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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. High Yield, High Efficiency Bio-Refining

    SBC: Advanced Materials and Processes            Topic: N/A

    Processing of vegetable oils is complicated by the need to remove free fatty acids. Washing with caustic is a viable process but is inefficient because fatty acids and caustic form soaps which cause emulsions. These emulsions cause a yield loss of 1-1.5% or 160-240 Million lb/yr of soybean oil alone. The purpose of this project is to improve yields in vegetable oil processing with a novel non-disp ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. Efficacy of Manganese Peroxidase Produced from Maize in Pulp Bleaching

    SBC: Applied Biotechnology Institute, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The pulp and paper industry require the removal or bleaching of lignin as an important manufacturing step for many of their products. Chemical bleaching is the preferred current process for whitening because of its relatively low cost. The bleaching process uses large amounts of chlorinated and caustic chemicals to brighten raw pulp which is brown in color due to the presence of residual lignin. D ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Evaluating Various Inclusion Rates of Pine Wood Chips in Finished Compost When Used as an Erosion Control Product

    SBC: Compost Wizard            Topic: N/A

    Overabundance of fiber from young trees derived from first thinnings with little or no market is a serious problem for the timber industry as well as private landowners. Because of this, many private landowners fail to conduct appropriate timber management which in turn causes reductions in stand volume, increased risk of insect and/or disease from reduced stand vigor, reduced browse for wildlife ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Time-Release Termite Control Coatings for Concrete Foundations

    SBC: Environment Services and Products            Topic: N/A

    Formosan termites are cellulose eating subterranean insects that build colonies in the soil and cause billions of dollars of damage every year. They invade buildings from beneath by cracks in the foundation or by constructing mud tubes over concrete foundation walls to reach wood. Anti-termite treatment under and around building foundations with persistent pesticides was effective and long-lived. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Microbiological Water Purifiers for Rural Communities

    SBC: Johnson Research & Development Co Inc            Topic: N/A

    This proposal addresses the needs of the more than 25 million Americans dependant on the current supply of water from USEPA non-compliant community or private well sources for day-to-day drinking water. Rural communities have a need for a water purification technology that is superior in performance to currently available technology. Citizens risk disease and/or death when exposed to water that is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Phase II Research and Development of the Manufacturing Systems for Muscadine Grape Extracts and Nutraceutical Products

    SBC: Jacob W. Paulk Farms, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Muscadine grapes are indigenous to the warm, humid climate of the south. The GA Ag. Experiment Station and the USDA introduced improved varieties of muscadine cultivars which have been grown commercially for about 30 years. Muscadines are harvested from August to October; fresh muscadines are marketed for only 6-8 weeks per year. The predominant markets for muscadines include the fresh fruit marke ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Uniform Strategy for Decontamination of Stored Food

    SBC: Lynntech Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The impact of acute and chronic disease via exposure to pathogens and chemical contaminants in food as well as financial losses incurred from such contaminants is significant. In an effort to increase the safety of foods, many intervention strategies have been developed, though none have been successful for uniform reduction of diverse food-derived chemical and biological contaminants in foods. Oz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Indoor Intensive Zero Exchange Shrimp Production

    SBC: MAGNOLIA SHRIMP, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Development of effective marine RAS systems will be beneficial to both large-scale commercial aquaculture, and small farm/niche market aquaculture, since these systems can be employed to raise a wide range of species. In effect, using an RAS type system allows almost any type of culturing environment to be created, since the water is recycled and can be recycled completely only adding water to rep ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Improved, GC-O Based, Malodor Assessment of Swine CAFO's with Novel Air Sampling Technology

    SBC: Microanalytics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Investigative odor research work to date indicates that with increasing distance from high-density swine feeder operations the residual odor is increasingly caused by a limited number of high priority odorous volatile chemicals. These character defining odorants appear to be dominated by compounds of relatively low volatility and high polarity. Recent work suggests that, as previously shown for hi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Rapid Pen Side Diagnostic Test for Classical Swine Fever

    SBC: Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    1. CSF is a highly contagious viral disease of swine. 2. The US is free of this disease; however, the disease is widespread in most islands of the Caribbean Sea, and in Mexico, and Central and South America. 3. Either enhancement of presently available tests or development of newer tests is of utmost importance. 4. The US must be prepared to protect its swine industry from the threat of either ina ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture

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