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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 Biogas Heat Engine for Small to Mid-Sized Farms

    SBC: QUANTALUX, LLC            Topic: 812

    Non-technical Summary: The profitability of small and mid-sized dairy farms is strongly affected by increases in feed costs and energy costs. Unfortunately, farm operators have limited control of these factors, especially in the long term. New technology is needed to allow farmers to manage energy costs on their farms. One excellent solution is to use existing organic farm waste material to create ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A TIME-TEMPERATURE HISTORY SENSOR

    SBC: Neogen Corporation            Topic: N/A

    A DEVICE FOR MONITORING TIME TEMPERATURE HISTORY IS PROPOSED. THE SENSING COMPONENT OF THE DEVICE, UNLIKE OTHER COMPETING SENSORS, DOES NOT REQUIRE ELECTRONIC DATA RECOVERY OR HAVE A NARROW TEMPERATURE RANGE OF OPERATION. THE SENSOR FUNCTIONS BY USE OF A PROPRIETARY CHEMICAL REACTION TO STORE DATA OPTICALLY. THE COLOR CHANGE CAN BE READ VISIBLY BY AN INDIVIDUAL FOR QUALITATIVE RESULTS AND SUBSEQUE ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Department of Agriculture
  5. Advanced Rapid Non-destructive test method to determine chemical composition of concrete materials in the field

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 122FH2

    NMR offers comprehensive capabilities for quantitative investigation of the chemistry, structure and deterioration conditions of concrete. Single-sided NMR provides opportunities for nondestructive, spatially resolved field evaluation of concrete. A first-generation single-sided NMR system was developed in Phase I project, and its potential for investigation of concrete deterioration mechanisms wa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Transportation
  6. An Optimal Crop Residue Radiometer

    SBC: Earth Resources And            Topic: N/A

    There is a need for a simple, cost-effective procedure for making accurate estimates of crop residue in agricultural fields. The objectives of this Phase I effort is to conduct the research required to design a light-weight, affordable hand-held spectral radiometer and associated spectral algorithm for quickly making field estimates of percent crop residue cover. The specific tasks that will be ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. Automated High-Speed Inspection of Brown and Brown-Speckled Eggs in Production Processing to Detect and Classify Surface Contaminants

    SBC: Coherix, Inc.            Topic: 83

    An increasing proportion of eggs produced world-wide are brown or brown-speckled eggs. In addition, egg production methods, such as free-range and organic poultry cultivation methods, increase the variety of contaminants that can be deposited on eggs. Old technology that inspects white eggs has great difficulty in distinguishing contaminants from the brown surfaces and speckles on brown and brown- ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. Belt Shift Interlock Delay/Deaccelerator with Learning Curve Software to Increase Seatbelt Usage on Commercial Vehicles

    SBC: The Tenik Group Inc.            Topic: 07FM1

    Various methods for increasing seat belt usage have been investigated over the last several years including visual and audible warnings currently installed in today’s vehicles. In spite of these attempts, FMCSA research has shown that drivers of about 59% of commercial motor vehicles (those weighing 10,000 pounds or more that operate in interstate commerce) buckle their safety belts as compared ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Transportation
  10. Chemical-Resistant Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites Incorporating Bio-Based Ion Exchangers Derived from Agricultural Residues and Starches

    SBC: Technova Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Gass fiber composites suffer from early deterioration when exposed to alkaline environments. This project incorporates bio-based ion exchangers into the polymer matrix of glass fiber composites in order to neutralize aggressive chemicals and thus enhance the chemical resistance of composites.

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture

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