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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. Production of native bumble bees for pollination of west coast crops

    SBC: MITEBEE FARM INCORPORATED            Topic: 82

    Farmers in the USA have largely depended on the European honey bee, Apis mellifera, for crop pollination. In recent years, Varroa mites, Tracheal mites, Nosema, Viruses and Colony Collapse Disorder have reduced the availability of honey bee colonies. This has created a critical need for additional managed pollinators. Mason bees, leaf cutter bees and bumble bees are being managed to varying extent ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  2. Sequence Specific, Nucleic Acid Separation Media for Plant Pathogen Diagnostics

    SBC: Agdia, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Commercial producers of nursery crops, plant seed, and food crops all require assurance of healthy planting stock. To address this need, laboratories, institutions and agencies, worldwide, use a variety of methods to examine plant materials and demonstrate that seeds, cuttings, and plants test free of pathogens. Such tests provide crops a passport to travel and give the grower confidence that a he ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. A novel biological control for fungal plant pathogens

    SBC: BIOWORKS INC.            Topic: 82

    Plants are under almost constant attack by fungal pathogens in the environment and economic losses are a frequent consequence of this assault. To avoid or reduce economic loss, synthetic chemical fungicides have been traditionally used to keep the development of disease in check. However, the impact of chemical pesticides on the environment and human health can be harmful; this impact has been wel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. Modular Shading Structure for High Value Fruits and Vegetables

    SBC: Trellis Growing Systems            Topic: 813

    Shading vegetables and fruits can reduce temperatures resulting in improved fruit set, increase fruit size and quality, and reduce water consumption. Shading materials for reducing light intensity or transmission have been used extensively in the nursery industry as well as with large commercial growers of high value fruits and vegetables for many years. The physiological processes of plants have ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. Investigation of Fire Fighting Gel Injection For Use With Helicopter Water Tank System to Combat Forest Fires

    SBC: SIMPLEX MANUFACTURING CO            Topic: 81

    The company estimates that if this new tank capability can be developed it has the potential to replace older helicopter tank systems and become the industry standard, included in mandated specifications for helicopter tanks by the USFS. The company estimates that new product sales of the resulting product could be in excess of twenty million dollars over the next five years This project will serv ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Early Math&Science Intervention for Rural Communities

    SBC: LEARNIMATION            Topic: 86

    This SBIR Phase II project targets early intervention in math and science for preK-3 students in high need rural areas. The research timeline will design, build and validate a web-based Early Math and Science Preparation and Intervention Program that that trains and develops the underlying facilities required for future math learning. Working in tandem with national leaders in cognitive neuroscien ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Practical Torrefaction of Forest Waste for Conversion into Clean Fuel for Coal-fired Power Plants

    SBC: HM3 ENERGY, INC.            Topic: 81

    Coal-fired electric power generating plants are under increasing pressure to reduce CO2 and other toxic emissions. However, using alternative fuels, such as solid biomass as a greenhouse gas neutral fuel, requires substantial plant modifications. In addition, burning biomass contributes to slagging and fouling of the plants' furnaces. Soil mixed in with the forest waste is the primary cause. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. ALDER GENETIC IMPROVEMENT FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY.

    SBC: GREENWOOD RESOURCES, INC.            Topic: 81

    Red alder is the predominant commercial hardwood species of the Pacific Northwest. It is an early successional species that rapidly regenerates following fire or clearcutting and normally precedes the establishment of the historically preferred Douglas-fir. As such, past conifer forestry management practices were designed to speed the transition to Douglas-fir through alder eradication efforts. Co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. Agent Defeat using a DWA Accelerator

    SBC: Brookhaven Technology Group, Inc.            Topic: DTRA08008

    A new type of compact induction accelerator currently under development at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) promises to increase the average accelerating gradient by at least an order of magnitude over that of existing induction machines. The machine is based on the use of high gradient vacuum insulators and advanced dielectric materials and switches. The system, called the Diel ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
  10. Engineering Models for Damage to Structural Components Subjected to Internal Blast Loading

    SBC: Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.            Topic: DTRA08006

    Predicting the response of building components to internal detonations is more complex than the corresponding task for external loads because of the more complex loading waveforms which include multiple reflections in the shock phase followed by a long duration pseudostatic loading that depends upon room venting. Add the possibility of additional impulsive loading from primary debris. We propose t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of DefenseDefense Threat Reduction Agency
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