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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. Research, design, fabrication, and testing of a controlled dynamic radiant frying oven for par-fried foods for the fast food industry

    SBC: ANDERSON TOOL AND ENGINEERING CO INC            Topic: N/A

    "Situation or Problem" Immersion frying is a popular food preparation method. U.S. Consumers enjoy billions of pounds of low cost and taste appealing fried foods annually. Sensorial properties include golden color, crunchy crust, tender-moist core, and pleasing flavors. Unfortunately, immersion-fried foods have high caloric content due to their high oil content and are considered to have a negativ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Increasing the Marketing, Distributing, and Selling Channels of Specialty Mushrooms

    SBC: HAWTHORNE MUSHROOMS INC            Topic: N/A

    The growth, marketing, and sales of specialty mushrooms represent new opportunities for farmers struggling following the collapse of livestock markets in that late 1990s and early 2000s. Continued success in the domestic cultivation of mushrooms depends on the ability of growers to reach their markets, forecast demand, and ensure distribution of their product in a manner that enables both profitab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of Real-Time Whole-Organism Biosensor System for use in post harvest, structural and quarantine fumigations.

    SBC: INSECTS LIMITED INC            Topic: N/A

    A fumigation for the purpose of pest control is considered successful when the lethal Ct product dosage has been reached. Lethal Ct products for different insect types and life stages vary and are a function of temperature. Typically, eggs are most tolerant while adults are most susceptible. No mathematical/statistical model can ever perfectly describe all characteristics of a biological system. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. 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
  8. Efficacy of OvuGel in weaned sows and replacement gilts in commercial production units

    SBC: PENNATEK LLC            Topic: N/A

    Key factors determining reproductive efficiency are control of estrus and ovulation in weaned sows and in gilts, which have already begun to display estrous cycles. Weaning sows at 3 weeks or greater of lactation results in a high percentage of them displaying estrus 5-8 days later. Feeding the orally active progestin, MATRIX, to gilts for 14 days results in greater than 85% of them displaying est ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Novel Algaecide for Control of Off-Flavor in Catfish Ponds

    SBC: PHYCO BIOLOGICS, INC            Topic: N/A

    The U.S. aquaculture industry can claim many successes, but the one truly outstanding accomplishment is the meteoric rise of the channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) industry. The first farming operation started in Mississippi in the late 1960's and since has developed into the leading U.S. farmed species reaching a 2007 (estimated) domestic market value of $590 million. This clearly dominates th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. 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

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