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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. GOES Data Collection Platform with Interrogate Capability

    SBC: Sutron Corporation            Topic: 8311

    The GOES DCP Command Receiver

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Commerce
  2. Early Detection of Spoilage in Stored Grain

    SBC: BinTech, LLLP            Topic: N/A

    Millions of dollars are lost worldwide due to insect and fungi caused spoilage in stored grain. We propose to develop new technology for early detection that takes advantage of the fact that small amounts of spoilage cause significant increases in CO2 concentration throughout the grain mass and storage structure. The new sensor will be designed for placement in stored grain structures to continuou ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  3. Plant Expression of Cellulase for Biomass Ethanol Production

    SBC: Edenspace Systems Corporation            Topic: N/A

    "Edenspace Systems Corporation seeks to achieve a substantial decrease in the production costs of cellulosic ethanol biofuel by engineering a promising biofuel crop, switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), with up to three different genes that produce cellulases. When activated by heat, these enzymes break down biomass cellulose into simple sugars that can serve as biofuel feedstocks. Microbially-produ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  4. Low Cost, High Performance Spectroscopic Ammonia Sensor for Livestock Emissions Monitoring

    SBC: Ekips Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "The National Research Council has concluded that ammonia is a major concern for air quality at global, national and regional scales. In the US, livestock operations are believed to contribute over 80% of the total emissions of ammonia. Specific interest in ammonia emissions from livestock operations stems from concerns with the negative impacts of high ammonia levels on air quality and environmen ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  5. Breath Alkanes in Bovine

    SBC: Ekips Technologies, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    "This project will test the feasibility of a breath alkane as an indicator of respiratory health in bovine. Significant losses due to bovine respiratory disease (BRD) occur in the U.S. beef industry with estimated annual losses at $1 billion due to higher medical costs, decreased weight gain, lower quality meat and death. BRD is highly transmittable and accounts for approximately 75% of morbidity ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  6. Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations


    This Phase II program will produce a sensitive, reliable and cost-effective monitor for ammonia emissions in confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). CAFOs have become a major form of animal production. There is increased concern over emissions from confinements houses and health effects on workers and animals. The CAFO industry needs reliable monitoring solutions to support manure management a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  7. Process For Converting the Low Value Glycerol Co-Product from Biodiesel Production Into High Value Polyglycerol

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    This project will develop and evaluate a new process for converting glycerol (the by-product of biodiesel production) into a higher value product, polyglycerols. Polyglycerols are non-toxic and can be used as environmentally friendly plasticizers in biodegradable plastics, and also in lubricants or as additives in food and cosmetics. Biodiesel production processes generate about 9% glycerol by vol ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  8. Reducing the Impact of Bovine Mastitis with a Novel Modified Chitosan Administered at Dry Off

    SBC: SLI, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Mastitis results in approximately a $200 per cow economic loss in the United State dairy industry. Mastitis is almost always caused by bacteria entering the mammary gland via the teat canal. Contagious pathogens are transmitted from cow to cow during milking. Environmental pathogens, as the name indicates, are present in the environment and usually enter the udder through the teat canal through th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  9. Comparison between species-selective rodenticides to determine superior performance in rat control, absence of nontarget risk, and...

    SBC: Staron, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The ubiquitous rat (Rattus sp.) is considered to be the most destructive mammalian species in the world. The economic impact directly associated with rats includes damage to agricultural crops and stored grains estimated at 20 billion annually in the United States alone (Danoff-Burg 2002). Rats also carry a variety of serious diseases that cause health problems for the entire community, especiall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  10. Reducing in-transit losses in swine by modification of electrolyte balance prior to transportation

    SBC: Anderson Associates LLC            Topic: N/A

    Over the past 15 years the incidence of in-transit losses in swine during transportation to slaughter has tripled. These losses (non-ambulatory and dead animals) are associated with the rapid accumulation of lactic acid in blood and the development of metabolic acidosis in transport-stressed swine. Modification of dietary electrolyte balance prior to handling in a laboratory trial significantly re ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture

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