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  1. Processing of Poultry Manure for Fuel Gas Production

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural activities produce large quantities of animal wastes in the form of manures. Currently, the accumulation of manures from animal husbandry operations is a serious threat to water supplies. The technology for conversion of poultry manure into fuel gases by using heat can be integrated with internal combustion (IC) engines, microturnines, or fuel cells and have widespread agricultural us ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  2. Diversification Toward Cooperative Processing of Innovative Value-Added Apple Product

    SBC: Apple Acres Farm, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Apple sales (due to competition with Chinese imports) have dropped considerably causing many farms to close. A value added apple product has been invented, yet is inconsitant in its process. The purpose of this research is to find a method of creating and replicating Cider Syrup as a method to market apples while maintaining nutritive qualities of apples.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  3. Economical Nitrate Reduction From Drinking Water Sources

    SBC: Applied Process Technology, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Nitrates and associated contaminants in groundwater have increased greatly during the last fifty years as they have in the rest of the world. Nitrate poses a quantitative threat to United States groundwater that is greater than that of other contaminants with greater public attention. Nitrate has a high potential to migrate to groundwater and remain there because it is a stable, non-volatile, high ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Reverse Venturi Atomization Chamber


    Spray drift is one of the most significant issues presently facing agricultural applicators throughout the United States. In American agriculture, up to half of the crop production materials applied are delivered to the crop by air. However, material that drifts off-site is of concern. Material not applied to the target crop or pest is a financial loss for the farmer and a potential liability for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  5. Passive multi-view, multi-channel detection of highly obscured targets

    SBC: Arete Associates            Topic: NGA04001

    The goal of this Phase I SBIR is to define a set of algorithms that will detect and characterize static man-made objects highly obscured by foliage within multi-view, multi-channel optical data collected passively from UAVs or other aerial platforms. The proposed algorithm stream will be constructed so as to comprehend and mitigate real-world interfering effects such as clouds, smoke and haze. Dur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of DefenseNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  6. A New Method for Drying Wet Books Using Super Absorbent Polymers as Desiccant

    SBC: Artifex Equipment, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Water damage to library materials is an inherent problem for collections of books and documents. Wet books take many days to air dry. Commercial food freeze-drying has been used to remove moisture from wet books and has been instrumental in handling thousands of wet items as a result of floods and plumbing leaks. This method can cause collateral damage; material has to be moved off-site and can ta ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  7. Improved Quality Soy-oil Based Biodiesel Fuel

    SBC: BioPlastic Polymers and Composites, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The benefits of biodiesel have been well documented, however, problems related to fuel quality, filter plugging, injector failure, material compatibility, and fuel economy still remain and must be resolved before wide spread use of biodiesel can be addressed. Some of these problems are inter-related, but all are inherent to the composition of the biodiesel. In particular, the presence of double bo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  8. Eliminating Preharvest Dehiscence in Canola Using Genoplasty Technology

    SBC: Cibus Genetics LLC            Topic: N/A

    Preharvest dehiscence of Canola seed pods (shatter) is a process of agronomic importance that causes significant yield loss as well as carry over of a crop into the subsequent growing season. In Canola, pod shatter causes an annual yield loss of 20% and may result in losses of 50% under adverse weather conditions (MacLeod, 1981; Child and Evans, 1989). In real terms, shatter results in a yield los ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. Feasibility Assessment of a Pressure Sensor-Based Detection of a-Amylase Activity

    SBC: DISAN, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A primary factor governing the economic value of wheat to a grower is the amount of alpha-amylase present in the harvested wheat, since excessive alpha-amylase in processed grain degrades starch and flour quality. Levels of alpha-amylase depend on a variety of environmental and genetic factors. Pre-harvest sprouting occurs when nearly-ripe grain is exposed to excessive rainfall, which stimulates a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  10. A New Technology for the Rapid Detection and Quantification of Microorganisms in Food

    SBC: Ibis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A rapid, efficient method for determining the presence of a wide range of microorganisms in food is needed by the food industry. Knowing the identities of most of the organisms in the microbial population in a food would be helpful in prediction of the shelf-life and for clarification of safety issues. The technology described will allow suppliers to characterize, monitor, and quantify microorgani ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
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