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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. A novel process for converting wood chips into improved composite boards, chemcials, and fuels.

    SBC: BIOPULPING INTERNATIONAL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The Medium Density Fiberboard or MDF industry in North America is facing many challenges, largely as a result of the weak housing market. Residential construction is 20 percent below 2006 levels and it is not likely that an improvement will happen before mid 2008. Rising imports of secondary wood products from China and other low costs countries also have a detrimental impact on the North American ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. Low Cost Fuel Grade Ethanol

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    There continues to be need for production of fuel grade ethanol (FGE) from biomass. This has many advantages including: development of fuel independence; zero net greenhouse gas emissions; strengthen U.S. agricultural base; and excellent replacement for MTBE as oxygenate. CMS has identified novel membrane systems and novel processes for reducing the cost for drying fuel grade ethanol (FGE). Limite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. An Automated Tool for Deriving FARSITE Canopy Fuel Parameters from Airborne LiDAR Data

    SBC: HyPerspectives Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The USDA is the managing agency for 192.5 million acres, much of which is national forest. A major threat to national forests is uncontrolled wildland fires. These fires are a serious threat to goods and services provided by national forests, including natural resources (timber), forage for livestock and wildlife, outdoor recreation, and a vector to sequester carbon. Healthy forests provide habita ...

    SBIR Phase II 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. Buhl Ethanol Project: Co-producing Ethanol and Barley Protein Using Local Resources

    SBC: MONTANA MICROBIAL PRODUCTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The phase II project combines fuel ethanol production with manufacturing of a protein concentrate to create a new industry in a rural south Idaho community. In phase 1 research, MMP demonstrated technical feasibility of a process to produce ethanol and protein concentrate as co products from barley. The use of barley addresses irrigation constraints in south Idaho by creating increased value for a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Seedster Technology for more Seed Recovery, less impurities, and faster ground speed harvesting camelina and canola for biodiesel feedstock

    SBC: NATIVE SEEDSTERS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Native Seedsters, Inc will test patented technology to recover camelina seed (Camelina sativa). Seedster principles appear apt for camelina. The Seedster counter-rotating brush and a combing drum form a `pinch point'. The comb teeth position seed stems. The brush dislodges seed and few impurities. Rapid brush rotation creates air to propel plucked seed into the conveyance system. Camelina grows on ...

    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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