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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. Using Alternative Energy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Production in the Transportation Sector

    SBC: ADVANCED ENGINES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION            Topic: 142OS1

    U.S. DOT’s Zero Emissions Transportation Initiative is looking to push the transportation sector greenhouse gas production to zero by 2050. This solicitation/topic addresses alternative energy sources for the light vehicle, motorcycle, and bicycle sector. With the continuing significant development in commercialization and availability of biofuels, the possibility exists to meet this goal, with ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  2. Using Alternative Energy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Production in the Transportation Sector

    SBC: INNOVATIVE DYNAMICS INC            Topic: 142OS1

    IDI is proposing an electrically assisted e-bike system, designed to increase the usage of bicycles for daily commute, specifically targeting areas and demographics with below average bicycle usage, and adverse weather conditions. This design is intended for usage alongside traditional bikes in bike share programs across the country. The primary benefit is attract those otherwise unwilling or unab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  3. Parking-Cruising Caused Congestion & Targeting Public Mitigation Investments

    SBC: NELSON/NYGAARD CONSULTING ASSOCIATES, INC.            Topic: 142FH2

    Cruising for parking is a problem that cities have long struggled to address. Recent efforts by the FHWA in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and other cities have advanced the state of knowledge but large gaps remain. This project seeks to address these important gaps by using GPS traces, GPS-augmented travel surveys, and GPS traces with driver video to quantify the extent of cruising, and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Transportation
  4. Development of a Prototype Process for Production of Tapes and Labels with Vegetable-Oil-Based Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

    SBC: Lao K LLC            Topic: 88

    Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) are those sticky materials that can stick to various substrates under light pressure at room temperature. PSAs are widely used for production of tapes such as duct tape and package tapes, labels, stamps, post-it® notes and many other products. At present, PSAs are mainly derived from petrochemical-based polymers such as polyacrylates. Petrochemicals are not ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. WEB-BASED TOOLS TO ENHANCE LIVESTOCK INFRASTRUCTURE IN REGIONAL and LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

    SBC: Bos Native Meats, LLC            Topic: 812

    This project seeks to introduce web-based technology tools to the livestock industry that would equilibrate business risks between farmer and processor, moving the relationships toward mobile technology for convenience and reliability, and increasing business efficiency for both parties.Our project is designed to make small to mid-sized livestock farms more profitable by assuring the availability ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. Next-Generation Cost-Effective Small and Mid-size Farm GMP Compliance Process for Dietary Supplements

    SBC: BLUE MEADOWS FARM LABS LLC            Topic: 812

    Small and mid-size farms that produce herbal supplements are under new, stringent FDA regulatory and safety requirements because of a change in definition from "food product" to "dietary supplement." This status change has made these farms subject to FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations that are difficult and very expensive to implement. During a three-year period, federal in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  7. Next Generation Wind Energy Systems For Cash-Strapped Farmers And Communities

    SBC: EWINDSOLUTIONS, INC.            Topic: 812

    eWind is proposing a highly efficient and low-cost wind-energy system for small and mid-sized farms that will produce approximately four times the electricity per year as comparably priced "conventional" wind turbines. This project addresses the USDA priorities of Energy Efficiency and Alternative and Renewable Energy and Agriculturally-related Manufacturing Technology. We directly support Energy ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  8. Advanced DPP technology for rapid animal-side detection of bovine tuberculosis

    SBC: CHEMBIO DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 83

    Bovine tuberculosis (TB), a zoonotic disease caused by Mycobacterium bovis, continues to plague the cattle industry in the United States (US) and worldwide. Current diagnostic methods are inadequate; therefore, improved tests are urgently needed for disease control/eradication. The goal of the proposed research is to develop a simple, rapid, accurate, and cost-effective blood test for bovine TB in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  9. Commercialization of a Synthetic, Live-attenuated FMDV Vaccine

    SBC: Codagenix Inc.            Topic: 83

    Foot and mouth disease is distributed world-wide in over 100 countries, and has proven to be devastating to livestock of cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, and buffaloes. Similar to other members of the Picornaviridae family, there is considerable natural genetic variation in the FMDV population found in nature. There are seven serotypes of the foot and mouth disease virus, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  10. ADVANCED GRADING FOR IMPROVEMENT AND RELIABILITY OF ROUND TIMBER DESIGN VALUES

    SBC: Whole Trees, LLC            Topic: 81

    This project is the last piece of the round timber production puzzle for WholeTrees Structures' SBIR-funded research initiatives: improved selection and grading procedures for round pole timber, building on ASTM visual grading rules for poles and piles, but for structural spanning applications. This research project is based on a solid body of prior work (Wood et al. 1965; Goodman et al. 1981; ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture

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