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  1. Detection and Monitoring of Imported Fire Ants Using Remotely Sensed Imagery

    SBC: Automated Decisions, LLC            Topic: N/A

    It is estimated the economic impact (medical, damage, and pesticide costs) of imported fire ants in the infested southern states is in excess of $1 billion annually. Additionally, approximately 30% of all people in the infested regions are stung on an annual basis. Detection of imported fire ants is an important and outstanding problem. This project will develop technology and methodology to detec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. Improved Quality Soy-Oil Based Biodiesel Fuel- Phase II

    SBC: BioPlastic Polymers and Composites, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The benefits of biodiesel are well documented. Problems related to fuel quality, filter plugging, injector failure, material compatibility, and fuel economy persist and must be resolved before wide spread use of biodiesel can be addressed. Most of these problems are due to the presence of double bonds in the fatty acid residues, which impacts its oxidation and storage stability. These inherent pro ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Mesostructured Adsorbents for the Removal of Heavy Elements from Water

    SBC: Claytec, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    According to EPA estimates > 30,000 U.S. sites require remediation, due in part to heavy element contaminants. In addition, the EPA, which recently set the MCL for arsenic in drinking water at 10 ppb, estimates that ~ 350,000 people in the US drink water containing > 50 ppb of arsenic and nearly 25 million drink water containing >25 ppb arsenic. In addition to the cost of meeting the needs of indu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. New Engine Control Technology to Reduce All Terrain Vehicle Emissions Levels

    SBC: ElectroJet, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Small engines, such as those used in ATVs, have high engine out emisisons, and are terribly polluting. This project examines the effectiveness of a new control technology to implement low cost electronic fuel injection on these engines to reduce emissions levels.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Cost Effective and Reliable Anaerobic Digestion for Agricultural By-products


    The current problem with on farm anaerobic digesters is the high failure rate. Some failures are do to plugging because of the viscous and heterogeneous nature of agricultural animal waste. Other digesters have been abandoned because the management of the digester was too difficult or required to much time. The purpose of this project is to develop a novel method along with the machinery capable f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Dietary L-Thyroxine to Induce Molt Without Feed Withdrawal in Laying Chicken, Broiler Breeder, and Turkey Breeder Hens to Extend Production

    SBC: Hooge Consulting Service            Topic: N/A

    Molting (reproductive rejuvenation) of poultry to extend table or fertile egg production is a well accepted commercial practice in the U.S. However, the conventional method of ~10-day feed withdrawal to induce molt is increasingly viewed as unacceptable by McDonald's, Wendy's, AVMA, and the egg consuming public. The use of dietary L-thyroxine (T4; the natural molting hormone) for poultry can provi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Cubic Octafunctional Silsesquioxanes, Nanobuilding Blocks from Rich Hull Ash

    SBC: MAYATERIALS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Rice hull ash, which is being produced in large quantities, currently has limited commercial utility. Many nanocomposites are synthesized through very expensive routes. The project investigates the the low-cost production of nanocomposites derived from rice hull ash. These nanocomposites may be used in a wide variety of electronic, photonic and structural applications.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Determination of the Safety and Efficacy of a Toxoid Developed for the Prevention of Type C Botulism in Horses

    SBC: Neogen Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Type C botulism is becoming more frequent in horses in the US due to changes modernization has made in harvesting of silage fed to farm animals. This project will determine the safety of and effectiveness of an experimental toxoid for the prevention of this illness in horses.

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Economic Development of the West Michigan Lakeshore Through Application of 3D Virtual Tourism

    SBC: Webwriters, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Tourism along the eastern lakeshore of Lake Michigan is vital to the economic health and well being of West Michigan. Recent measurements have shown that State tourism traffic has been slightly down over the past three years, further compounding an already longstanding deficit in travel trade that Michigan has with other competing areas of tourism outside the state. Increasing tourism traffic alon ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Project PREPARE: Preparing preschoolers and kindergartners who are deaf to learn to read by teaching them early critical service words typically visually and linguistically inaccessible to them through a computer-based instruction product

    SBC: HOPE, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Children with significant hearing loss continually exhibit low reading levels, due in part to the difficulty they face upon entering school of understanding basal reading vocabulary, especially critical service words. Service words cannot easily be learned through the use of pictures or objects but constitute up to 75% of all words used in basal readers, including prepositions, conjunctions, artic ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Education

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