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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. Encapsulated Bentonite for Abandoned Well Sealing

    SBC: BEN-CAP, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Water is the essence of life. Few will disagree that it is a resource that must be protected for the well-being of all: plant and animal. Millions of holes have been and are being drilled in the earth to search for water, uranium, oil and gas, and coal-bed methane. Many thousands of these holes are mid-depth (500-4500 feet) and fill with water if the drills penetrate one or more aquifers. When the ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  2. Abrasion-Resistant Inorganic Membranes for Sugar Processing

    SBC: Ceramem Corporation            Topic: N/A

    The sugar and grain processing industries produce tens of billions of dollars worth of product each year. These industries have used membrane technology for some applications but membrane durability limits their widespread utilization. At present, there are no commercial cost-effective membranes that have the requisite process performance and lifetime for many applications within these industries. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  3. A Recycling System to Convert Urban/Suburban Waste to Livestock Feed

    SBC: GREEN-AG, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    Potentially valuable livestock feed in the form of yard waste is taking up limited and costly landfill space. This project examines the viability of using these yard waste materials as a feed source for livestock.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  4. Milk Pasteurization and Homogenization by Acoustic Cavitation at Small Rural Dairy Farms

    SBC: Harris Acoustic Products Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Milk prices have steadily increased over the past two decades; however, the price paid to farmers has remained around $1.00 per gallon over the last two decades. This has resulted in many small dairy farmers getting out of the business. The purpose of this project is to design a system that a small dairy farmer can use to process milk so that he can send it directly to the consumer and avoid the a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  5. Computer Controlled Automatic Loading Water Bucket System for Aerial Firefighting

    SBC: Hawkins and Powers Aviation, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Aerial firefighting is a dangerous and demanding business, which is evidenced by the numerous loss of life during the "fire season". Millions of dollars worth of equipment has been destroyed in the fight to protect people and valuable natural resources from the devastation of wildfires. Due to the recent reduction in the large fixed wing air tanker fleet there has been an increased demand placed o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  6. Market Development for Wood Substitute Composites Made from Agriculture Biomasses and Recycled Plastics

    SBC: Heartland BioComposites, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Rural America offers people some of the highest qualities of living, but companies are usually unwilling to locate in small towns that lack in population and pre-existing infrastructure. The problem that Heartland BioComposites will address is the needed market development for an identified rural community and surrounding area, Torrington, WY. This research project will examine the feasibility of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  7. Development of a Rugged and Reliable, Farmstead Sized Wind Turbine

    SBC: High Plains Solar Wind, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Rural communities have a substantial and rapidly growing need for reliable, small-scale, wind power. This need cannot be filled without new and innovative designs that offer substantial improvements over the technologies currently available. The successful completion of this research will bring rural communities throughout the United States substantially closer to this goal. The purpose of this pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  8. Determining the Feasibility of Developing a Wool Scouring Facility in Wyoming

    SBC: Mountain Meadow Wool Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The inability of wool producers to clean their wool requires that value is added outside of the state.Development of an infrastructure to add value to wool in state could increase economic growth and development. A thorough feasibility study will illustrate whether or not and under what conditions a wool scouring facility would be economically beneficial to Wyoming's rural communities.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Novel Polymeric Trileaflet Heart Valve Prosthesis

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The development of a durable, hemocompatible valve prosthesis is the long-term objective of this proposal. While heart valve prostheses have been used successfully since 1960, 10-year survival rates still range from

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Health and Human Services
  10. Fail-safe TET system for implanted life support devices

    SBC: ABIOMED, INC.            Topic: N/A

    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiac assist devices are increasingly being used for long term support. As patient survival times increase substantially, long-term management of the patients will increasingly play a role in suitability of these

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Health and Human Services

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