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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. Lateral flow molecular assay for horse strangles

    SBC: BIOHELIX CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    This proposal seeks to develop a simple, and sensitive molecular diagnostic assay for the detection of Streptococcus equi; the causative agent of strangles. Outbreaks of this disease at racetracks and training establishments caused major disruptions, and economic losses to owners, and trainers in the United States in recent years. The control of the spread of strangles relies on a combination of d ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  2. Robotic Mass Removal of Citrus Fruits

    SBC: Energid Technologies Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Almost all citrus is harvested by hand. The resulting high cost in the U.S. is burden to growers and positions them at a disadvantage to overseas competitors with low labor costs. Automated methods are needed to ensure the long-term viability and prosperity of the U.S. citrus industry. Past attempts at automated harvesting have largely focused on either bulk removal without extensive sensing and c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. Field-Deployable Monitor of Pesticides in Water

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    SITUATION: Pesticides are among the most widely used toxic chemicals in the world, and also among the most dangerous to human health. There is convincing evidence that pesticides play a role in human cancers. Contamination of natural waters with pesticides from agriculture is a problem of primary concern. Accurate detection and measurement of pesticides in aqueous solution has historically require ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. Microbial Fuel Cells for Animal Manure Treatment

    SBC: CAMBRIAN INNOVATION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The United States produces over 58 million tons of animal manure every year. These wastes pose a significant risk of environmental damage and human disease if not treated. However, most treatment methods are themselves either energy intensive or environmentally harmful. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project proposes to optimize and 
commercialize a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Inexpensive Ethylene Monitor for Use with Perishable Commodities

    SBC: Polestar Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The Phase II effort is to be conducted to complete the development of a new ethylene monitor with a detection limit at or below critical levels for storage of perishable commodities. The research effort will help with the development of a new ethylene monitor for use with control systems to regulate ventilating and/or scrubbing of the atmosphere within storage and transport contains to minimize da ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Wind Powered Water Pumping Incorporating Compressed Air Energy Storage

    SBC: Z4 Energy Systems            Topic: N/A

    For over 150 years, windmills have captured wind energy to provide water for stock and human needs in remote locations. However, to manage the unpredictable energy source and ensure daily water supply, a large stock tank is required which leads to increased evaporation. Continuous winds can cause tank overflow and additional wastage. With increasing concern for diminishing water resources, this is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Silver Ion Formulations for the Control of Bacterial Plant Pathogens and to Reduce Bactericide Resistance and Health Risks

    SBC: AGION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 82

    While bacteria cause fewer plant diseases than fungi and viruses, they do cause serious economic damages to both US and worldwide agriculture. Citrus canker caused by Xanthomonas axonopodis has resulted in the destruction of over 20 million trees in Florida, while fire blight caused by Erwinia amylovora costs exceed $100 million per year in the United States alone, and recent epidemics have cost o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. Robust Airborne Wind Turbine Shroud for Production of Low Cost Renewable Energy

    SBC: Altaeros Energies, Inc.            Topic: 86

    Hundreds of existing wind power projects have transformed communities by creating jobs, improving economic development, and reducing environmental pollution. However, 85 percent of rural communities cannot utilize wind power today due to community concerns or poor wind resources at ground level that make projects uneconomical. Altaeros Energies is developing an airborne wind turbine that adapts pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Combinatorial Approach For Microbial Sensing Using Multi-Layered Nanoparticles Based On Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS)

    SBC: BIOTRACKING, LLC            Topic: 85

    Maintaining the expected quality and safety of food products is often difficult due to potential chemical and biological contamination. Of particular concern is the threat of food poisoning. Over 40 different foodborne microbial pathogens cause an estimated 30 million cases of human illness each year costing >$12 billion annually. Over the last 20 years, food-borne diseases caused by microbes h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  10. Soil profile water content sensing system based on TDR

    SBC: Acclima, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Devices resulting from this development will greatly enhance the development of food crops designed for effective water utilization and thus facilitate the genetic improvement in food yield per volume of water. Efficient use of water in agriculture can be facilitated through accurate root zone water content monitoring and control. Crop yields and crop quality can benefit through the prevention of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture

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