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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. Ethylene Permeation in Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 85

    All fruits and vegetables generate ethylene.Even low concentrations of ethylene accelerate fruitripening.A process that removes ethylene as it is generated can play a central role in maintainingthe freshness of fruits and vegetables.Hence much effort and significant cost normally go into thecontrol of the atmosphere and temperature to which these fruits and vegetables are exposed largelyto reduce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. Commercializing Rural Community and Economic Development Strategic Planning

    SBC: BUILDING COMMUNITIES, INC.            Topic: 86

    The economic recovery and development of rural America is lagging that of its metropolitancounterparts.While metropolitan areas fully replaced the job losses from the 2008-2009 GreatRecession by the third quarter of 2013 rural America has yet to replace those job losses fullyfive years later.While many of the economic forces are beyond the control of ruralcommunities (globalization natural resourc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Design and Manufacture of Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Polymers, Structural Low-Cost Custom Components Using State-of-the-Art Additive Manufacturing Technologies

    SBC: Rapid Made, Inc.            Topic: 812

    The proposed project aims to promote and improve the sustainability and profitability of small andmid-size farms which constitute the vast majority of farms in the USA.Farm operators may need a continuous supply of custom-made components and spare parts forexisting machinery.Components and spare parts could be difficult or expensive to procure or notavailable for old machinery still in operations. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Improving water and energy management for small and mid-size farms

    SBC: Irrigation For The Future, Inc.            Topic: 812

    This proposed project will enable commercialization and widespread adoption of an innovativeirrigation management tool that addresses three fundamental goals of the SBIR program; (i)improving the efficiency of water and energy use; (ii) increasing the profitability of small irrigatedfarms through better planning and risk management; and (iii) utilizing renewable energy moreeffectively.A panel of n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Use of a Poultry Bedding Manufactured From Recycled Waste Material

    SBC: Novovita, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Bedding affects the health, quality and performance of poultry. Pine shavings long considered the standard bedding material is becoming more unavailable and alternative beddings are required. This project examines the effectiveness of an alternative bedding compared to kiln dried pine shavings with respect to bird performance, bird health, and litter performance potentially yielding increased prof ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. Effects of Aqueous Extracts from Vermicomposts (teas) on Crop Growth and in Suppressing Plant Diseases, Nematodes and Arthropod Pests

    SBC: Oregon Soil Corporation            Topic: N/A

    There are many environmental problems associated with the disposal of large quantities of organic wastes, including animal wastes, food and garden wastes, and industrial wastes. More than 50% of organic wastes produced in the USA are currently disposed into landfills at very considerable economic and environmental costs. There are many constraints to utilizing these organic wastes on agricultural ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
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