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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. Boring deterrent compounds to enhance mycoinsecticides for bark beetle control

    SBC: MONTANA BIOAGRICULTURE INC.            Topic: 81

    Montana BioAgriculture Inc., MBAI, is developing fungal insect pathogens as mycoinsecticides for bark beetles. With climate change and globalization, outbreaks of both native and introduced species of bark beetles are occurring at an unprecedented scale; killing trees on millions of acres of forest and causing substantial economic loss in timber harvest and in value of both private and public fore ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  2. Potent Vaccine Formulas for Johne`s Disease

    SBC: Pan Genome Systems, Inc            Topic: 83

    Johne's disease (JD) is a contagious, chronic, and potentially fatal infection caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (M. ap) affecting the small intestine of all ruminants, including dairy cattle. Infected cattle can suffer from chronic diarrhea, weight loss, reduced milk yield, and low, but persistent mortality, causing significant economic losses to the dairy industry, with e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. VIRTUOSO: Visual Recognition of Pests for Crop Scouting

    SBC: ALLYKE, INC.            Topic: 813

    Agriculture has seen rapid development in both the quantity and quality of food production; however, the presence of pests and disease on crops can hamper the quality of agricultural pro-duce and can have a devastating effect on a farmer's bottom line.To combat the risk of pest infestations and disease, crop producers rely on a process known as crop scouting. Field-based crop scouting entails ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Creating an advanced, economical, environmentally friendly measurement of snow water equivalence using observed GPS signals beneath the snowpack

    SBC: NWB SENSORS INC.            Topic: 84

    The purpose for this research is to develop a Snow Water Equivalency (SWE) sensor that will broaden our understanding of snow and the water we receive from it. Current methods used to measure SWE are labor intensive, utilize hazardous antifreezes, economically prohibitive, and/or vulnerable to the environment. These limitations greatly restrict the number of locations where SWE measurements are ma ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  5. Optimizing the agricultural value of brushite upcycled from urban wastewater: a slow-release P fertilizer and high-grade phosphate ore.

    SBC: Nutrient Recovery And Upcycling Llc            Topic: 84

    Phosphorus which is a limited resource and an essential plant nutrient is commonly applied to agricultural land to promote plant growth. NRU is commercializing a technology to recover phosphorus from municipal wastewater in the form of an agriculturally valuable mineral called brushite. This technology addresses the need to recycle phosphorus from the waste stream in order to prevent technical pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  6. Enhanced Membranes for Sweetening of Manure based BioGas

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Every year over 1 billion tons of fresh animal manure is produced in US and it raises pollution concerns. "Anaerobic digestion" is an environmental friendly and energy efficient way to dispose animal manure. Animal manure is converted to biogas and digestate through this process. The animal manure digestate has a much less pollution potential than untreated animal manure and can be used as a chemi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  7. Pulsed Electric Field Application to Aquaculture: Predator Control and Product Extraction

    SBC: DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 87

    It is not currently possible for microalgae processors to determine if Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) treatment of algae is a commercially-attractive proposition within their application when the literature contains such a wide range of reported PEF treatment conditions, leading to unclear and inconsistent baselines. A more controlled approach to determine the effects of PEF on algae is required, whe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  8. New Ammonium-free Water Formulation for Fire Retardants for the Management of Wildland Fires

    SBC: Nano Terra, Inc.            Topic: 81

    Wildfires, based on 5-year average annual acres burned, have more than doubled over the last 30 years and total fire suppression costs have increased nearly an order of magnitude over the same period (i.e. <$300M in 1985 to over $2B in 2015).1 The 2015 fire season, exacerbated by prolonged drought in the Western United States, resulted in ~10 million acres burned by wildfires across the US. App ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  9. Ammonia Production for Fertilizers at Ambient Pressure and Low Temperature Topic 8.13-3

    SBC: Giner, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Ammonia (NH3) is an extremely important feedstock for producing nitrogen fertilizers, such as anhydrous ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) and urea (CO(NH2)2), that provide essential nutrition for crop vitality. The worldwide production of ammonia is more than 100 million tons per year. The conventional Haber-Bosch ammonia production process requires high pressure and temperature (up to 300 atm and 500° ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture
  10. Low Cost Innovative Greener/Safer Process for Converting Cellulose to Glucose

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 81

    The current dependence of the United States on fossil fuels has sparked enormous interest in the development of biomaterials derived from biomass, specifically cellulosic biomaterials. Cellulosic biomaterials are a carbon neutral, renewable resource, and their use could drastically curtail total carbon dioxide emissions while also reducing U.S. dependence on fossil fuels. Biofuels is one example o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2016 Department of Agriculture

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