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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. A Computational Tool for Design and Operation of Coolers/Dryers for Feed Pellets

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Cooling and drying of feed pellets are the most important operations in the feed manufacturing industry. These operations are carried out simultaneously, in a single machine, by passing ambient air through a moving bed of pellets. However, simultaneous control of both these processes is very difficult. Overdrying of pellets is a common problem that costs several million dollars to feed processi ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Department of Agriculture
  2. A Scalable Environmental Controller with Integrated Solar Thermal Storage and Extraction for Field Protected Agriculture

    SBC: Scenic Valley Farm LLC            Topic: 812

    High Tunnels (commonly called poly tunnels or hoop houses) are a type of field protected agriculture. They are essentially an intermediary between the full environmental risk-taking of outdoor production, and the controlled conditions, and relatively high energy use, of a conventional greenhouse. There are hundreds of thousands of acres in cultivation under high tunnels across the world. Domestica ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  3. Anaerobic Production of biohydrogen from food and Agricultural waste

    SBC: HANSEN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC            Topic: 811

    Despite its clean and green nature when utilized in fuel cells and other devices, most hydrogen is currently produced primarily from non-renewable sources, such as natural gas, oil, and coal. Anaerobic digestion provides a potentially improved alternative to manufacturing hydrogen from petroleum and natural gas. Anaerobic digesters can produce hydrogen from inexpensive and renewable energy sources ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. COMPONENTS OF PARASITIC WASP VENOMS USEFUL FOR CONTROL OF INSECT PESTS

    SBC: Natural Products Research,            Topic: N/A

    WE PROPOSE A PHASE I PROGRAM TO EVALUATE THE INSECTICIDAL PROPERTIES AND COMPONENTS OF CERTAIN PARASITIC WASP VENOMS. MOST INSECTS, INCLUDING MOST IMPORTANT CROP PESTS. ARE ATTACKED BY ONE OR MORE SPECIES OF PARASITIC WASPS. THE VENOMS OF PARASITIC WASPS ARE KNOWN TO HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF EFFECTS ON THEIR HOSTS, INCLUDING PARALYSIS, GROWTH REGULATION, AND SUPPRESSION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. THE BASE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Agriculture
  5. COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF VENTILATION SYSTEMS FOR LIVESTOCK BUILDINGS

    SBC: INNOVATIVE RESEARCH, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING CONFINED ANIMALS DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE PRODUCTIVITY OF THE LIVESTOCKINDUSTRY. A GOOD VENTILATION SYSTEM, WHICH CONTROLS THIS ENVIRONMENT, IS ESSENTIAL FOR MANTAINING THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF ANIMALS AND WORKERS IN THE LIVESTOCK BUILDINGS. HOWEVER, THE DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF SUCH A SYSTEM IS A COMPLICATED PROCESS. IT INVOLVES OPTIMIZATION OF VARIOUS GOVERNING PARAMETER ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  6. Corn Stover Sorbent Granules

    SBC: CLEAN PLUS, INC.            Topic: 86

    Oil and coolant drips, leaks and spills from vehicles, machines, oil transfer units and a myriad of business and personal activities account for nearly 36% of petroleum waste that is polluting the Nations surface water, ground water, surface soil and sub-soil. (U.S. Department of the Interior Minerals Management Service, 2009). The usual clean up method of these drips and spills, on a hard surface ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. DEVELOPING A CHICKEN MHC TYPING TEST USING DNA AMPLIFICATION AND OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES

    SBC: GENTRA SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THE UNDERLAYING HEREDITARY NATURE OF THE CHICKEN'S IMMUNOLOGICAL STATUS IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE FOR FURTHERING THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESPONSE OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AS WELL AS FOR MAXIMIZING THE EFFICIENCY OF POULTRY PRODUCTION. FOR THESE REASONS THERE IS A STRONG SCIENTIFIC AND COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN TYPING THE MAJOR HISTROCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX (MHC OR B COMPLEX). THUS FAR MOST MHC TYPING HAS BEE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Agriculture
  8. DEVELOPING EQUIPMENT WHICH WILL BRING E911 TO RURAL AMERICA

    SBC: Telident Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A PHASE I SBIR PROJECT TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING THE EQUIPMENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE ENHANCED 911 EMERGENCY SERVICE TO RURAL COMMUNITIES. THE PROPOSED PROJECT CONTAINS TWO AREAS: (1) TO MODIFY THE EXISTING PATENTED STATUS RECOGNITIONED UNIT (SRU) TO PERFORM THE TANDEM FUNCTION ON A LOCAL BASIS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES; AND (2) TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP AN AUTOMATED LOCATION IDENTIFICATI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of Agriculture
  9. DEVELOPMENT OF A RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS GAUGE

    SBC: Terra Tek Inc.            Topic: N/A

    QUANTITATIVE VERIFICATION OF THE RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS FIELD WHICH CREATES THE CONTAINMENT CAGE IS NEEDED TO ASSESS THE FACTOR OF SAFETY AGAINST HYDRAULIC FRACTURING FROM THE CAVITY WALL. PHASE I WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBLITY OF DEVELOPING A PASSIVE STRESS GAUGE, ABSENT OF ACTIVE INSTRUMENTATION, AND CAPABLE OF RECORDING THE RESIDUAL IN-SITU STRESS FIELD IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE NUCLEAR DEVICE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1991 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL PLASMA MEMBRANE INTRINSIC TO IMPROVED WATER SENSOR

    SBC: NeoMecs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    THERE IS A RECOGNIZED NEED, IN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND IRRIGATION FARMING, TO DEVISE IMPROVED INSTRUMENTS FOR MEASURING PLANT AND SOIL WATER POTENTIAL. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH HAS THE OVERALL AND LONG-TERM GOAL OF CONTRIBUTING TO THE REDUCTION OF WATER USED IN IRRIGATION AND INCREASING CROP YIELDS. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ARE: 1) DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEPOSITING CUSTOMIZED PLASMA POLYMER MEMB ...

    SBIR Phase II 1994 Department of Agriculture

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