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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. 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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. High Quantum Efficiency Fast Detectors for Readout of Scintillators for Gamma Ray Detection

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: HSB062007

    High quantum efficiency (QE), fast (

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Homeland Security
  8. Construction of a Force Probe for Characterization of Microscale Features

    SBC: INSITUTEC, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase 2 objective is to provide NIST with a modular gauge head unit equipped with InsituTec's standing wave probe technology. The complete gauge head unit will be retrofitted to the NIST M48 which is one of the most precise measuring machines in the world. This unit will enable NIST to achieve the agency's program goal in dimensional metrology which is to provide microscale measurement capacit ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  9. Biotechnology for Commercial Production of Edible Nostoc as a New Aquatic Crop Plant

    SBC: ALGAEN CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Nostoc commune is an edible cyanobacterium forming the spherical macrocolony, which is used as a potent herbal medicine and dietary supplement. Due to its nutraceutical and pharmacological value, the N. commune has received increasing attention, and the market demand has grown drastically during the last decade. However, low yield and unstable quality caused by inadequate pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  10. Assess Marketing Opportunities for High Protein, Low Ash Fish Meals Made from Fish Scrap

    SBC: Bio-Oregon, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Bio-Oregon is developing an innovative process to convert seafood waste into hydrolyzed and non-hydrolyzed high protein, low ash fish meals. Successful introduction of unique fish meals made from seafood processing waste into competitive markets requires strategic marketing. Businesses developing new products need a marketing plan to link the activities of technological deve ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture

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