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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. 8.1(6).Fire Weather Observation Sensor

    SBC: Intellisense Systems, Inc.            Topic: 81

    New technology that facilitates detection and management of wildfires on forest lands is criticalfor enhancing the protection of the nation's forested lands and forest resources. The newtechnology will also help maintain the existence of healthy and productive forest ecosystems aswell as provide new information to fire service personnel for understanding wildfire events.Intellisense Systems Inc. ( ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. Pop Oats – an innovative, value-added snack to promote increased oat consumption.

    SBC: POP OATS, LLC            Topic: 85

    The co-founders of Pop Oats LLC (the "Company") in conjunction with a team from the USDA'sAgricultural Research Service Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit (the "USDA") havedeveloped a patent pending process for whole oat groats that provides long overdue innovationallowing oats to be positioned as both (i) a convenient ready-to-eat ("RTE") savory snack ("PopOats" - trademark registered on June ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. 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
  5. Precision Time-to-Harvest Forecasting of Specialty Crops

    SBC: GEOVISUAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.            Topic: 813

    Specialty Crop production margins are eroded by input costs impacts of weather pests anddiseases and market price fluctuations. Producers routinely overproduce to hedge against lossesfrom environmental impacts and ensure sufficient supply to meet retail account demand furtherreducing their average margins. If they had greater certainty in advance of how much they willproduce and when it will be ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. Detecting Banks Grass Mites in Phoenix Dactylifera using Automation

    SBC: ROSE-FIELD INC.            Topic: 813

    In the United States dates are grown in small desert regions of Southern California and Arizona. In2015 approximately 45000 tons of dates worth nearly $70 million were harvested from 10000acres. The Banks grass mite (BGM) Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) is a major pest of dates. Lossesand control costs for BGM are estimated to be between $1 million and $2.5 million annually inSouthern California and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Labor-Friendly Terrestrial Cultivation and Ocean Outplanting of Asparagopsis Taxiformis

    SBC: CARLSBAD AQUAFARMS INC            Topic: 87

    he rise of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a paramount issue facing aburgeoning human population. Elevated levels of GHGs in the atmosphere including record levelsof methane (CH ) are contributing to potential catastrophic climate change. The agriculture4 industry is a major producer of CH : ruminant livestock account for approximately 25% of the4 total atmospheric methane emission ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  8. Commercializing Rural Community and Economic Development Strategic Planning

    SBC: BUILDING COMMUNITIES, INC.            Topic: 86

    The economic recovery and development of rural America is lagging that of its metropolitancounterparts.While metropolitan areas fully replaced the job losses from the 2008-2009 GreatRecession by the third quarter of 2013 rural America has yet to replace those job losses fullyfive years later.While many of the economic forces are beyond the control of ruralcommunities (globalization natural resourc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  9. Open-Path Cavity-Enhanced Spectroscopy System for the Accurate Quantification of Ammonia Flux

    SBC: Nikira Labs Inc.            Topic: 84

    In this SBIR effort Nikira Labs Inc. proposes to develop an open-path cavity-enhancedspectroscopy system for the accurate rapid quantification of ammonia flux.Most ammoniaemissions are due to agricultural activities and react in the atmosphere to produce aerosols thatresult in adverse health effects.Ammonia's solubility and adherence make it difficult to makedirect rapid ammonia measurements for e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  10. Versatile Biocatalytic Processes for Low-Cost Water Reuse in Agriculture

    SBC: MICROVI BIOTECH, INC.            Topic: 84

    Over the past decade the demand for water reuse has been increasing due to growing populationswater scarcity and the impacts of climate change. The agricultural industry is one of the majorconsumers of fresh water. In addition to water for irrigation significant water use is exhibited inthe processing of agricultural products. For example the demand for fresh and fresh-cut(minimally processed) fru ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
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