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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. Novel Pathway For The Synthesis Of 1-Hexanol From Biomass-Derived Sugars

    SBC: ZYMOCHEM INC            Topic: 88

    1-hexanol is a widely used intermediate chemical with applications in the perfume, food, chemicals ?and polymer industry. It can be dehydrated to make 1-hexene which is widely used a co-monomer for polyethylene applications. Current industrial production of 1-hexanol uses petroleum based feedstocks and involves several steps that are carried out at high temperatures and high pressures, making the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  2. Biobased Semiochemical Production From a New American Industrial Oil Crop

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 88

    Semiochemicals, especially pheromones, are of critical importance to integrated pest and vector management. Some pheromones, however, are too expensive, costing over $50,000/kg. This makes them far too costly for many control agencies to use in aggressive management regimes, as the required quantities for effective formulations are high. The development of a synthetic process to convert low cost b ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  3. Semiochemical Management of the Cranberry Fruitworm and Blackheaded Fireworm for the Small Cranberry Grower

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Cranberries are a native North American fruit; domesticated in Massachusetts in the early 1800's and are currently vital to numerous small and mid-size U.S. farmers. Cranberry production is a particularly important component of the economy in many states, including Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Moreover, cranberries are the top fruit crop in Wisconsin, grossing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. Cost-Effective Mycotoxin Detection for Dairy Cattle Feed

    SBC: Epicentre Technologies Corporation            Topic: 83

    A small number of mycotoxins released by mold infestation in dairy cattle feed lots are responsible for most cases of acute diarrhea in cattle. It is common for feed to be contaminated with more than one species of mycotoxin, so it is important to have a screening tool that is rapid, reliable, cost-effective, and sensitive to different toxins.The proposed cattle feed mycotoxin detection system wil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. Microbial production of a high-value chemical from lignocellusic sugars

    SBC: Lygos, Inc.            Topic: 88

    Lygos develops technologies for the production of chemicals from renewable raw materials, mainly sugar. Specifically, Lygos' scientists engineer microbes that grow in fermentation tanks to consume sugar and produce a target chemical, which is then purified from the fermenter for sale. Lygos' technology provides a method to produce the same chemicals currently made from petroleum but at bot ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. SPLAT TK: Semiochemical Control of the Deer Tick

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Ixodes scapularis is a species of tick, commonly referred to as deer tick, it is of major medical and veterinary significance throughout the northeastern United States due to its capacity to transmit tick borne diseases like Lyme disease and several other zoonotic pathogens. The increasing incidence of transmission of these tick-borne disease, in both animals and humans necessitates a control prod ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Aztech: Educational software for rural schools serving English language learners

    SBC: JULIA GROUP, THE            Topic: 86

    Aztech Games addresses a key national priority, "Development of technologies and services that specifically address the needs of youth and the low-income sector of the rural population" through software designed to raise the mathematics achievement of English language learners in rural communities. As this subgroup continues to rise as a proportion of the population, addressing the educational nee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Smart UV Exposure System for Preventing Fruit Spoilage

    SBC: Epicentre Technologies Corporation            Topic: 813

    As the production of fruits and vegetables increases with the fast growth of consumption in general, post-harvest spoilage is a growing issue for the agricultural industry and for the cost to consumers. A large percentage of all fruits and vegetables produced is lost due to spoilage, making development of new methods and technologies for preservation more important than ever. The proposed smart UV ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Optimized Crop Irrigation Using a Cost-Effective in-situ NMR Soil Water Probe

    SBC: ONE RESONANCE SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 84

    This project is aimed at developing a new type of tool for measuring the water content of soil. Knowledge of water content is important for irrigation management, enabling higher crop yields while reducing water and fertilizer consumption and runnoff. Existingmethodsof measuringsoil water contentall have shortcomings. Our goal is to demonstrate a tool based on NMR technology that will not have the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. Agricultural Air Pollution Monitor

    SBC: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION            Topic: 84

    Agriculture contributes significantly to emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, including the primary and secondary emissions of PM. In the United States, agricultural emissions play an important role in several atmospherically mediated processes of environmental and public health concerns. These atmospheric processes affect local and regional environmental quality, including odor, PM ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture

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