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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. Sustainable Production of Pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides) for the Live Bait Market

    SBC: AQUATIC INNOVATIONS            Topic: N/A

    Recreational saltwater fishing is a major industry in coastal areas of the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimated that saltwater anglers spent $8.4 billion in 2001 on fishing trips and supplies. In many communities this type of "wildlife tourism" is the lifeblood of the community. It is vital to these communities to have a consistent supply of needed goods for these anglers. T ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  2. Rapid enzyme-based assays to detect banned substances in food

    SBC: BIOO SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    It is important to test the food supply for known toxic or banned substances which can impinge public safety. While a number of high-throughput tests have been developed to screen the food supply for higher molecular weight banned substances, it has been difficult to develop methods to comprehensively screen the food supply for low molecular weight banned substances such as histamine or pentachlor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  3. Hybrid System for Ultrasound Signal, Spectral, and Image Analyses to Enhance Meat Quality Evaluation in Food Animals

    SBC: BIOTRONICS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Determining meat quality attributes in food animals is essential for genetic selection, sorting, and marketing. Ultrasound techniques have the potential to benefit the swine industry for improvements in both quality and yield measures by non-destructive means. There is a need to continually improve percentage intramuscular fat estimation accuracy and reduced bias, especially before integration of ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Rapid and Sensitive Flu Virus Test

    SBC: CELLEX, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Avian influenza is a highly contagious disease that can spread rapidly in a susceptible population. Thus, avian influenza may have devastating effects on the poultry industry. Because of potential interspecies transmission, as evidenced with the avian influenza virus H5N1, avian influenza may have devastating effect on public health as well. It is therefore important to prevent and/or to promptly ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Complete Plant Growth Medium for Construction of Golf Greens

    SBC: CHK GROUP, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This project will increase the water and fertilizer use efficiency to create an environmentally friendly green golf courses. Successful completion of the proposed innovation by ChK Group, Inc., is expected to validate our preliminary findings and help the company establish strategic partnerships with manufacturers of golf-green accessories and golf-course owners/managers. The proposed innovation w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Ambient Processing and Nutritional Assessment of Trypsin-Inhibitor-Null Soybean Products

    SBC: SCHILLINGER SEED INC            Topic: N/A

    Commercial soybeans require heat processing to deactivate anti-nutrition factors/enzymes. Schillinger Seed has developed a new soybean free of the key anti-nutrition Kunitz Tyrpsin Inhibitor (SKTI-Null). This new SKTI-Null) soybean presents the opportunity for ambient or cold processing of soybeans for use in food and feed. The elimination of heat processing eliminates the need of a signifcant amo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Improving the Nutrition and Health of People with Developmental Disabilities via On-Line Program Dissemination

    SBC: MAINSTAY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    People with developmental disabilities (DD) experience poor nutrition, obesity, and other serious health problems at significantly higher rates than those in the general public. Fifty percent of people with DD are obese, double the rate for all other Americans; diabetes and hypertension are also serious problems for this population. There are many reasons for these elevated rates and previous atte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  8. GERM OIL RECOVERY IN DRY-GRIND ETHANOL PLANTS USING MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

    SBC: PRAIRIE GOLD, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Non Technical Summary Ethanol production, estimated to be 6.5 billion gallons in January of 2008, is expanding at an astonishing rate and has placed huge demands on the profitability of ethanol plants. Prairie Gold's approach to alleviating the high cost of corn as a feedstock is to provide ethanol plants with additional coproducts such as corn oil using our GORME (Germ Oil Recovery with Membranes ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Identification and Classification of Invasive Insects Using Audible Signals

    SBC: SIGMA SPACE CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    USDA has a goal to enhance detection and response capabilities in controlling destructive pests like the Mediterranean fruit fly. Currently, about a hundred thousand Medfly traps exist in southern California alone that requires USDA personnel to manually check for the existence of the target insect. This labor-intensive activity carries significant recurring costs. Moreover, any delays in the iden ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. Sensor of ammonia emission from animal manure

    SBC: SSS Optical Technologies, Llc            Topic: N/A

    Long lasting, inexpensive, and maintenance free systems are not currently available for the continuous sensing of ammonia emission from animal manure. Development of these sensors will provide information for the regulation of ventilation and manure management/amendment to protect animal and worker health and the environment. The overall objective of the project is to study feasibility of such a n ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
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