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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. 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
  2. Biobased and Biodegradable Impact Modifier for Completely Renewable Bioplastic

    SBC: PolyNew, Inc            Topic: 88

    The now rapidly developing field of plastic materials based on renewable resources (bioplastics) provides tremendous opportunities to sustain and enhance the domestic plastics industries, the fourth largest manufacturing sector of the American economy. In addition, bioplastic materials are derived from agricultural materials and will help reduce the U.S. dependence on foreign oil Growth in the use ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. 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
  4. The project "KickinKitchen.TV"- An interactive digital learning technology program.

    SBC: KIDSCOOK PRODUCTIONS LLC            Topic: 85

    The "KickinKitchen.TV" project combines: technology, education and research strategies to address the USDA challenge area of improving nutritional health and reducing childhood obesity. This study involves the following partners: racially diverse, urban public schools, KidsCOOK Productions, an independent production company committed to addressing childhood obesity risk through its digit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. Optimizing Marketing Strategy and Consumer Connection for a Corn-Based Compostable To-Go Tea Filter in Mass Foodservice

    SBC: TEA SPOT, THE            Topic: 89

    Foodservice sales of tea in the U.S. are currently increasing at about 8% annually (Sundale, 2010). Within this sector, there is an increasing demand for loose leaf teas over traditionally low-quality tea bags. The Tea Spot has developed a patent pending tea filter, trademarked Brewlux, for the preparation and delivery of loose tea to-go in the mass foodservice market. Phase I USDA-NIFA sponsored ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Less Expensive Biofuel Production Enabled by an Online Carbohydrate Monitor

    SBC: ADVANCED MICROLABS, LLC            Topic: 88

    The emerging cellulosic-based biofuels industry will benefit national security, lower Green House Gases (GHG) emissions, and bolster the American farmer through a reliable cash crop without necessarily stressing the American food supply. For the biomass industry to become sustainable, it is believed that production of ethanol must drop to $1.60/gallon in order to compete with foreign oil. Therefor ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Advanced Field-Deployable Monitor of Multiple Pesticides in Water

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The development of an inexpensive, field pesticide sensor would serve a large market for researchers, municipalities and regulatory agencies to minimize the risks involved in pesticide use. The long-term vision is for this technology to become a key environmental science tool to support water quality monitoring efforts. The proposed device will solve two of the most important shortcomings of prese ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. High efficiency axial flow pump

    SBC: Multi-duti Manufacturing, Inc.            Topic: 87

    Commercial-scale marine aquaculture has the potential to close the gap between an increasing demand for high quality seafood products and marine fisheries near maximum sustainable yields. Aside from the purchase of feed, energy costs are the highest source of continuous investment in the aquaculture industry. A high-efficiency pump that is specifically designed for use in recirculating aquaculture ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. Greener and More Energy Efficient Renewable Energy Resource-Geothermal Heat Pumps

    SBC: ACTA Technology            Topic: N/A

    "Given the exigency to rein in our nation’s energy consumption and carbon emissions, a nationwide deployment of Geothermal Heat Pumps (GHPs) would help mitigate our demands on the earth’s resources by reducing energy requirements for heating and cooling. Geothermal Heat Pump systems are a proven renewable energy resource that provides significant energy savings as compared to typical heating ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency
  10. Low Temperature Stirling Engine for Waste Heat Recovery from Distributed Power Sources

    SBC: Cool Energy, Inc.            Topic: A

    "Since March 2006, Boulder, Colorado based Cool Energy, Inc. (CEI) has prototyped three generations of a novel low-temperature Stirling engine to generate electricity for low-to-medium temperature (100°C to 250°C) heat sources including solar thermal, geothermal and waste heat. With a marketing name for the SolarHeart® Engine, in its most recent operation in April, 2010, over 1800 watts of out ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Environmental Protection Agency

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