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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. Math&Science Problem Solving Intervention for Rural Communities

    SBC: LEARNIMATION            Topic: 86

    This Phase II project will work toward increasing the math and science problem solving capacities of high need rural students and their teachers. Math and science and the ability to solve problems in these disciplines lie at the heart of technical innovation and economic security in today & #39;s global marketplace. Research has demonstrated that early math skills are the strongest predictor o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  2. LED lighting for maximizing quality parameters in specialty crop production-Phase II

    SBC: Orbital Technologies Corporation            Topic: 85

    Convincing scientific evidence provides the association between dietary choices and chronic disease expression. Dietary guidelines now in place are designed to prevent the onset of such chronic diseases as tissue-specific cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and osteoporosis. The cornerstone of recommended dietary guidelines is increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Current USDA dietary guid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  3. Fat Replacement System from Natural Plant Materials for Improving Food Nutrition, Quality, and Reducing Costs

    SBC: FIBERSTAR BIO-INGREDIENT TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 85

    Obesity is a growing epidemic that threatens the health of both adults and children. The problem is exacerbated by challenging economic times and increasing food costs that put pressure on consumers to purchase lower priced meals, which may be of inferior nutritional value and/or contain excessive proportions of animal fat. Whereas many ingredients can lower fat and calorie contents of foods, thei ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  4. Novel Vaccines Against Johne's Disease: Phase II Trials

    SBC: Pan Genome Systems, Inc            Topic: 83

    Johne & #39;s disease (JD) or paratuberculosis in animals (infection with M. avium ss. paratuberculosis, M. ap) is a contagious, chronic, and potentially fatal disease affecting the small intestine of ruminants. All ruminants are susceptible, but the largest economic impact is felt in dairy farming, where infected cattle suffer from chronic diarrhea, weight loss, low milk yield and low (but pe ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  5. Electronic Trap for Automated Monitoring of Insect Populations

    SBC: Spensa Technologies Inc.            Topic: 813

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecological approach to managing insect pests in agricultural crops, which involves analyzing comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests, their interaction with the environment, past and current conditions of the crop field, etc., in order to provide growers with pest management decisions that are optimal both economically and environmentally. Frequ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  6. One-step Biobased Green Gasoline Production from Biodiesel Plant Waste Glycerol

    SBC: UNITED ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, LLC            Topic: 88

    This Phase I project aims at converting the biodiesel plant waste crude glycerol to a low cost and high value biobased green gasoline using a novel technology. In biodiesel production, crude glycerol comprises around 10 weight % of the products. Crude glycerolisa waste stream and afinancial and environmental liability in the biodiesel industry. The research in this Phase I study will mainly focus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  7. Rapid Field-appropriate Diagnostics for Detection of Viral Pathogens Associated with Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex

    SBC: LUCIGEN CORPORATION            Topic: 83

    Respiratory tract infection in pigs, commonly referred to as "Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC)", is one of the major challenges for the swine industry, as PRDC causes significant economic losses to swine producers worldwide. Rapid detection of causative agents is the key to management of PRDC, as it allows quick implementation of a control plan to minimize the potential spread ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  8. Using Elemental Iodine Vapor Bubbles in a Liquid Medium to Inactivate Mastitis Pathogens on Cow Teat Surfaces.

    SBC: I2 AIR FLUID INNOVATION INC            Topic: 83

    Mastitis is the most prevalent disease in dairy herds world-wide and the reason for extensive production losses. The economic loss due to Mastitis last year in the US alone was 1.7 billion dollars. Milk yield and composition is affected by the Mastitis condition, the microbes that cause it, and/or prevention or segregation methods. Mastitis is a condition affecting cows and other mammals whereby t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  9. A Particulate Mass Flux Sensor for the Food Process Industry

    SBC: En'urga Inc.            Topic: 85

    Currently, there is no suitable method of monitoring the mass flux of particulate material such as flour, sugar, chocolate chips, etc. for a continuous production process. Therefore, many of the food products are manufactured using batch processes, with very high inefficiencies and wide variation in the quality of the end product. If a continuous particulate mass flux sensor were available, then f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  10. Phosphate fertilizer recovery from anaerobic acid digesters in sewage treatment plants.

    SBC: Nutrient Recovery And Upcycling Llc            Topic: 84

    Facing strict effluent limits, municipal wastewater treatment facilities are dealing with increasing costs of treating phosphorus in their waste. Current technologies are capable of sequestering the phosphorus in an unusable form or capturing only a fraction of it. Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling, LLC is working on a technology that can recover 44% more of the phosphorus from municipal waste than ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture

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