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  1. System For Biologic Control of Soybean Cyst Nematode

    SBC: 3BAR BIOLOGICS INC.            Topic: 82

    This project will develop and qualify a system that is capable of treating soybean farming operations where susceptibility to SCN is the primary yield limiting pest. Soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines; SCN) is the major pathogen of soybean causing over $1 billion in crop losses annually. SCN is now considered endemic to North America and is spreading as more acres of land are planted in so ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  2. An Innovative Method For Drying Hay

    SBC: GIRD SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 813

    This research supports the development of an innovative method of drying hay that will help to reduce farmers' dependence on good weather for hay harvesting. Currently, farmers need to dry hay down to 15% moisturein the field after mowing to allow for proper storage. Typically, this drying process takes 3 days of good weather (warm, sunshine, breeze) which can be rare, especially in the spring ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  3. In-Flight Measurements of Spray System Droplet Size for Aerial Chemical Application

    SBC: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: 813

    The spray application of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and growth regulators produces substantial benefits in crop yields. Aerial spray application of bulk materials offers advantages such as efficiency, speed, and access to constrained areas. However, a disadvantage with spray application is the unintended drift of spray droplets. Spray drift reduces efficiency, increases cost, and produces ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Agriculture
  4. Microwave Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials at Ambient Pressure

    SBC: Applied Sciences            Topic: 23

    By incorporating microwave plasmas at ambient pressure—higher than can normally be accomplished for materials reactors—highly reactive plasmas will be used to process carbon nanomaterials at a two orders of magnitude higher reaction rate than previously accomplished. The result is a vastly simpler, ecologically cleaner process suitable for competing head-to-head costs with carbon black. Becaus ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  5. Simulations of Explosive Electron Emission in Cathodic Arcs

    SBC: CFD Research Corporation            Topic: 20

    Explosive Electron Emission (EEE) is typical to cathodic arcs. The physics of multi-phase phenomena associated with self-sustained formation of explosive emission centers (ectons) is not fully understood. This SBIR project will conduct experimental, theoretical, and computational studies of phase transitions at electrode surfaces, formation of plasma jets, and gas dynamics in cathodic sparks and a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  6. High Average Current Bunched Electron Source for RF Accelerators

    SBC: Euclid Beamlabs, LLC            Topic: 24

    High-average current high-quality electron beams are imperative for high-power RF accelerators used in various energy and environmental applications in industry, medicine, and national security as well as for advanced existing and future accelerator systems such as PIP II, particle colliders (eRHIC BNL) for cooling high-energy proton, ion, and hadron beams, storage rings, wakefield accelerators (A ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  7. H2 Production from Still Gases on Structured Catalysts for Refineries

    SBC: Nextech Materials, Ltd.            Topic: 09

    In this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project, Nexceris, LLC proposes to develop new engineered catalysts for steam reforming (STR) and water gas shift (WGS) to convert still gases to hydrogen for refineries. Deep desulfurization for ultra-low-sulfur fuels in refineries has led to more need in hydrogen supply. Meanwhile, refineries produce still gases by distillation, cracking, reformi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  8. Conversion of Biogas to Liquid Fuels on Superior Catalysts

    SBC: Nextech Materials, Ltd.            Topic: 10

    Nexceris proposes to develop novel structured catalysts for mixed CO2-steam reforming (CSR) and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) to convert biogas to wax, diesel, jet fuel and gasoline. As a renewable energy, biogas is produced from wet waste in the absence of oxygen and contains mainly CH4 and CO2. With concerns about global warming and ways of disposing of CO2, upgrading of biogas to liquid fuels ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  9. Catalysts for Converting Coker Pitch to Liquid Transportation Fuels

    SBC: OPTIFUEL TECHNOLOGY, LLC            Topic: 09

    DOE is seeking to improve manufacturing efficiency of U.S. refineries. The delayed coking process is one of the few chemical conversions within refinery processes that does not currently use catalysts. The proposed project will utilize the patented OptiFuel Technology, which has shown the first effective use of catalyst in the delayed coking process, and demonstrate the advancement of performance ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy
  10. Additive Manufacture of Tungsten Armored Plasma Facing Components

    SBC: Plasma Processes, LLC            Topic: 20

    Tungsten and its alloys are candidates for plasma facing component (PFC) armor due to their low sputtering rate, high melting point, high thermal conductivity, high strength at elevated temperatures, and low tritium inventory. Although copper alloys have been selected for the heat sinks for ITER, a working fusion reactor will require the use of higher strength, low activation materials. For exampl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2016 Department of Energy

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