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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. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Ethylene is a growth hormone for fruits and vegetables that is generated by the plants themselves; that is, it acts as a self-ripening agent. Hence, the removal of ethylene gas can play a central role in maintaining the freshness of these products. Whereas the temperature and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases are also important system variables that demand a significant economic invest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Enhanced Performance of Agriculture Based Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    A. Water must be removed from biodegradable hydraulic fluids as they react with water and degrade insitu. B. Biodegradable hydraulic fluids for farm equipment provide a significant improvement over traditional petroleum based fluids due to decreased pollution. Increase the use and value of biodegradable hydraulic fluids by development of a membrane-based dewatering system.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Agricultural Emissions Reduction Using Bio-Fuels with Membrane Supplied Nitrogen

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The use of biodiesel offers significant advantages with regards to the reduction of total harmful engine emissions with the exception of NOx. Biodiesel is a renewable resource and soybean oil is known to be economically viable as a biodiesel fuel. Recent studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that soybean oil alone or blended with #2 diesel fuel results in a significant decrea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Establishing a New (Cacao) Orchard Industry for Hawaii

    SBC: Great Pacific Chocolate Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cacao trees grow and produce well in Hawaii. How can we develope cacao growing and chocolate production to best utilize this asset? This project research will help define the potential for cocoa production in Hawaii and whether sufficient high end gourmet cocoa products can be produced in a scaled-down factory, appropriate in size for local production, sold at a high enough price and in large enou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Q-TRAP: In-Transit Detection of Bioinvasive Forest Insects in Intermodal Shipping Containers

    SBC: IPM Development Company Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The rate of invasion of harmful organisms into the USA is now higher than ever before. The current concern over the potential for species introductions to be used strategically as instruments of bio-terrorism or bio-warfare appears to be well founded. Growth in the volume and complexity of international trade, combined with the liberalization of regulatory regimes to encourage trade, has at once i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. Improved Method of Processing Papayas for Food Safety and Quality

    SBC: IQF DREAM, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Papaya is a major commodity in Hawaii. The Big Island accounted for about 35.7 million of harvested papaya for fresh utilization and 1.8 million pounds for processed utilization. Additional processed utilization of papaya would be valuable to the industry because culls average 30 percent of total harvested papayas. It is estimated the culls that can be processed annually from the independent packi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into A Clean, Durable Orchid Medium

    SBC: Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids            Topic: N/A

    In Hawaii, commonly used, expensively imported organic orchid growth media -- bark and coir -- quickly break down, inviting pathogens, pests and other problems for commercial orchid growers, who are striving to stay competitive amid global expansion in the orchid industry. Also, as an island state with extraordinary environmental attributes, Hawaii has special problems dealing with the solid waste ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of a Novel Cold-tolerant, Disease-resistant Shrimp by Intraspecific Hybridization

    SBC: Kona Bay Marine Resources            Topic: N/A

    Cold or tempurate weather limits the location and timing of shrimp farming. If Kona Bay Marine Resources can develop a cold-tolerant, disease-resistant shrimp, U.S. farmers will be able to significantly increase production by growing larger shrimp and reducing crop loss from disease. Ultimately, this will lead to increased production and profitability for U.S. shrimp farmers and reduced reliance o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Expanding Domestic and Export Markets for Open Ocean Aquaculture Products by Value-Adding

    SBC: Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Maintain high market prices for farmed fish as production increasese with industry growth. Find means of preserving product from times of excess harvest without diminishing the brand value. Finally, to foster wider recognition for the product differentiation between open ocean farmed U.S. grown products and foreign imports. The objective is to demostrate that a range of products and processes can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Hawaiian Green Tea Cooperative for Rural Development

    SBC: Nakashima Greenhouses            Topic: N/A

    The target area has rural communities strongly desiring to maintain the agricultural base of the region through diversified agriculture. Green tea enjoys great popularity resulting from its association with positive health benefits. A Hawaiian branded product has been shown to have positive marketability. Successful field production is now at the point where cooperative production agreements need ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
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