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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. Non-Corrosive Propionate Based Road Deicer

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Develop a fermentation process capable of economically converting agricultural by-products (biomass wastes containing sugars and starches) to a biodegradable, non-corrosive road deicer. The process developed in this work will support energy conservation and sound environmental management policies by enhancing the utilization of byproducts from agricultural operations in the production of a value-a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture
  2. Plastics Recycling: Using Agricultural Residues to Improve Performance II

    SBC: Agro-Plastics, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The goal of this Phase II SBIR is to commercialize the process to use wheat straw fibers as a means to improve the characteristics of commingled plastic. The Phase I research proved the feasibility of using wheat straw as a filler for commingled plastic. However, in order to commercialize the process, hurdles still need to be overcome in order to have a In order to reach this goal the following ob ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture
  3. NEAR FIELD EFFECT TONERS FOR IMPROVED DEINKING PERFORMANCE

    SBC: AVEKA, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available Paper recycling continues to increase in the United States, with public support and legislative mandates helping boost recycling of all paper grades. Office waste paper is a significant source of high grade paper fiber for recycling, but is currently underutilized, due to the challenges of fully removing xerographic and laser printer toner. These so called *laser inks* are designed t ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
  4. In-Tentionally Accessible Universal Vestibule and Tent

    SBC: BLUE SKY DESIGNS INC            Topic: N/A

    Commercially available tents and vestibules are relatively inaccessible to people who use mobility devices or those with dexterity limitations. The objectives of this project are to develop and test tent-related technology which results in a vestibule and a combined tent and vestibule accessible to people of varying abilities, including people with mobility, dexterity, cognitive and visual impairm ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture
  5. PRECISE INJECTION OF NH3 USING PULSE-WIDTH MODULATION METERING

    SBC: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Not Available Anhydrous ammonia (NH3), a heavily used nitrogen fertilizer, is a volatile gas which flashes at -40 F. It is handles as pressurized liquid and difficult to meter accurately and dispense. Its low cost, due to inexpensive energy, has encouraged wasteful over-application rather than investment in currently costly and ineffective application control systems. Ammonia costs will increase w ...

    SBIR Phase II 1999 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of a Certified Quality System for Small Poultry Marketing Groups

    SBC: RAINBOW ORGANIC FARMS CO            Topic: N/A

    The Good Natured Family Farms community-based poultry alliance will be used as a test case to develop safe, repeatable, and efficient methods for providing bulk and prepackaged whole and cut-up free-range chicken that is judged by consumers to be superior to commodity chicken in appearance and taste. These methods will be incorporated into an ISO-9000-based quality system suitable for use by small ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture

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