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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. A Prototype Net Cleaning System for Open-Ocean Aquaculture Cages

    SBC: Onomea Scientific, LLC            Topic: 8110

    Open-Ocean Aquaculture businesses are proving commercially successful. There are several technical refinements the industry must undergo in order to maximize productivity and future expansion. We address a problem common to all off-shore open-ocean aquaculture cage systems, marine biofouling of the net mesh used for the enclosure. Significant amounts of biofoulding leads to increased pollutant ...

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

    SBC: APPLIED GEOSOLUTIONS LLC            Topic: N/A

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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. Establishing a New (Cacao) Orchard Industry for Hawaii

    SBC: Great Pacific Chocolate Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cacao trees grow and produce well in Hawaii. How can we develope cacao growing and chocolate production to best utilize this asset? This project research will help define the potential for cocoa production in Hawaii and whether sufficient high end gourmet cocoa products can be produced in a scaled-down factory, appropriate in size for local production, sold at a high enough price and in large enou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. The Use of Reproductive Technology to Improve Flounder Growth

    SBC: GREATBAY AQUACULTURE LLC            Topic: N/A

    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
  8. Improved Method of Processing Papayas for Food Safety and Quality

    SBC: IQF DREAM, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Papaya is a major commodity in Hawaii. The Big Island accounted for about 35.7 million of harvested papaya for fresh utilization and 1.8 million pounds for processed utilization. Additional processed utilization of papaya would be valuable to the industry because culls average 30 percent of total harvested papayas. It is estimated the culls that can be processed annually from the independent packi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into A Clean, Durable Orchid Medium

    SBC: Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids            Topic: N/A

    In Hawaii, commonly used, expensively imported organic orchid growth media -- bark and coir -- quickly break down, inviting pathogens, pests and other problems for commercial orchid growers, who are striving to stay competitive amid global expansion in the orchid industry. Also, as an island state with extraordinary environmental attributes, Hawaii has special problems dealing with the solid waste ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of a Novel Cold-tolerant, Disease-resistant Shrimp by Intraspecific Hybridization

    SBC: Kona Bay Marine Resources            Topic: N/A

    Cold or tempurate weather limits the location and timing of shrimp farming. If Kona Bay Marine Resources can develop a cold-tolerant, disease-resistant shrimp, U.S. farmers will be able to significantly increase production by growing larger shrimp and reducing crop loss from disease. Ultimately, this will lead to increased production and profitability for U.S. shrimp farmers and reduced reliance o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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