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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. Improved Quality Soy-oil Based Biodiesel Fuel

    SBC: BioPlastic Polymers and Composites, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The benefits of biodiesel have been well documented, however, problems related to fuel quality, filter plugging, injector failure, material compatibility, and fuel economy still remain and must be resolved before wide spread use of biodiesel can be addressed. Some of these problems are inter-related, but all are inherent to the composition of the biodiesel. In particular, the presence of double bo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  2. Improved Fruit Juice Concentration Process

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

    No simple/convenient process exists to concentrate wine without developing a burnt taste. This program develops the osmotic distillation process to concentrate wine at room temperature. Osmotic distillation enhances dewatering approximately 10-fold and in so doing makes the process economically attractive.

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening

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

    Ethylene is a growth hormone for plants and therefore, removal of ethylene plays an important part in maintaining the freshness of plants, especially fruits and flowers. Ethylene is generated by the fruits themselves, and is therefore a self-ripening component. In shipping of fruits and vegetables there is a great deal of effort that goes into controlling the atmosphere around the fruits and veget ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  4. A New Vanilla Industry as a Community Development Engine

    SBC: Hawaiian Vanilla Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The problem being studied in the present proposal is how to bring a village that had been decimated by the loss of its major employer back to the vibrant town it was during the heyday of "King Cane". Can a single business make up for the lack of jobs and opportunities in a small Hawai`i town that has lost its unifying activity? The opportunity is the interest shown by village members in the activi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  5. Selective Breeding Marine Shrimp for Low Salinity Culture

    SBC: High Health Aquaculture, Inc. (HHA)            Topic: N/A

    In the United States, a small but profitable shrimp farming industry is located along the Gulf Coast of Texas with a few coastal farms in South Carolina and Hawaii. Because coastal lands in the U.S. are extremely expensive and highly regulated, expansion of the U.S. shrimp industry along the coasts is nearly impossible. In response to this constraint, shrimp farming at inland sites is now being te ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  6. Microwave Data Telemetry for Marine Container Security

    SBC: INFRARED TELEMETRICS, INC            Topic: HSB041005

    IR Telemetrics builds microwave telemetry systems for transmitting sensor data through narrow metallic passages within automobile engines. IRT devices can interface with sensors and transmit their data to a local receiver network through complex passages as small as four centimeters. Research will adapt IRT core technology to enable continuous communication with marine containers. The performance ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Homeland Security
  7. Early Warning Systems to Detect, and Suppress, Eastern Tent Caterpillar on Horse Farms

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

    In 2001 the equine industry of Kentucky was faced with the sudden and unexpected emergence of a disease now called Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS). This disease resulted in early and late-term abortions in horses, and in an economic loss to Kentucky over $300 million dollars. The disease was correlated with the presence of large numbers of eastern tent caterpillars (ETC), Malacosoma america ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  8. Semiochemical-Based Management Tactics for Varroa Mite

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

    Beekeeping (honey, wax and pollination) is an industry valued at more than $10 billion annually in North America. In 2001, honey production from over 2.5 million colonies totaled 186 million pounds with a total value of $124 million. Parasitic mites are decimating both managed and feral populations of honeybees worldwide. Varroa mites are resistant to several synthetic acaricides and acaricide res ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. AVID- An Automated Vector Identification Detector for Rural Communities

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

    Active surveillance and timely mosquito control measures offer the best hope for disease management and control in the future. Emergence of vector borne diseases, and recent outbreaks, suggest a high probability of future epidemics caused by previously unknown pathogens or new manifestations of known agents. The West Nile Virus outbreak in North America demonstrates how a known pathogen can sudden ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. Remote Insect Sensing Technology for Wireless Automated Pest Monitoring Networks

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

    Under tremendous pressure from imports, particularly from New Zealand and China, experts believe the U.S. fruit industry must reduce its costs by as much as 30% over the next decade to stay competitive in the world market. The tree fruit industry-in fact all of American agriculture--is under global assault to remain economically competitive. Precision agriculture uses sensors, sophisticated mappin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
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