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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. Optical Device for Sorting Particles by Size

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: NA

    This Phase II SBIR project will continue the development of an optical sorter that will be used to estimate drop sizes in sprays. The optical sorter will determine the size of drops in the 0.1 to 10 microns range. Drops in this size range are prevalent in the automobile industry, where the fuel injection pressures have increased tremendously over the past two decades. These newer injectors provide ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Developing and Improving Commercial Marine Algal Culture in the United States

    SBC: Maine Fresh Sea Farms, LLC            Topic: 811F

    Maine Fresh Sea Farms (MFSF) will build a multi-species, multi-season prototype farm with the goal of having crops of fresh sea vegetables available throughout the year. What isn’t utilized fresh will be dried for longer-term storage and used in other products. Our team will gather data on water quality, nutrients, light levels, and hydrodynamics to assemble profiles of key parameters that deter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  3. Improving Commercial Fish Meal Free Aquaculture Diets

    SBC: Bell Aquaculture            Topic: 92

    Domestic US aquaculture is moving toward fishmeal replacement in aquafeeds with a variety of alternative protein sources including plant-based, terrestrial and marine proteins. In our Phase I work we showed the feasibility of modifying the protein quality of several alternate protein sources, specifically animal byproduct meals, and its potential significant impacts on marine fish production. Th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  4. Development of Native Kelp Culture System Technologies to Support Sea Vegetable Aquaculture in New England Coastal Waters

    SBC: Ocean Approved, LLC            Topic: 817

    This Phase II research expands Phase I research on Saccharina latissima and is to design and develop “seed” nursery methodologies for the development of commercial-scale production of juvenile kelp plants including Alaria esculenta and Laminaria digitata. The project objectives include: 1. Isolate and maintain cultures of New England species of Alaria esculenta and laminaria digitata to be use ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of CommerceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  5. Wave Energy Conversion to power offshore Aquaculture Operations

    SBC: Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8113

    Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc. (OFT) proposes to continue investigating using ocean wave energy in the form of compressed air to power open ocean aquaculture operations.   In Phase I, OPT designed, built and began testing an affordable and efficient wave energy converter (WEC) that generated and stored compressed air.  In Phase II OFT will demonstrate using compressed air from an imp ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Commerce
  6. High Pressure Specimen Chamber

    SBC: TECHSHOT, INC.            Topic: 814

    Even today as a highly technical and advanced world civilization, the physiology of deep sea fish and invertebrates continues to remain mysterious and poorly known.  Past specimen containers fail to either have the size or volume needed or lack the robustness for high pressure containment of in many cases, lack the repeatability necessary to ensure a reasonable lifetime of continuous use.&nbs ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Commerce
  7. Development and Manufacturing of Lightweight Textile Fire Barrier for Furniture and Mattresses

    SBC: Tex Tech Industries Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Through this NIST SBIR program, Tex Tech Industries is developing furniture and mattress fire blocking materials. Fire barrier methods are necessary to protect furniture and mattresses from fire. In Phase I, Tex Tech used a variety of fibers to make and evaluate fibers for fire barriers. In Phase II, Tex Tech proposed to continue to develop a fire protection barrier from textiles that can potentia ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  8. Automation of Fish Net Pen Operations

    SBC: Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 8114

    Open-ocean finfish aquaculture presents many challenges including net handling, scuba diving in adverse conditions, maintenance, and feeding. In Phase I, Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc. successfully demonstrated the feasibility of pen rotation, which is essential to maintaining a fish pen offshore. Phase II will develop a prototype automated operations system for marine finfish net pens. Automate ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Commerce
  9. Aquaculture: Disease Diagnostics and Control

    SBC: Maine BioTek, Inc.            Topic: 8111

    A Multivalent Bacterial Vaccine for Atlantic Cod

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Commerce
  10. Development of Grow-out Techniques for Juvenile Green Sea Urchins

    SBC: R.J. Peacock Canning Company            Topic: 841

    This SBIR Phase 2 project looks to develop and further refine the culture conditions to optimize the growth of juvenile green sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis), a commercial species not previously cultured as juveniles. We will develop an alternative technology for the New England fishery which now depends only on the harvest of wild urchins. Sea urchin roe is a delicacy in Japan t ...

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Department of Commerce

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