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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 June, 2020.

  1. A Business Model for Productive Successful Aging in Place in Rural Maine

    SBC: Lilliana Jodoin-Reitman, DBA Global Wellness            Topic: N/A

    Many rural older adults are often forced to leave the homes in which they have raised families and lived for decades because they can no longer physically, financially, or emotionally maintain their homes. Until now, little attention has been focused on technological tools, social structures, and practical ways to empower people to remain in their homes. This proposal fills that gap. The demograph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. A Comprehensive Model of Biomass Pyrolysis

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Over the next decade there will be a renewed emphasis on the production of chemicals and liquid fuels from biomass, the use of agricultural wastes as feedstocks, and the development of crops and farming techniques optimized for fuel production. In view of the tremendous diversity of biomass feedstocks, a great need exists for a robust, comprehensive model that could be utilized to predict yields, ...

    SBIR Phase I 1996 Department of Agriculture
  3. A Decision Tool for Anaerobic Digesters at WWTPs

    SBC: QUANTALUX, LLC            Topic: 84

    Many municipal wastewater plants are interested in maximizing the use of anaerobic digestion (AD) at their wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), but lack the tools to evaluate the potential benefits. The decision process for how to best use an anaerobic digester is complex, requiring tradeoffs in feedstock management, energy use/production and appropriate disposal of the processed organic material. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Advanced Automated In-Line Inspection of Brown, Freckled and Mixed-Type Eggs to Detect Contamination and Defects

    SBC: Coherix, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Brown freckled eggs are produced and consumed prevalently in Europe and other part of the world outside of North America. High-speed reliable automated visual detection of defects on these classes of egg products is a technically challenging task due to the color variations of the egg shells themselves, as well as the many forms of potential contaminants.Coherix will enhance its existing high-spee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. Aerated Submerged BioFilm (ASBF) for Wastewater Treatment Lagoon Enhancement

    SBC: Tero Consulting            Topic: N/A

    Wastewater treatment lagoons are the most widespread form of treatment in the United States for animal operations and rural domestic sewage. Treatment lagoons can be effective at removing BOD. They are not effective at reducing ammonia levels. Animal operations with recycled water from lagoons can experience high levels of ammonia in the water. This can result in severe odor problems and potential ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Agriculture
  6. A FLUORESCENCE BASED SUPERSATURATION SENSOR

    SBC: Lec Tech, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SUPERSATURATION IS THE DRIVING FORCE FOR CRYSTALLIZATION FROM SOLUTION. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE NO METHODS AVAILABLE FOR MEASUREMENT OF SUPERSATURATION BASED ON CHANGES IN CHEMICAL POTENTIAL. RATHER, ALL CURRENT TECHNIQUES RELY ON MASS CONCENTRATION MEASUREMENT WHICH LACK THE SENSITIVITY FOR PROCESS CONTROL. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH INTRODUCES THE CONCEPT OF AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE FLUORESCENT PROB ...

    SBIR Phase I 1994 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. A Lateral Field Excited Organophosphate Pesticide Sensor

    SBC: Mainely Sensors, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of developing a novel lateral field excited (LFE) sensor for use as an organophosphate pesticide sensor. The technical objectives of the proposed project are: 1) to determine the selectivity to phosmet of the LFE sensor coated with polyepichlorohydrin and porous films; 2) to determine if the sensor is capable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Lateral Field Excited Sensor Element for Saxitoxin in a Marine Environment

    SBC: Mainely Sensors, LLC            Topic: N/A

    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant will demonstrate the feasibility of using a Lateral Field Excited (LFE) acoustic wave sensor platform coated with a selective chemical film for the rapid in situ detection of saxitoxin (STX). Shellfish containing STX, a product of a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) such as Red Tide, is one of the primary causes of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. A Milk-Based MicroRNA Assay to Stratify BLV Infectiousness in Dairy Cattle

    SBC: Northstar Cooperative, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Milk samples are a rich matrix of diagnostically relevant biomarkers that capture the acute physiology of the dairy cow. Almost all serological ELISAs are applicable in milk and, as forensic technologies continue to become a superior diagnostic tool in the dairy industry, the use of genetic markers in milk are becoming the forefront of dairy molecular diagnostics. Established national DHI sampling ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
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