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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. 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
  2. Growing the Local Food Economy by Expanding Access to Legal and Regulatory Education for Rural Entrepreneurs and Small Farms

    SBC: STARTUP FOOD BUSINESS, INC.            Topic: 86

    Over the past decade, the U.S. has experienced substantial growth in the number of new foodbusinesses launched. At the same time, rural firms and farms faced obstacles impeding theirabilities to fully capitalize on food startup opportunities. A significant barrier to entry is theability to navigate food laws and regulations, and legal and regulatory resources for rural foodentrepreneurs are scarce ...

    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. Development of a Hybrid Fixed Film- Biofloc System for Simplified Inland Production of Shrimp

    SBC: AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: 87

    The project goal is to integrate a fixed-film bioclarifier with suspended growth "biofloc" technology to increase production capacity and improve reliability for small Midwest farmers producing marine shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in tanks. Research will focus on the determination of nitrification kinetics associated with an external aerated sludge basin, the confirmation of the maximum shrimp den ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. 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
  6. Development of a Hybrid Fixed Film- Biofloc System for Simplified Inland Production of Shrimp

    SBC: AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.            Topic: 87

    This proposed SBIR effort focuses on the manipulation of the suspended growth solids to stabilize biofloc systems used to produce marine shrimp in tanks. This will be accomplished by imposition of floating bead clarifiers on the biofloc process. The bead filters will pneumatically harvest, aerate, and return biofloc (wasting the balance) to obtain a biofloc at the correct suspended solids level an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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