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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. A durable, potent, and rechargeable antimicrobial polymer for modular conveyor belts.

    SBC: Antimicrobial Materials, Inc.            Topic: 85

    Food-borne illness remains a top concern within the food processing industry. This phase I Small Business Innovation Research projectputs forth a set of technical objectives and a series of tasks that when completed wil result in a product that will significantly impact food safety. Using patent-pending antimicrobial technology, we will create a rechargeable antimicrobial polyethylene material int ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Testing feasibility and scalability of a new engineered design of an aerated static pile composting system.

    SBC: Compost Plant, L3C, The            Topic: 86

    Food waste is a significant and complex problem for the United States. Americans generate over 250 million (short) tons of trash a year, and organic materials such as paper and paperboard, yard trimmings, and food waste continue to make up a large component of the waste stream. These organic materials collectively account for a significant portion of U.S. methane emissions, as organic waste produc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  3. Enhanced Membranes For Sweetening Of Manure Based Biogas

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 88

    Each year over 1 billion tons of animal manure is produced in US and it can be a pollution source if not handled properly. "Anaerobic digestion" is an energy efficient way to dispose manure. Through this process manure is converted to biogas and digestate. The manure digestate can be used as fertilizer. Biogas is a mixture of ~60% CH4, ~40% CO2 and trace amounts of contaminant gasses such as H2S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Enhanced Membranes for Dewatering of Black Liquor

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 81

    Compact Membrane Systems (CMS) proposes to employ membrane systems for pressure-driven separation of water from black liquor to replace the first two stages of existing multiple-effect evaporators. This is a promising approach to considerably reduce the steam energy required for concentration. Membrane materials must withstand high temperature, high salinity and high pH conditions. Fouling of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. ATCOM SHARP Box for Real-Time Turbulence Mitigation

    SBC: EM PHOTONICS INC            Topic: NASAA402

    When imaging over long distances, atmospheric turbulence between the camera and subject degrades the collected data limiting the effective resolution, regardless of the quality of the optic and sensor used. This reduction in image quality can have serious impacts on the ability to carry out missions by reducing situational awareness and preventing target identification. EM Photonics has been worki ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. A potent, renewable, and durable field administrable antimicrobial treatment for modular conveyor belts

    SBC: Antimicrobial Materials, Inc.            Topic: 85

    Food-borne illness remains a top concern of the USDA, FDA, and CDC. This phase I Small Business Innovation Research project, entitled A potent, renewable, and durable field-administrable antimicrobial treatment for modular conveyor belts puts forth a set of technical objectives and a series of tasks that when completed wil result in a product that will significantly impact food safety. Using paten ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. 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 foreign oil has sparked enormous interest in the use of biofuels, specifically cellulosic biofuels. Cellulosic biofuels are a carbon neutral, renewable resource, and their use could drastically curtail total carbon dioxide emissions while also reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Worldwide biomass energy resources are estimated at 2 x 1021 J per y ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. Production of high protein canola meal to replace fish meal in aquaculture diets.

    SBC: DAST            Topic: 87

    The opportunities we are pursuing are in the larger and more diverse animal/fish feed markets, where protein cost, amino acid balance, and digestibility are key drivers. Highly concentrated and purified protein ingredients are not necessary in these markets, and are too expensive due to 1) the aforementioned issues with processing costs and low protein yields. Our innovation is a simple, one-step ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture

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