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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. 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
  2. An Innovative Cost-Effective Active Warning System for Improved Safety at Rural Railroad Crossings

    SBC: Central Signal LLC            Topic: N/A

    More than 70% of U.S. highway-railroad crossing accident fatalities occur at passive rural railroad crossings. Federal and State highway authorities are searching for effective, safe and low-cost active signal devices for these crossings. The Federal Highway Administration estimates that it would cost more than $14 billion to upgrade all passive grade crossings with conventional active railroad cr ...

    SBIR Phase I 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. 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
  7. Development of a High-Throughput IVF System for Swine

    SBC: Vitae, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Polyspermy remains the primary limiting factor for successful porcine embryo production in vitro. It has recently been demonstrated that fertilization of porcine oocytes performed in a microfluidic device led to a significant reduction in polyspermy over conventional IVF, while retaining overall penetration rates. The purpose of this study is to determine the mechanism by which the microchannel en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Submersible LED Lighting for Photobioreactors (SLLP)

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The economic potential of photosynthetic species as sources of pigments, gelling agents, medicinal compounds, specialty foods, and biofilters will be more fully exploited in the next few decades through the use of bioreactors. However, a major bottleneck in photobioreactor productivity has been the attenuation of light as population densities become large. Several strategies have been used to incr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Identifying Marketing Strategies for a Farmstead Cooperative to Increase Goat Milk Soap and Skin Care Product Sales to Targeted Markets

    SBC: Scotch Hill Farm            Topic: N/A

    U.S. agricultural producers increasing subsidize raw product or commmodity production with off-farm jobs(90 percent of producers surveyed in Wisconsin) or federal subsidies, and marketing challenges are formidable for individual producers who attempt to add value to production and increase margins alone. Isolated efforts also require specialization and mass production to meet demand, defeating int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. Feasibility of Carrot-Based Whole Food Supplements to Support Health

    SBC: Standard Process, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Risk for many degenerative diseases is inversely correlated with the dietary consumption of fruits and vegetables. Treatment with isolated/purified constituents of fruits and vegetables is often less effective at supporting health than consumption of the parent food. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine whether supplements made of whole foods could be an effective way at reducing r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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