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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. Creating Resilient Structures with Polymer Coatings

    SBC: Optechnology, Inc.            Topic: 819S

      The first goal of our team is to design and develop highly ductile cement mortar composites using novel patent applied for technology which has been shown to produce materials with high energy absorption, decreased modulus, higher tensile strength, and greater toughness than standard or ultra high performance concretes or fibercements. These materials will be used to produce NEMA Class ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Commerce
  2. Cost Competitive Wave Energy Without Moving Parts

    SBC: HiFunda LLC            Topic: 815

    Conventional approaches to ocean energy are unlikely to make a material impact on global energy supply. HiFunda LLC and its affiliate Oscilla Power, Inc. are developing a utility-scale wave energy harvester enabled by low cost, domestically-and readily-available magnetostrictive alloys that requires no moving parts. This device has the potential to deliver baseload power to coastal utili ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Commerce
  3. Renewable Energy Aquaculture Aeration For Small and Mid-Sized Farms

    SBC: Hawaii Fish Company            Topic: 812

    Low dissolved oxygen (DO) levels are the most frequent cause of catastrophic fish mortalities in aquaculture farming, resulting in substantial dollar losses of valuable aquaculture crops annually. To address this problem, the U.S. aquaculture industry most often uses floating paddlewheels and/or aspirating aerators for nightly or continuous aeration and circulation of aquafarm waters. However, pow ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  4. Innovative Marketing of Hawaiian Pongee

    SBC: Hawaii Fish Company            Topic: 89

    Pongee (Channa sp.) are an esteemed freshwater food fish in Asia, Hawaii, and domestic Asian seafood markets. Traditional customer preference is for a live product. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and interstate transport of live pongee in 2002. Therefore, the only options to market Hawaii-grown pongee outside of its established range on Oahu, Hawaii are as fresh chil ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  5. Next Generation Energy Efficient Supplemental Lighting for Plant Production

    SBC: CYCLOPTICS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 813

    Greenhouse farming is an absolute necessity to revive and create local agriculture industries in northern climatically challenged regions with short growing seasons. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) has made significant strides in greenhouse farming technology. State of the art CEA farming utilizes direct control of lighting, temperature and CO2 in a hydroponics environment. Key advantages ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  6. Agaricus mushroom production utilizing local substrate materials

    SBC: OCR INC            Topic: 812

    Hawaii has year-round growing conditions and abundant agricultural land, yet it still imports more than 85% of its food. More than 2.3 million pounds of Agaricus mushrooms, a mushroom family that includes Portobello and Crimini, were imported each year in 2006 and 2007. Currently, these mushrooms are not produced in Hawaii. Increasing the production of locally grown food products would not only re ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. PRESERVATION OF BIOPROCESS ALGAE FOR CERTIFIED SEEDSTOCK

    SBC: Kuehnle AgroSystems Corporation            Topic: 88

    The scope of this SBIR project is to develop the Kuehnle AgroSystem's technical innovation of live algae preservation to provide room temperature storage options for microalgae that are preferred for specific aquaculture and biofuels applications. A major bottleneck in developing algae biomass for the aquaculture and cleantech industry is absence of quality bulk live algae product. Live algae conc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. Rural Wastewater Treatment Lagoon Enhancement with Dome Shaped Submerged Bio-film Devices

    SBC: Wastewater Compliance Systems, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Shallow lagoon systems are the most common form of engineered domestic wastewater treatment in the United States and the world. Municipalities, particularly smaller rural communities, use this low cost treatment method. These lagoon systems are generally effective at reducing biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) to acceptable levels prior to discharge. They are generally ineffective at nutrient removal ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. Innovative Small Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Uses Lift to Generate Power Providing A Lighter Weight, Less Costly, Rural Wind Power Solution

    SBC: WIND LIFT TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 86

    Rural farming communities, rural homeowners, the farmers, the small business/industries, the schools, and the municipalities need quality alternative energy solution to help offset all or a portion of their electrical power usage. In many instances the high cost of energy prohibits economic recovery. Wind energy has been identified as one of the important sources of renewable energy. Large Horizon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Aina Mo Soil Amendment Project

    SBC: PACIFIC BIODIESEL, INC.            Topic: 812

    Apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata), a highly invasive pest affecting wetland crops in 18 countries including the U.S., is listed as one of the 100 Worst Global Invaders. One study showed that due to its voracious appetite, present value damage from the snail could cost Philippine rice production as much as 2.3 billion dollars annually. In Hawai`i, the apple snail invasion has reduced taro harvests ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture

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