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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. NDT of Fracture Toughness for Pipeline Steels

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: 180PH1

    Fracture toughness is the material parameter that, along with applied loading and flaw geometry, dictates the critical crack size, and therefore controls the flaw size that must be detected during inspections. A major challenge facing pipeline operators is that many pipelines are old, making their structural integrity uncertain, and that material pedigree of the pipeline steel is unknown. Therefor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2020 Department of Transportation
  2. 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
  3. Extended Release Delivery of Volatile Essential Oils to Control Fungal Pests Post-Harvest

    SBC: Hazel Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    50% of produce goes uneaten. Loss in the produce supply chain costs $80B eachyear in the United States and represents a tremendous waste of key natural resources:land water and energy. A major cause of loss in the agricultural supply chain is spoilagebrought on by fungi and bacteria. Post-harvest pathogenic damage can be mitigated bya variety of strategies such as applying fungicides ozone chlorin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Temperate: Advancing Greater Resilience to Climate Variability in Rural Communities

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 86

    The socioeconomic geographic and demographic characteristics of rural and tribal communities putthem at even greater risk of environmental variations than their urban or suburban counterparts; thereforethey need different data-driven tools to help them increase community resilience. To facilitate long-termadaptation planning these communities need affordable flexible software applications that can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Use of aerial imagery analysis to optimize pineapple harvestng

    SBC: INTELINAIR, INC.            Topic: 813

    Specialty crops such as pineapple and other tropical fruits beverage and nut crops are importantcomponents of the economy of Hawaii the subtropical areas of the mainland U.S. and many othertropical areas around the world. Significant opportunities exist to improve productivity harvestefficiency and reduce in-field losses by the application and integration of new technologies. Onesuch example is to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of a Cost-Effective Method to Control Bacterial Contamination of Biofuel Ethanol Fermentation Using Lytic Enzymes

    SBC: Algenol Biotech LLC            Topic: 88

    This application describes research to further advance an innovative algal-based productionsystem for the manufacture of a suite of novel biobased ingredients for sustainable andenvironmentally advantaged skin care products. Specifically we propose the mass cultivation ofgenetically enhanced photosynthetic algae (cyanobacteria) in specialized photobioreactors(PBRs) to produce mycosporine-like amin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. The Green Processing of a Novel FDA Exempt ("Natural") Food Color Additive.

    SBC: Persea Naturals LLC            Topic: 85

    Consumers are demanding replacement of synthetic food colors with compounds from naturalsources. We have prepared a stable water-soluble yellow-red extract from avocado seeds.AvoColor® has favorable colorant properties in a variety of food systems. Structural analysisidentified the major pigment as a novel glycosylated benzotropone. The overall goal of theproposed studies is to commercialize a "g ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Treetective: Using Panoramic, Ground-Level Imagery for Virtual Tree Inventories

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 81

    The goal of this research is to enable users to take advantage of panoramic ground-level imagery toremotely discern the presence of street trees in their neighborhoods and to derive the geographiccoordinates and baseline data on tree species or genus diameter and condition that can be used tosupport future planting initiatives and best management practices.By providing an alternative totraditional ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. NDT of Fracture Toughness for Pipeline Steels

    SBC: Fbs, Inc.            Topic: 180PH1

    NDT of Fracture Toughness for Pipeline Steels 3/16/2018 Ultrasound-based technology to nondestructively determine fracture toughness of pipeline steels will be developed. Fracture toughness is the material parameter that, along with applied loading and flaw geometry, dictates the critical crack size, and therefore controls the flaw size that must be detected during inspections. A major challeng ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Transportation
  10. Ethanol Dual-Fuel Engine Retrofits to Displace Diesel Usage in Farm Equipment

    SBC: ClearFlame Engines, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Diesel engines are critical to the agriculture sector--and in many other applications--due to their strong performance and vaunted durability. However, despite their many benefits, these engines are tied to the dirty emissions and price volatility of Diesel fuel. This Diesel dependence puts pressure on manufacturers to meet increasingly stringent emissions standards, and forces users to accept inc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
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