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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

    SBC: Oregon Soil Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Not Available Disposal of organic wastes, including animal, food garden and industrial wastes, is expensive and can create environmental problems. High technology vermicomposting systems can convert such wastes into valuable horticultural growth media or soil amendments. The value of these to the horticultural industry was demonstrated clearly in Phase I research. The Oregon Soil Corporation has o ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
  3. A Low Cost Electrocatalytic Sensor for ppb Determination of Ethylene in Air


    Ethylene gas released from fruit, vegetables, and flowers, during post-harvest storage and transportation, results in over ripening and spoilage. The current project focuses on the development of an affordable, yet accurate ethylene sensor for monitoring the stage of ripening and prevention of ethylene-induced spoilage.

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Novel Cyclodextrin-Based Adsorption Process for Natural Products Purification

    SBC: Chemica Technologies, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Plants are increasingly being used to provide industry with high-value chemicals, biochemicals, and drugs. This proposal focuses on the isolation and purification of specific components in plant-derived oils. For example, L-menthod is a valuable chemical that is the major component of peppermint oil. L-Menthol is widely used in the flavoring of chewing gums, candies, desserts, and beverages; an ...

    SBIR Phase II 1997 Department of Agriculture
  5. 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
  6. Adsorbent Process for Restoration of Agricultural Wastewater

    SBC: ReyTech Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The overall goal of this Phase II program is the develop an efficient adsorbent technology for removal of nitrates and other agricultural-based contaminants in ground water, urban water supplies, and other water sources. Agricultural chemicals are a major source of pollution of surface water and aquifers rendering water supplies in many agricultural areas unsuitable for human consumption. The pres ...

    SBIR Phase II 2000 Department of Agriculture
  7. Advancing remote sensing approaches to measure water yield, identify ecological forest restoration priorities, and promote watershed investment opportunities in fire prone watersheds in California.

    SBC: Blue Forest Conservation, LLC            Topic: 81

    Forests across the Western U.S. are at a tipping point - overgrowth, a warming climate, drought, and insect infestations have ravaged tens of millions of acres of land, increasing the risk of wildfire and threatening water resources, air quality, communities, homes, and habitat. Forest restoration (the strategic removal of brush and shrubs and the selective thinning of trees to return forests to a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture

    SBC: GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC.            Topic: 81

    Red alder is the predominant commercial hardwood species of the Pacific Northwest. It is an early successional species that rapidly regenerates following fire or clearcutting and normally precedes the establishment of the historically preferred Douglas-fir. As such, past conifer forestry management practices were designed to speed the transition to Douglas-fir through alder eradication efforts. Co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. An Improved Process for Production of Natural Carotene

    SBC: Chemica Technologies, Inc            Topic: N/A

    Beta-Carotene is widely used in the food industry as a food colorant and vitamin supplement, and it is rapidly gaining popularity for its reported anti-cancer potency. Medical studies indicates that Beta-carotene is preventative and sometimes terapeutic against malignant tumors, lung cancer, colon cancer, esophagus cancer, and skin cancer. It is the focus of this proposal to develop a new separa ...

    SBIR Phase II 1996 Department of Agriculture
  10. Anaerobic Production of biohydrogen from food and Agricultural waste


    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

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