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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. DEVELOPMENT OF A FAST SCREEN (ON-SITE) ANALYTICAL ASSAY FOR PYRIDINE HERBICIDES IN ANIMAL WASTE AND COMPOST

    SBC: ABRAXIS, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    The object of this proposal is to develop a new analytical method (lateral flow immunochromatographic device) for the rapid and on-site detection of pyridine carboxylic acid herbicides (aminopyralid, clopyralid, picloram and triclopyr) in compost and animal waste. The availability of a screening method to determine if compost is safe to be used in crops and ornamental flowers will greatly help pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  2. Low Cost Fuel Grade Ethanol

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There continues to be need for production of fuel grade ethanol (FGE) from biomass. This has many advantages including: development of fuel independence; zero net greenhouse gas emissions; strengthen U.S. agricultural base; and excellent replacement for MTBE as oxygenate. CMS has identified novel membrane systems and novel processes for reducing the cost for drying fuel grade ethanol (FGE). Limite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. Venting of Underground Storage Tanks Containing Ethanol-Gasoline Blends

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Fugitive emissions of VOCs from gasoline marketing facilities are an energy, safety and environmental issue. All new vehicles made after the year 2000 must have an Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery System (ORVR) which increase fugitive emissions of refueling stations because of interface between ORVR vehicles and gasoline station underground storage systems (UST). The increase of VOCs is attributed ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  4. Solvent recovery from vegetable oil miscella by novel solvent-resistant nanofiltration membranes

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Vegetable oil is commonly extracted from oil seeds using hexane. Separation of oil and solvent (hexane) from this extracted mixture (known as miscella) is usually carried out by solvent evaporation or distillation. Solvent recovery from miscella consumes about 50% of the total energy required for the edible oil production. Solvent evaporation is an energy intensive operation and explosive vapors i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  5. Development of a scalable production system for expansin proteins for use in converting cellulosic biomass to biofuel.

    SBC: Expansyn Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    In the 2007 State of the Union address, President Bush called for 35 billion gallons of alternative fuel use in the US by 2017 which would replace 20% of the nation's petroleum consumption. It is apparent that this goal cannot be achieved with existing technology and existing feedstocks alone. New technology is needed to improve the conversion of non-grain (cellulosic) feedstocks. In the US, total ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. An Advanced Information System for Timely Assessments of International Crop Market Opportunities

    SBC: GDA CORP            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem In order to provide timely and reliable assessments of the global crop market, it is necessary to move from limited, in situ crop assessments to operational crop monitoring on regional and global scales with multi-temporal remotely sensed (RS) data. Due to timeliness requirements and large volumes of imagery needed for operational agricultural monitoring, it is important that ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Need for and feasibility of designing, producing and marketing agricultural tools & equipment for women

    SBC: GREEN HERON TOOLS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The number of female farmers in the U.S. is on the rise, indicating a need for agricultural equipment that is safe and easy to use for women. Between 1997 and 2002, the total number of U.S. farms declined by almost 4%, yet the number of farms whose principal operators were women increased by 13%. Between 2002 and 2007, the number of farms run by women increased by an even larger 29%, compared with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Novel Solid Catalysts and Alternative Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production

    SBC: MATSON & ASSOCIATES, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    This research examines the use of solid metal catalysts to solve two interrelated problems associated with current biodiesel process technologies: the use of toxic chemicals in the conventional production process and the economic feasibility of processing feedstock with high water and free fatty acid content. The potential gains include the reduction of toxic chemicals in the process, the eliminat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Slow Release Non-Toxic Antifouling Additives for Coatings Used in Aquaculture

    SBC: LIG SCIENCES , INC            Topic: N/A

    There is a tremendous need within the aquaculture industry for a durable, effective antifouling coating that is non-toxic and is ecologically acceptable. The successful development of slow release, non-toxic antifouling coating additives for aquaculture equipment will significantly impact the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of aquaculture industries by extending equipment life, generat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  10. NanoBiocides for Wood-Based Construction Materials

    SBC: LIG SCIENCES , INC            Topic: N/A

    The U.S. forest products industry had sales of $262B in 1997, of which two thirds was used for building construction. The use of wood for home construction is an effective, efficient, environmentally friendly, renewable construction material. A key issue in using wood materials in construction is their susceptibility to mold, fungi, and termite infestation resulting in over $10B combined damage pe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
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