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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. Processing of Poultry Manure for Fuel Gas Production

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural activities produce large quantities of animal wastes in the form of manures. Currently, the accumulation of manures from animal husbandry operations is a serious threat to water supplies and challenges the capacity of existing landfills. However, this potential problem also represents an opportunity for remote biomass power production systems based on heating the manure in the absence ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. Interactive CD Guide for Food-Borne Fungal Identification

    SBC: BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Filamentous microfungi (often colloquially known as "molds") are a major cause of food wastage throughout the world, accounting for the loss of about 10% of all food production. Although good textbooks on food mycology are available, a clear need exists for simpler and more visual identification systems. Because of ease of manufacture and use, interactive potential and ability to display color pic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Detection of Termites Using Distributed Wireless Monitoring

    SBC: Hatchpoint, LLC            Topic: N/A

    While termites inflict almost $4 Billion dollars in damage per year in the United States, termite control still depends upon labor intensive and expensive manual monitoring techniques. This project will determine the feasibility of deploying acoustic sensor arrays that will alert a Pest Management Professional (PMP) of termite activity.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Large Scale Production of Sex-Selected Embryos by In Vitro Fertilization In Cattle: A New Opportunity for Global Business

    SBC: EVERGEN BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: N/A

    In natural reproduction, the sex ratio is approximately 50:50. In the dairy industry, only female animals (and very few male stud bulls) are productive and most male calves are slaughtered with little financial return to the farmers. This natural limitation costs the dairy industry billions of dollars around the globe. Selecting sex of offspring has long been a dream in the livestock industry. The ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Partial Saturation Ebb and Flood Watering System

    SBC: Green Growth Properties dba Geremia Greenhouse            Topic: N/A

    Conventional watering uses hose or boom irrigation systems to apply excess water to ensure complete coverage of the entire crop to the point of full saturation of the root medium. This method is costly in terms of water and nutrients. Water falls outside the area of the pots and is lost to the environment. Excess water may leach up to 75% of the fertilizer from potted plants. It may be necessary t ...

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

    SBC: HANSEN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC            Topic: N/A

    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
  7. 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
  8. Development of Environmentally Safe Transgenic Turfgrass with Improved Traits

    SBC: HybriGene, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Trait improvement of turfgrass through genetic engineering is important to the turfgrass industry and the environment. However, the possibility of transgene escape to wild and non-transformed species raises commercial and ecological concerns. The purpose of this project is to determine the usefulness of genetically engineered male sterility in turfgrass for producing stable, environmentally safe t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Predictive Modeling of the Engineered Wood Properties Using Genetic Algorithms with Distributed Data Fusion

    SBC: Microbial Insights, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem: The U.S. forest products industry contributed $406 billion to the U.S. economy and employed 2,140,399 people in 2002. Currently the forest products industry is facing unprecedented competition from international imports and high wood costs. In 2003, the engineered wood panel sector produced 64.3 billion square feet of panels of which wood waste ranged from 3% to 9%. Reducing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. Social-Simentor: Interactive Simulation e-Learning Tool to Develop Interpersonal Skills for Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities to Improve Hiring and Retention

    SBC: Access Tech            Topic: N/A

    An interactive application that employs social interactions to teach key social conventions, including appropriate responses, reacting to body language and facial expressions, and the ability to ask for help to facilitate functioning in society

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education

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