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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. Microbial Enhancement of Flax Seed to Replace Fish Oil in Salmonid Diets

    SBC: MONTANA MICROBIAL PRODUCTS, LLC            Topic: 8110

    In Phase I, MMP combined strain selection with the company¿s innovative technology for solid substrate culture of fungi to develop a process for treating whole flax seed; creating bioenhanced flax seed nutritionally suitable for direct use as a replacement for fish oil in aquaculture feeds. This process reduced fiber content of flax seed by up to 80%, increased protein concentration from 20 to 2 ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Commerce
  2. A Multi-Parameter Inorganic Carbon Measurement System

    SBC: SUNBURST SENSORS, LLC            Topic: 822

    NOAA requests proposals to develop a system for the measurement of pCO2, dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and total alkalinity (AT) for shipboard use. In response, Sunburst Sensors proposed integration of a novel approach for analysis of AT developed at the University of Montana (UM) with existing DIC and pCO2 analyzers developed by Burke Hales (OSU) and pH and pCO2 sensors developed at UM. In P ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Commerce
  3. Phase II: EcoSod An Alternative Native Sod Solution for Highway Construction

    SBC: Bitterroot Restoration Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act requires the use of native grasses and wildflowers within highway corridors. A major problem for the revegetation industry has been the ability to predictably establish native vegetation from seed. The production of native sods would allow for the most sensitive period of establishment-germination and initial seedling growth-to be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Transportation
  4. Marketing Assessment of Indian Ricegrass as a Gluten-Free Flour and in Baked Finished Goods

    SBC: Amazing Grains Grower Cooperative            Topic: N/A

    Through the proposed USDA-SBIR Phase I Marketing and Trade project, market expansion and diversification opportunities will be explored for the Amazing Grains Grower Cooperative and their trademarked MontinaTM products. MontinaTM products are formulated from the gluten-free grain Indian ricegrass. The expanding demand for gluten-free/wheat-free products, largely by the growing population of indivi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. 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
  6. Pneumatic Conveyance Technology for Native Seed Harvesters

    SBC: Arbuckle Ranch, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Native grass seed is important to restoration or reclamation of burned, mined or otherwise disturbed lands. The native seed industry is growing rapidly to meet increasing demand for more seed species in commercial quantities. However, the morphology of the seed of many important species of native grasses makes them difficult to harvest resulting in limited supplies and high prices. Combines and ot ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Camelina Sativa, Launching a New Oilseed Crop, Could Gold of Pleasure be Montana's Soybean?

    SBC: Great Northern Growers Cooperative            Topic: N/A

    Montana producers have long needed a broadleaf crop which will grow in all areas of Montana to provide a beneficial crop rotation. Gold of pleasure is that crop. High protein OmegaMeal(TM) will have a major impact on Montana agricultural income, by providing a quality protein source to supplement Montana barley and distillers grains, encouraging livestock feeding in Montana. Camelina oil can be re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture

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