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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. Product Formulation and Process Design for Commercial Production of Soluable Phytosterols

    SBC: AKTIV-DRY            Topic: N/A

    Commercially available products rich in phytosterol may now be used to cut serum low-density lipoprotein by as much as 14 percent. Unfortunately, phytosterols are poorly soluble and therefore present unique problems concerning their ability to suppress cholesterol absorption in the gut. This impediment often leads to sub-optimal dosing and poor performance of phytosterol compounds and restricts th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Prototyping NUGGET: A Nutrient and Greenhouse Gas Evaluation Tool


    Farmers, crop consultants, and regulators are constantly faced with management/policy decisions that require the integration of current crop and soil conditions, and current and future weather conditions. Farmers and crop consultants must make these management decisions within a regulatory environment that is becoming more restrictive and complex. Regulators are forced to make policy recommendatio ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Control of Fruit Ripening


    Ethylene is a growth hormone for fruits and vegetables that is generated by the plants themselves; that is, it acts as a self-ripening agent. Hence, the removal of ethylene gas can play a central role in maintaining the freshness of these products. Whereas the temperature and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases are also important system variables that demand a significant economic invest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Enhanced Performance of Agriculture Based Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluids


    A. Water must be removed from biodegradable hydraulic fluids as they react with water and degrade insitu. B. Biodegradable hydraulic fluids for farm equipment provide a significant improvement over traditional petroleum based fluids due to decreased pollution. Increase the use and value of biodegradable hydraulic fluids by development of a membrane-based dewatering system.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Agricultural Emissions Reduction Using Bio-Fuels with Membrane Supplied Nitrogen


    The use of biodiesel offers significant advantages with regards to the reduction of total harmful engine emissions with the exception of NOx. Biodiesel is a renewable resource and soybean oil is known to be economically viable as a biodiesel fuel. Recent studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that soybean oil alone or blended with #2 diesel fuel results in a significant decrea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations


    Efficient, cost-effective systems are not currently available for the continuous sensing of dangerous, noxious gases, such as ammonia, in the intensive livestock operation (ILO) environment. Development of these sensors will provide information for the regulation of ventilation and protection of animal and worker health. The purpose of this project is to develop a sensor that will result in increa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. A Novel Rodent Bait to Control Nutria (Myocastor Coypus)

    SBC: GENESIS LABORATORIES, INC            Topic: N/A

    Nutria have damaged crops, marsh vegetation, and water control structures. The uniqueness of the marsh and coastal habitats is in jeopardy of being so damaged as to make the cost of repair astronomical. We will continue development of a unique buoyant rodenticide to be applied aerially and by hand spot-baiting for the control of nutria in remote and sensitive areas.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. The Use of Reproductive Technology to Improve Flounder Growth


    Summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) are a valuable commercial and recreational species with a natural range from the southern Gulf of Maine to South Carolina. Landings of Atlantic flounders decreased from 90,000 mt in 1984 to 25,000 mt in 1994. Total annual landings of summer flounder peaked at 39.9 million pounds in 1979, but recently from 1990-2003 landings have been much lower, fluctuating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Production and Deployment of Photosynthetic Nitrogen-Fixing Biofertilizers

    SBC: Primordial Solutions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The soils in arid environments of the Western United States are experiencing increasing pressure from mining, energy extraction, ranching, and population. These pressures lead to erosion, landscape degradation, and reduced biodiversity, that is shortly followed by unsustainable environments and degraded economies. The purpose of this project is to examine the factors that promote the reestablishme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. Low-cost Conversion of High Free Fatty Acid Oils and Fats into Methyl Esters (Biodiesel)

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Existing biodiesel production methods rely on refined vegetable oils and the refining process adds considerable cost to biodiesel product. This project seeks to develop a new biodiesel production processes that can tolerate unrefined oils and fats containing high levels of free fatty acid, thus lowering the cost of biodiesel and utilizing lower-grade vegetable oil and animal fat sources.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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