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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 seed-coating mixed enzyme formula for the control of fungal and bacterial pathogens

    SBC: Zymtronix Catalytic Systems, Inc.            Topic: 82

    This project seeks to improve food security through the development of a novel crop disease management tool. Modern agriculture relies on the heavy use of pesticides to control plant diseases and protect crops from significant losses, and many of the most important disease control products are quickly losing efficacy due to resistance development. Consequences of pesticide use include potentially ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  2. Nitrogen Biofertilizer for sustainable agriculture

    SBC: Biomineral Systems LLC            Topic: 812

    The proposed project pertains to the development of a novel nitrogen biofertilizercomprising special seeds and seed treatments to reduce the need for N fertilizers incrop production by 40 - 50%. Sustainable production of food and energy crops is criticalto ensure global food security. The proposed innovation (BioCat-N) will facilitate theutilization of organic nitrogen pool (not otherwise readily ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  3. High Carotenoid Orange Corn for Poultry Health

    SBC: NUTRAMAIZE LLC            Topic: 83

    Consumer pressure is forcing the egg industry to move towards cage free production. In addition, the Veterinary Feed Directive will significantly restrict the use of antibiotics in animal production. One of the primary consequences of these changes is that significantly more pressure will be put on the immune system of poultry; therefore, egg and poultry producers will need to seek novel solutions ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Designing and Evaluating an Educational TV Series And Integrated Nutrition Curriculum To Prevent Childhood Obesity

    SBC: Vedge Kids, LLC            Topic: 85

    CHILDHOOD OBESTIY is a national epidemic. Total societal costs are estimated at over $100 billion dollars annually. What's even worse is the emotional and physical harm caused by an entirely preventable condition. The core purpose of the Vedge' Kids video series and education platform, which feature engagingly anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables, is to inspire a generation of children to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  5. Growth and Production of Fungal Resin for Novel Agricultural-Wood Hybrid Particleboard.

    SBC: ECOVATIVE DESIGN LLC            Topic: 81

    Engineered wood products are ubiquitous in structural and non-structural applications, and are traditionally comprised of wood particles or fibers, waxes, and resins. Engineered wood represents a $8.5B market in the United States annually, the domestic engineered wood manufacturers of particleboard and medium density fiberboard have not fully recovered from the economic decline experienced in 2008 ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  6. Aquaculture feeds from grain ethanol stillage

    SBC: Xylome Corporation            Topic: 88

    This innovative research and development project addresses one of the most important issues in our society: How to provide healthful food to our native population through efficient and sustainable use of our domestic resources. Fish raised through aquaculture can meet the rapidly growing demand for seafood while improving diets. Aquaculture is the fastest growing sector of the world's food pro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  7. In-plant probe of water potential for feedback controlled management of water status in fruit crops

    SBC: FLORAPULSE CO            Topic: 84

    Water is a critical and growing issue for our planet in both human use as well as the need for food production to feed a growing world population. Agriculture plays a dominant role in this challenge as the single largest user of water, accounting for an estimated 70% of all use by humans. There are 55 million acres of irrigated crops in the US alone. With climate change and increasing drought freq ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  8. Integrated water treatment, nutrient recovery and organic fertilizer production using dairy effluents

    SBC: Midwestern Bioag, Inc.            Topic: 84

    Livestock manure streams constitute a primary source of nutrients leading to watershed eutrophication, and nutrient mitigation is a major problem for the agricultural industry. Many dairies have anaerobic digesters (ADs) that reduce manure volumes and generate methane for energy. But the nutrients remaining in the wastewater are emitted to the environment after release from ADs. Midwestern BioAg ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  9. 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
  10. MobilityCoach: A Comprehensive Tele-Rehabilitation System That Improves Rural Seniors` Return to Mobility and Function after Orthopedic Surgery

    SBC: CREATEABILITY CONCEPTS, INC.            Topic: 86

    The life expectancy of the average American continues to increase. Seniors (people 65 years and older) of today live longer and seek more independence than their predecessors just a decade ago. With this increased desire for independence comes a growing emphasis on maintaining mobility. The number of hip and knee replacements performed in the U.S. is expected to double every five years in response ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture

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