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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.

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  1. Combating potato soft rot with free-living phagocytes

    SBC: AMEBAGONE, INC.            Topic: 82

    AmebaGone Inc is developing a novel microbial pesticide for the prevention of soft rot in potatotubers. Each year an estimated 15-30% of the U.S. potato crop is lost to soft rot representing amarket loss of $0.57B-$1.13B. There is currently no effective treatment available for this disease.Our solution is a biological treatment that uses the predatory power of Dictyostelids ("Dicty" forshort) inst ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Agriculture
  2. A Spatial Technology Makeover for the Crop Insurance Industry

    SBC: Advanced Remote Sensing, Inc.            Topic: 813

    Across the US nearly all business sectors have enthusiastically adopted new technology.In direct contrast the crop insurance industry has been slow to adopt spatial technology -Earth observation satellite-based remote sensing image analysis GIS and digital recordkeeping. Spatial technology holds great promise to enhance accuracy efficiencyproductivity and profits for the crop insurance industry.Th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  3. Optimization of a Prototype Lateral Flow Test for Dicamba

    SBC: Base Pair Biotechnologies, Inc.            Topic: 813

    OpportunityHerbicides since their advent in the early 1950's have been a tremendous and invaluable tool toproduction agriculture.Since that time the agricultural crop production market has changedconsiderably due to a number of technological innovations including the introduction ofgenetically modified organisms (GMO) crops.Although surrounded by some controversy theability to genetically engineer ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of High Squalene Tobacco

    SBC: SynShark LLC            Topic: 88

    SynShark LLC aims to create an economically viable source of squalene from American tobacco. Squalene is a triterpene important to the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. Unfortunately squalene is mainly sourced through the "livering" of millions of deep-sea sharks threatening their populations. Through the Company's exclusively licensed technology for triterpene squalene which is extracted from ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  5. Improved Pathogen Neutralization Through Nanobubbles

    SBC: En Solucion Inc            Topic: 85

    As consumer demand for fresh produce continues to grow so do concerns about foodborneillnesses and disease outbreaks. Postharvest wash is a critical control point in fresh produceprocessing for reducing or eliminating pathogens and other field-acquired contaminants thatcan result in such outbreaks. Current methods of postharvest washing provide less than 100%efficacy in removing pathogens and are ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Scalable and Rechargeable Antimicrobial Coating for Food Equipment

    SBC: Antimicrobial Materials, Inc.            Topic: 85

    We propose to develop effective robust rechargeable and economic antimicrobial coatings tofight cross-contamination in food manufacturing and improve food safety. The severeconsequences of microbiological contamination (e.g. foodborne illnesses food recalls branddamage and economic losses) demand food industry to re-examine the current food safetycontrol strategies and introduce novel technologies ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Agriculture
  7. Decentralized, Public, and Mobile-Based Sidewalk Inventory Tool

    SBC: KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 142FH1

    Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) is pleased to propose the further design and development of MySidewalk mobile application facilitating the crowd-sourced collection of sidewalk inventory and condition data. The MySidewalk application utilizes advances in social networks and data mining to provide integrated sidewalk datasets. Phase I and II research was facilitated by inputs from City of Colle ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Transportation
  8. Recycling Nutrients from Dairy Effluent into NOP-Compliant Agricultural Inputs

    SBC: Midwestern Bioag, Inc.            Topic: 84

    The consumer demand for organic food is growing faster than the supply. This is particularly true for large-scale row crops that go into staple foods and into animal feeds. As a result, about 80% of the primary organic grain supply is imported. Less-pronounced, but similar imbalances exist for specialty crops. Midwestern BioAg (MBA) has been supporting conventional and organic farmers for 35 years ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  9. Combatting potato soft rot with free-living phagocytes

    SBC: AMEBAGONE, INC.            Topic: 82

    Our need:Potatoes are the fourth most consumed crop in the world, after rice, wheat, and corn. According to 2016 data from the USDA, potatoes are also one of the most important agricultural crops in the world and are the leading vegetable produced in the USA. In 2016 alone, 44B pounds of potatoes were produced in the USA with a production value of $3.9B. Moreover, potatoes readily adapt to a wide ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  10. Production of Refined Cane Sugar from Sugar Mills without an Attached Refinery

    SBC: CHOU, CHI            Topic: 85

    The one-step cane sugar process respondsto the USDA NIFA SBIR Program Priorities in regards to agriculturally related manufacturing technology and energy efficiency. The technology developed from this project will (1) reduce the energy and water consumed per cane sugar product, (2) provide an economic alternative for producing U.S. Food Grade sugar worldwide, (3) eliminate hazardous solid waste pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
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