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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. 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
  2. CBB Repel: Safeguarding the Prosperity of the Small Farm Hawaiian Coffee Industry

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    CBB Repel will help growers to protect their coffee crops from the most damaging coffee pest in the world, while promoting responsible environmental stewardship. If successful, CBB Repel will allow stakeholders who have been suffering with the scourge of this invasive CBB species, to reengage on the development of the healthy, prosperous, and energetic local communities centered on the small- and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. SPLAT Bloom: focused bee pollination in safe target areas

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 82

    The long-term aim of this project is to provide growers of honeybee-dependent crops and commercial beekeepers with SPLAT Bloom and SuperBoost, two semiochemical-based products to improve the health and performance of pollinators in US crop fields. Applied together, these two products will provide a safe and effective means to 1) improve the pollination performance of honeybee colonies by focusing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. HVACP Processing of Almonds to Reduce Aflatoxin

    SBC: NanoGuard Technologies, LLC            Topic: 85

    High Voltage Atmospheric Cold Plasma (HVACP) treatment of agricultural products is an emerging non-thermal processing (NTP) technology that effectively reduces aflatoxins (AF) and microorganisms on almonds, other tree nuts and peanuts. HVACP-based NTP provides enhanced food safety by reducing incidences of food-borne illness. It is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly processing technolog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. In-plant probe of water potential for feedback controlled management of water status in fruit crops

    SBC: FLORAPULSE CO            Topic: 84

    Water is a critical and growing issue for our planet in both human use as well as the need for food production to feed a growing world population. Agriculture plays a dominant role in this challenge as the single largest user of water, accounting for an estimated 70% of all use by humans. There are 680 million acres of irrigated agriculture in the world (FAO) and 55 million acres of irrigated crop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Portable automation technology for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: 85

    According to a report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2011, approximately 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year from food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness. Bacteria are the source of many food poisoning cases because they can multiply and spread in foods that are contaminated. Symptoms of food poisoning can vary and develop ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Crossroads: A Game of Choices: Computer-Based Intervention for Rural Youth Impacted by Substance Abuse

    SBC: JULIA GROUP, THE            Topic: 86

    Alcohol and drug use is epidemic in rural America, as geographic barriers impede contact between youth and service providers, there is a shortage of mental health professionals and low literacy precludes extensive written assessment and education.Drawing on research from substance abuse prevention and treatment, effective game design and adaptation of software for rural conditions, Crossroads deve ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of rapid, point-of-use dry chemistry dip-stick assays for food quality. Phase II work will focus on completion of the development of a rapid test for total polar compounds in frying oils.

    SBC: OXFORD BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: 85

    Deep-frying is a very popular cooking technique that is used worldwide. Deep-frying gives a crispy texture to food and creates savory flavors. Since it is one of the costlier kitchen commodities, frying oil is typically reused several times before being discarded. Using the oil for long periods of time is bad for the oil, causing it to degrade quickly, depending on the type of food being fried, te ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Adaptive mask flow photometer

    SBC: Actinix            Topic: 822

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: A flow micro-photometer is proposed that can measure absorption and backscatter from single aquatic particles including phytoplankton, detritus and minerals. This instrument will make use of a novel adaptive diaphragm to define an analysis region of interest that exactly matches the size, shape and orientation of each particle being analyzed. A micro-fluidic chip will be used t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  10. Space weather-based position error maps for TEC- OnLine (SpoT-On)

    SBC: SPACE ENVIRONMENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 831

    TECHNICAL ABSTRACT: The Space weather-based Position error maps for TEC - On-line (SpoT-On) project will use GPS-GNSS based TEC data, integrated into the Global Assimilation of Ionospheric Measurements (GAIM) operational system at the Utah State University Space Weather Center to produce an order of magnitude improved TEC position correction maps. These will be publicly and globally accessible. A ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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