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  1. Graspable Math Activities

    SBC: GRASPABLE INC            Topic: 91990018R0006

    Through previous grant awards from IES, researchers developed Graspable Math, a tablet-based intervention where middle and high school students create and manipulate complex expressions for basic operations as well as equations and equations systems and inequalities. In this project, the team will develop a prototype of Graspable Math Activities, an app with novel kinds of algebra practice and ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of EducationInstitute of Education Sciences
  2. Phosphorus biofertilizer for sustainable crop production

    SBC: Biomineral Systems LLC            Topic: 812

    The proposed project pertains to the development of a novel phosphorus biofertilizercomprising special seeds and seed treatments to reduce the need for P fertilizers in cropproduction by up to 50%. Our biofertilizer is therefore an environmentally sustainable, and costeffectiveamendment to synthetic and organic phosphorus fertilizers. Sustainable production offood and energy crops is critical beca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Off Grid High Value Crop System: Harnessing Mushroom Farm Bi-Products for Soil and CO2 Enrichment to Produce Additional Specialty Crops

    SBC: HAW RIVER MUSHROOMS, LLC            Topic: 812

    US interest in gourmet mushrooms has been growing rapidly, with a 50% increase in sales seen between2014 and 2015 (National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2015), resulting in an increase in small farmoperations specializing in this nutrient dense crop. This project will research how a new agriculturalenterprise model consisting of mushrooms, medicinal herbs, and a non?food vermiculture product c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  4. Ethanol Dual-Fuel Engine Retrofits to Displace Diesel Usage in Farm Equipment

    SBC: ClearFlame Engines, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Diesel engines are critical to the agriculture sector--and in many other applications--due to their strong performance and vaunted durability. However, despite their many benefits, these engines are tied to the dirty emissions and price volatility of Diesel fuel. This Diesel dependence puts pressure on manufacturers to meet increasingly stringent emissions standards, and forces users to accept inc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  5. Advancing Over the Top Citrus Harvesting Equipment for Fresh Markets: Harvesting Arm Development

    SBC: GEO-SPIDER, INCORPORATED            Topic: 813

    Numerous challenges face the Florida and U.S. citrus industries, including global market pressure, urban and environmental pressures, labor issues, and emerging diseases and pests, thus underscoring the need for new production approaches. Over the last decade, over 200,000 acres of Florida citrus production has been lost due to the citrus canker eradication program and citrus greening known as HLB ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  6. Novel Approaches to Improve Maize Yield

    SBC: Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.            Topic: 82

    High-temperature stress can result in significant yield loss in maize, particularly when the stress coincides with reproductive growth stages and grain fill. Engineering of the starch biosynthetic pathway has been prioritized as an attempt to mitigate heat stress-induced yield losses. Traditional transgenic approaches to solve this problem are complicated by the presence of the native gene encodin ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  7. Smart Sensor for Aquaculture Nitrogen Using Raman Spectroscopy

    SBC: ENERTREX CORP.            Topic: 87

    The country increasingly seeks locally produced, healthy food. Shrimp can provide significantly to these desires while reducing dependence on imports and enabling creation of jobs in all strata of society.To realize these benefits, the cost of shrimp production needs to be reduced to meet the existing competitive market. The success of our project will bring high-technology at low cost to a key co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  8. Novel Methods for Plastid Transformation

    SBC: Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Higher plant plastids contain active homologous recombination (HR) machinery that has been harnessed for plastid transformation in a limited number of plant species. Stable plastid transformation requires homoplasmic plants in which all plastid genome (plastome) copies are transformed to avoid segregation of the plastid-encoded trait. In plant species where plastid transformation has been demonstr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. A novel approach to increasing and stabilizing bivalve shellfish seed supply: The mobile hatchery.

    SBC: Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc.            Topic: 87

    Shellfish aquaculture is a rapidly expanding agricultural industry in the United States, with landings more than doubling in the last 5 years and creating many new jobs. Culture techniques and the water-filtering nature of oysters make them a very low impact crop with arguably, a net benefit to the environment (a unique trait compared to other intensively farmed proteins). Comprised of salt and br ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. SPENT HOPS, YEAST AND TRUB FROM CRAFT BREWERIES FOR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL GROWTH AND METHANE REDUCTION IN RUMINANTS

    SBC: Highland Brewing Company, Inc.            Topic: 83

    The growing craft brewing industry produces significant amounts of spent yeast, trub (grain proteins) and spent hops that are presently treated as waste. Their disposal can be a headache for the brewer and municipal waste treatment authorities. We have created a combination of these materials called THYM (Trub Hops Yeast Mix) and are developing it into an agricultural feed supplement for cattle. B ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
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