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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 June, 2020.

  1. The Green Processing of a Novel FDA Exempt ("Natural") Food Color Additive.

    SBC: Persea Naturals LLC            Topic: 85

    Consumers are demanding replacement of synthetic food colors with compounds from naturalsources. We have prepared a stable water-soluble yellow-red extract from avocado seeds.AvoColor® has favorable colorant properties in a variety of food systems. Structural analysisidentified the major pigment as a novel glycosylated benzotropone. The overall goal of theproposed studies is to commercialize a "g ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) Architecture to Facilitate Management of Forest Wildfires

    SBC: Skyward, Ltd.            Topic: 81

    The goal of the Phase II effort is to develop to prototype and demonstrate the ProcessingExploitation and Dissemination (PED) solution proposed during Phase I. The solution is comprisedof a fixed wing small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) an Asset Tracking System (ATS) ansUAS mounted optical and infrared video sensor a Ground Control Station (GCS)and a softwareenvironment for receipt storage visuali ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Treetective: Using Panoramic, Ground-Level Imagery for Virtual Tree Inventories

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 81

    The goal of this research is to enable users to take advantage of panoramic ground-level imagery toremotely discern the presence of street trees in their neighborhoods and to derive the geographiccoordinates and baseline data on tree species or genus diameter and condition that can be used tosupport future planting initiatives and best management practices.By providing an alternative totraditional ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of a hormone implant to facilitate maturation and spawning in fish

    SBC: Live Advantage Bait, LLC            Topic: 87

    Hatchery production is one of the largest costs and restraints to fin fish aquaculture andspawning aids are ranked as a high priority drug required by the aquaculture industry.Exogenous hormone administration has been developed to induce maturation and obtainfertilized eggs.While the GnRH hormone and slow-release vehicle are not new theircombination into a commercialized product that can work be u ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. ImmobiZyme™ Platform for Enzyme Recycling in Bioethanol Production

    SBC: Guild Associates, Inc.            Topic: 88

    Bioethanol plants face several challenges to meet their operating costs and remain profitable. As the industry matures and becomes more cost competitive, risk-management, improving efficiency, and reducing operation costs have become higher priorities of plant operators. The majority of bioethanol produced in the U.S. is corn-based. Ground corn is treated with alpha-amlyase and gluocamylase to red ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Radar Monitoring of Honey Bees for Early Warning of Health Issues and Colony Collapse

    SBC: GhostWave Inc.            Topic: 813

    If a single factor can be identified that is harming honey bees in the U.S. it is the parasitic Varroamite (Varroa destructor). Varroa was first detected in the U.S. in 1987 and spread throughoutNorth America soon after. Varroa mites feed and reproduce on developing bees under theprotection of wax cappings which harms the bee directly but mites also vector highly virulentforms of honey bee viruses ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Biomorphic Silicon Anodes for High Capacity Batteries

    SBC: PH MATTER, LLC            Topic: 88

    tructural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are widely used construction panels in residential andcommercial applications. SIPs have insulating foam sandwiched between two Oriented StrandBoards (OSBs). SIPs provide design flexibility faster installations reduced man hours andreduced maintenance. Core materials for SIPs are chosen for their insulating properties.Thermocore of Missouri (Thermocore) has develo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Development of Natural and Sustainable UV-Blocking Compounds by an Algal-Based System

    SBC: Sandbox Solar LLC            Topic: 88

    In order to meet growing demands of renewable energy photovoltaic (PV) developments willrequire significant land space for ground-mounted PV systems. This growing demand is creatingcompetition for land resources causing the most challenges for small and mid-size farms. Thischallenge can be reformed into an environmental and financial opportunity for these farms withthe increased research of co-loc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Handheld Optical Spectrometer for Real-Time Characterization of Digestible Protein in Soybeans

    SBC: SK Infrared, LLC            Topic: 85

    SK Infrared LLC proposes to conduct research and technology development toward a novelhandheld optical sensor that provides real time characterization of the quality of soybeans.Specifically the sensor will quantify five essential amino acids (cysteine lysine methioninethreonine tryptophan) that indicate digestibility of protein within the soybean product. Thistechnology directly responds to the s ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Automated Modular Algae Cultivation For Aquaculture

    SBC: Culture Fuels, Inc.            Topic: 87

    There is compelling value to feeding live algae in fish hatcheries as the current survival rate oflarvae fed frozen paste is relatively low resulting in higher costs.However the complexity andcosts of existing photo-bioreactors and the logistical costs of shipping live material over distancesare barriers to the widespread deployment of live algae as feed.Culture BioSystems has successfully grown a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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