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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. Low Energy Comminution of Herbaceous Biomass Feedstocks

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Size reduction, or comminution, is a fundamental processing step for lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks used as a raw material for conversion to biofuels. Grinding or milling of herbaceous materials such as corn stover, switchgrass, miscanthus and other biofuel feedstocks consumes a lot of energy, produces particle shapes that are difficult to handle, requires dry raw material, and often results i ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  2. The Selective Control of Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) with Low-Cost Application of a Naturally Occurring Phytotoxic Element

    SBC: BLUE MOON BULBS LLP            Topic: 81

    Westscape Nursery proposes a Phase I project to establish a solution to the problem of rapid cheatgrass infestation in the western U.S. Preliminary studies have shown the ability of a naturally occurring elemental compound used in precise formulation to totally suppress and selectively control germinating and developing cheatgrass. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  3. Pilot Program for Recovery of All-Natural Medicinals from Arkansas Forests: A Key to Easing Sagging Profitability in the Forest Industry

    SBC: SEA STAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 81

    This proposal will serve as a pilot project for poor, rural, Southern counties with rich forestry resources. Arkansas and surrounding states have some of the highest poverty rates in the nation. Arkansas 19 million acres of forests represent more than half of the total land mass of this state. This proposal is aimed at developing processing technologies that will add value to existing paper mill w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  4. Advanced Control System for Biofuel Combustion

    SBC: ENERTECHNIX, INC.            Topic: 81

    Combustion of biomass, especially in small-scale applications, produces high emissions of particulate matter (PM) that have been linked to adverse health effects and global climate change. Current industrial particulate control solutions are prohibitively expensive for use in small scale biomass burners. To overcome these challenges, inexpensive and effective combustion control solutions for small ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  5. Electrosedation and rested harvest as strategies to improve the quality of farm-raised fish

    SBC: Smith-root, Inc.            Topic: 87

    Traditional chemical sedatives for the processing of farm-raised fish are considered animal drugs that are subject to specific regulations and usage constraints (as well as chemical-bath disposal concerns). As an alternative, we propose to evaluate the use of mild, non-lethal electrosedation techniques to narcotize farm-raised fish in an effort to evaluate the technologys potential to reduce pre-h ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  6. Development of IMNV Resistant Heritable Transgenic Litopenaeus vannamei

    SBC: TRANSGENADA ENTERPRISES, INC            Topic: 87

    Aquaculture stands as a potential solution for the long-term production of animal protein worldwide and is reported to achieve some of the highest feed-to-protein conversion ratios when compared to poultry, cattle, and pig farming. The shrimp aquaculture specifically, suffers from periodic and devastating disease outbreaks that continually limit crop yields. This effect stifles the development and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  7. Improving Hybrid Catfish Production Efficiency Through Triploid Induction

    SBC: BAXTER LAND COMPANY ,INC            Topic: 87

    The profitability of commercial catfish production continues to decline due to increased feed and fuel costs, economic inflation, and increased imports of fish from countries with inexpensive labor and little regulation. In order to compete, catfish producers must become more efficient. Research has shown that hybridization of channel catfish eggs and blue catfish sperm produce progeny that exhibi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  8. A New Approach for Resistant Starch in Wheat

    SBC: Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.            Topic: 85

    The United States is facing increasing levels of childhood obesity that have more than tripled in the past thirty years. With obesity comes a higher risk of related health issues such as diabetes. This project is focused on the development of novel wheat varieties for the production of high resistant starch foods. Resistant starch is considered a form of dietary fiber with beneficial health effect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  9. Remediation of soil and water contaminated with phenolic compounds using peroxidase from the biofuel crop, Camelina sativa

    SBC: MONTANA GLUTEN FREE PROCESSORS, LLC            Topic: 84

    23. Non-Technical Summary Phenolic and aromatic pollutants are commonly released into soils, water and the atmosphere from industrial, agricultural and human processes. Such pollutants include chlorophenols, creosote, and endocrine & #8208;disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as estrogen and bisphenol A. Phenols and aromatics are absorbed by inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact. They can cross ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  10. Enhancing rural small business opportunities by developing a low cost heat source and developing the utilization of char as a soil amendment

    SBC: SYNTHIGEN, LLC            Topic: 86

    Rural communities that rely on, and are part of an agricultural-based economy where seed and grain cleaning facilities operate are plentiful in the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the U.S. Creating new opportunities for employment and income generation in these communities is frequently difficult because it can require considerable amounts of capital investment and new market development. We ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture

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