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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. ???Organic Acid Formulations for Wood Protection: Inhibition of Mold and Decay Fungi???

    SBC: SUMMERDALE, INC.            Topic: 81

    Summerdale, Inc. and Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) will focus on above-ground applications of waterborne preservatives for indoor and outdoor residential lumber. Specifically, fatty acid-based formulations +/- adjuvants will be targeted for use on a) indoor lumber and wood composites and b) exterior residential (above ground) such as decking. However, further Phase II development of outdoor res ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 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 novel process for converting wood chips into improved composite boards, chemcials, and fuels.

    SBC: BIOPULPING INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Medium Density Fiberboard or MDF industry in North America is facing many challenges, largely as a result of the weak housing market. Residential construction is 20 percent below 2006 levels and it is not likely that an improvement will happen before mid 2008. Rising imports of secondary wood products from China and other low costs countries also have a detrimental impact on the North American ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Novel Sulfite Pretreatment Process (SPORL) for Efficient Biochemical Conversion of Woody Biomass to Bioethanol

    SBC: BIOPULPING INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: 81

    The SPORL process consists of reacting wood chips with a solution of calcium, magnesium, or sulfite at elevated temperatures for a short time, and then size reducing the resulting material using a disk refiner to generate fibrous substrate for subsequent saccharification and fermentation. The work is a collaborative effort between industry, university, and federal agencies. Forest biomass is a ver ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 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. An Innovative Cost-Effective Active Warning System for Improved Safety at Rural Railroad Crossings

    SBC: Central Signal LLC            Topic: N/A

    More than 60% of U.S. highway-railroad crossing accident fatalities occur at passive rural railroad crossings. Federal and State highway authorities are searching for effective, safe and low-cost active signal devices for these crossings. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that it would cost more than $14 billion to upgrade all passive grade crossings with conventional active rail ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 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. Broadband Telecommunications for Rural America

    SBC: Hiercomm Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Many rural areas and related small communities are on the lower side of a digital divide that separates areas with and without the telecommunications infrastructure necessary to compete in today's global economy. This project will deploy a partial broadband wireless network in Rusk County, Wisconsin to demonstrate the efficacy of such a system in a low density, low income county in Northern Wiscon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Chemical/Biological Agent Non-Intrusive Detection

    SBC: Brandt Innovative Technologies, Inc.            Topic: DTRA05005

    We propose to construct and test a prototype system capable of non-invasively probing the characteristics of material properties using acoustical waves through thermal conversion of a remote laser pulse. The advantages of proposed system as an inspection and identification technique are: 1) Non-contact: Sensor does not require contact with container 2) Stand-off: Sensor could be located many meter ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Commercially Viable Out-of-Season Spawning Technologies to Improve Yellow Perch Fingerling Production

    SBC: Coolwater Aquaculture, LLC            Topic: N/A

    An important aquaculture industry is developing in the Great Lakes region for yellow perch (Perca flavescens). The primary problem constraining the expansion of this industry is the high cost of fingerlings, which represents more than 35% of total operating costs for growout producers. Yellow perch normally spawn only once each year and fingerling ponds are only used for 6-8 weeks in the spring to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture

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