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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 September, 2020.

  1. Development of Sustainable, Multi-Seasonal, Multi-Species, Marine Algal Aquaculture in Coastal Maine

    SBC: Maine Fresh Sea Farms, LLC            Topic: 81

    This Phase I proposal determines the feasibility of growing multiple species of macroalgae in commercial marine aquafarm environments. Marine aquaculture is a logical outgrowth of successful wild harvest seaweed businesses over the last several years. Developing a marine aquaculture prototype will foster the science of sea farming. Extending growing seasons for multi-species would provide year ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  2. Robust and Sustainable Utilization of Biofuel Co-products to Increase Biorefinery Diversification

    SBC: MARC IV Consulting Inc            Topic: 88

    In this project, researchers will evaluate the potential for utilizing biofuel co-products for high value biobased materials. The two key biobased materials that will be investigated are glycerol carbonate and sucrose esters. The goal of the project is to develop commercially viable, energy efficient routes for these biobased materials using enzymatic catalysis and solvent free conditions. Glycero ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. 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 to pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Solar Refrigeration for Storage of Food Products

    SBC: MAGNETIC DEVELOPMENT INC            Topic: 86

    This proposal describes a novel method for the refrigeration and storage of food products that does not use electricity and is cleaner for the environment than any method currently in use. Our concept addresses many important economic and social development issues facing rural America such as access to good quality and safe food, food-borne illnesses, pollution, lack of adequate infrastructure to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. High Efficiency Low Cost Electrochemical Ammonia Production

    SBC: Proton Energy Systems, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Industrial processes for production of ammonia (NH3) and urea nitrogen-based fertilizers aremainly based on the Haber-Bosch process, which involves the heterogeneous reaction ofnitrogen (N2) and hydrogen (H2) on an iron-based catalyst at high pressure (150-300 atm) andhigh temperature (400 & deg;-500 & deg;C). The equilibrium conversion of H2 and N2 gas to NH3 in theHaber-Bosch process is generall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. Equity in Agricultural Water Quality Monitoring (EAWQM)

    SBC: AQUA VITAE MONITORING, LLC            Topic: 84

    Problem. The farming industry is a significant contributor of nutrients to the nation & #39;s waterways yet, as a non-point source, remains unregulated by the USEPA. Excessive nitrogen has created hypoxic zones in water bodies such as the Gulf of Mexico, which receives drainage from 41 percent of the continental United States. Nutrient point sources such as POTWs will require costly expansions of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Improve Competitiveness of Specialty Crop Production through a New Product Quality Verification Method

    SBC: SMART VISION WORKS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Agricultural sorting and grading is most commonly preformed primarily through the use of human resources. Farm workers sort crops by hand through visual inspection. This process is expensive and highly subjective. In addition the labor force is susceptible to human error which can impact the quality of the resulting data. The outcome of this project will be to increase efficiencies in the grading ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. De-Acidification of Feedstocks for Low Cost Biodiesel Production

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    The United States, led by the USDA (as well as the Department of Energy) has taken major initiatives to develop renewable energy sources. Development of these renewable energy sources is desirable based on (1) reduced production of greenhouse gases and (2) reduced dependence on the volatile supply of oil from abroad. One of the cornerstones of renewable energy is biofuels and more specifically bio ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. Value-Added Use of Non-Wood Biomass Combustion Ash Towards Prod. of Sustainable, Economical and High-Performance Geopolymer Concrete

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 88

    The project will develop value-added applications for non-wood biomass combustion ashes, relying upon their typical chemical composition, in inorganic polymers (geopolymers). as sustainable, safe, high-performance and economically competitive binder materials. Biomass ash-based geopolymers promise important environmental (carbon footprint, energy content), performance (barrier, durability, chemica ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of Anti-Microbial Peptide Therapeutics

    SBC: TENSIVE CONTROLS, INC.            Topic: 83

    A safe food supply is critical to the well being of any society. However, in highly urbanized societies, the number of people affected by a contaminated food source can be huge. Antibiotic resistant disease in the U.S. is an escalating problem [2, 3]. Much of this problem is a result of the use of antibiotics in production animals, where they prevent disease. Chronic use results in the emergence o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
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