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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 June, 2020.

  1. Effective Reduction of Ammonia in Poultry Facilities

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: 83

    We are developing a portable photocatalytic air purifier for reduction of ammonia levels in poultryhouses. This will be effective regardless environmental conditions integrate with existingventilation equipment enable cleaner air for improved poultry productivity and weight gains andhave a cost payback of about one year. Our approach will reduce the number of air changes neededto maintain indoor a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. Developing a non-contact, fault detection system for airblast-type orchard and vineyard sprayers with simplistic visual operator interface

    SBC: APPLICATION INSIGHT, LLC            Topic: 813

    Nozzle clogging on orchard and vineyard sprayers is a problem that often isn't addressed until the nozzle(or multiple nozzles) are inoperable to the point that an operator can visually detect the fault. By then anunknown portion of the field has been sprayed inadequately since the fault was not immediately detected.We propose a technology that continually monitors a sprayer via imaging and which w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a high pressure chemical delivery system for aerial application platforms

    SBC: APPLICATION INSIGHT, LLC            Topic: 813

    This project's goal is to reduce spray drift from aerial applications while at the same timesignificantly increase the efficiency and profitability of aerial applicators. The project willachieve this objective through development of a scalable commercial-scale high pressurechemical delivery system designed to mount on most any piloted fixed or rotary-wing aircraftand potentially larger Unmanned Ae ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development and expansion of closed containment oyster feedlots at non-coastal sites

    SBC: Maine Shellfish Developers LLC            Topic: 812

    Approximately 900 million oysters are consumed annually in the U.S. withaquaculture making up 95%+ of all U.S. production. Yet growth of oyster farming offshorewhile expanding somewhat over the past decade is not keeping up with consumer demand. Oneexpert estimates it will take at least another decade for Maine's harvests merely to double. Sincemost Atlantic oysters (Crassostrea virginica) start l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Empowering rural high school students to use local news as a knowledge source to make informed decision about their lives and rural communities.

    SBC: Thinking Habitats LLC            Topic: 86

    The project will research and develop an online learning module to increase the capacity of ruralhigh school students to use written local news reports as a knowledge source to make informeddecisions which will enable them to lead successful lives and contribute to the wellbeing of theircommunities. Over 66% of rural senior high school students in the U.S. do not have the readingcomprehension and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. IsoTruss Rural Cell Tower Development Project

    SBC: Isotruss Industries LLC            Topic: 86

    Rural communities suffer from many obstacles that prevent a constant rate of growthwith one of their most difficult problems being that their isolation makes the delivery set-updeployment and maintenance of new technologies rather difficult. Larger installations requiringthe use of helicopters and cranes to fully deploy such as most modern cell towers are alreadymonumental efforts that require hun ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. A Pyrolysis-Combustion Treatment for Hog Manure Lagoons to Improve Rural Flood Resilience

    SBC: Biomass Controls, LLC            Topic: 86

    U.S. hog farming is a $35 billion industry facing a pressing issue in the amount of manure theyproduce. A hog farm with 800000 hogs produces 1.6 million tons of waste per year more than thewaste produced by the city of Philadelphia. One popular manure management system is anaerobicmanure lagoons outdoor earthen basins filled with animal waste. However these lagoons areparticularly vulnerable to na ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Ethylene Permeation in Control of Fruit Ripening

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 85

    All fruits and vegetables generate ethylene.Even low concentrations of ethylene accelerate fruitripening.A process that removes ethylene as it is generated can play a central role in maintainingthe freshness of fruits and vegetables.Hence much effort and significant cost normally go into thecontrol of the atmosphere and temperature to which these fruits and vegetables are exposed largelyto reduce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Tangler OFM Technology, Advanced Mating Disruption That Provides for Rapid and Cost Effective Application

    SBC: Ridge Quest, Inc            Topic: 82

    Many factors acting together including concerns aboutworker safety food safety pesticide resistance and new regulations governing pesticides haveheightened grower awareness to reduce insecticide inputs and increase reliance on biopesticides.Foremost among the forces leading to change is the need to reduce input costs in order tomaintain economic viability. Mating disruption is among the most effec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of a Small-Scale HTST Milk Processing Line for Small and Mid-Size Dairy Farms

    SBC: Atlantic Corporation            Topic: 812

    Project Description and Objectives:The overarching goal of this SBIR project is to develop a cost-effective, small-scale milk processing line for HTST pasteurization as a pathway to increased revenue and profitability for small and mid-size dairy farms. Intensive research will answer critical questions in two key areas: 1) Technical Feasibility - analysis of currently available processing line com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
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