Inc., a leading manufacturer of anaerobic digesters, has stated that a minimum dairy heard size for economical implementation of a biogas system as 800 cows. These require turbine or diesel generator sets of 100 Kilowatt size and larger, a limiting factor in economically scaling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Environmental Protection Agency
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