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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. Multimodal Acoustic Tool for Inline Pipe Inspection

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 180PH1

    The United States has a vast network of pipelines used for fuel transport. This infrastructure, installed in 1950–1970, is one of the largest in the world. Yet poor/missing records of the materials used, combined with the overall age and associated environmental degradation effects, often results in unsafe operation. Current non-destructive inspection techniques are only capable of detecting mat ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  2. Cover Crop Information System: Using remote sensing and modeling to map detailed information about cover crops across wide regions

    SBC: Dagan, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Agricultural row crops occupy over 240 million acres of land in the United States (USDA-NASS2012). Decisions regarding the implementation of management practices in these agricultural areashave a significant effect on other environmental outcomes including soil erosion water quality andcarbon sequestration. There is currently no systematic and cost-effective method for documentingdetailed informat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Switchable Biodegradation: Development of an Enzyme-Accelerated Biodegradation System for Lignin-Polymer Alloys

    SBC: MOBIUS PBC            Topic: 81

    The marketplace adoption of bioplastics over petroleum-based plastics is gaining pace andpopularity in part from increased regulation but also as a result of grassroots efforts and emergingcorporate sustainability environmental and human health concerns. Within this material subsetexists bio-based biodegradable plastics. These materials are often used in agricultural applicationssuch as plastic mu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Improving Sustainability and Efficiency in Horticulture with Degradable Lignin-Polymer Containers

    SBC: MOBIUS PBC            Topic: 813

    The marketplace adoption of bioplastics over petroleum-based plastics is gaining pace andpopularity in part from increased regulation but also as a result of grassroots efforts and emergingcorporate sustainability environmental and human health concerns. Within this material subsetexists bio-based biodegradable plastics. These materials are often used in agricultural applicationssuch as plastic mu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. 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
  6. A Rugged Low Weight Air Quality Monitoring Unit for Wildland Firefighters

    SBC: CREARE LLC            Topic: 81

    Assessment of wildland fire smoke exposure is a genuine concern to fire managers public healthofficials air quality regulators and the public. Exposure to vegetation fire smoke products posesacute and chronic health hazards to first line responders firefighters and to communities locateddownwind of their source. Current instrumentation capable of providing reliable air quality data isexpensive and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Bio-based Indigo Agricultural Supply Chain Development

    SBC: STONY CREEK COLORS, INC.            Topic: 812

    Stony Creek Colors sells clean and safe natural dyes to the textile and fashion industries, allowing its customers to offer environmentally conscious premium products. Through its flagship natural indigo product, the company has developed and proven a complete agricultural supply chain to replace synthetic dyes with plant-based drop-in solutions. Innovations across the complete crop and processing ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Enhanced Membranes For Sweetening Of Manure Based Biogas

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Each year over 1 billion tons of animal manure is produced in US and it can be a pollution source if not handled properly. "Anaerobic digestion" is an energy efficient way to dispose manure. Through this process manure is converted to biogas and digestate. The manure digestate can be used as fertilizer. Biogas is a mixture of ~60% CH4, ~40% CO2 and trace amounts of contaminant gasses such as H2S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. Low Cost energy Storage for Rural Renewable Energy Micro-grids

    SBC: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC            Topic: 812

    Small to medium farm/ranch development and electricity demand are a closely related phenomenon, and when combined with responsible environmental protection, renewable energy projects become an excellent means for sustainable economic growth. Renewable energy projects benefit rural communities in multiple areas by creating new employment opportunities, stimulating economic activity, reducing enviro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  10. Enhanced Membranes for Dewatering of Black Liquor

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 81

    Compact Membrane Systems (CMS) proposes to employ membrane systems for pressure-driven separation of water from black liquor to replace the first two stages of existing multiple-effect evaporators. This is a promising approach to considerably reduce the steam energy required for concentration. Membrane materials must withstand high temperature, high salinity and high pH conditions. Fouling of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
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