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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. Metabolic and Physiological Response to Sablefish (Anaplopoma fimbria) to Variable Environmental Conditions

    SBC: TROUTLODGE INC            Topic: 815

    Sablefish (black cod) is a promising species for marine aquaculture in Washington State because of strong demand, high prices, ease of culture from juvenile stage on, availability of large areas for commercial grow out and interest from commercial, tribal and fisheries cooperatives. But the physiological ecology of sablefish is only partially known, which hampers commercialization and the ability ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Commerce
  2. Improved Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure for Energy and High-Value Co-Products

    SBC: Andgar Corporation            Topic: N/A

    Dairy manure generated on concentrated animal feeding operations is of particular environmental concern due to potentially harmful effects long term storage and land application have on air, water, and soil quality. This project examines effectiveness of design innovations and reduction in capital costs of Anaerobic Digestion.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Biosolids for Biodiesel

    SBC: Emerald Ranches, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Biodiesel is a type of diesel fuel that is made from vegetable oil instead of petroleum. Obstacles to wide scale use in the US are the higher cost of biodiesel and the dearth of local processing facilities. In Washington State, canola is a high oil seed crop that can be used to make biodiesel. The canola meal that is left after oil extraction is an excellent food for cattle. However, high producti ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Marketing and Logistics System for Retail Distribution of Roundwood Poles

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Successful completion of marketing and logistics research will provide post and pole plants in rural communities, forestland managers, and distribution businesses with critical understanding of the urban retail and wholesale marketplace and how best to position roundwood as a building, woodcraft and landscape material. The effects will be to: a) stimulate demand for small diameter logs from forest ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Appropriate Technology Biomass Collection Systems for Smallwood Utilization

    SBC: FOREST CONCEPTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project addresses National priorities to concurrently reduce fuel loadings (i.e., remove excess forest biomass) from forested lands and improve the economic and employment sustainability of rural communities. Forestlands adjacent to roads and in the true wildland-urban interface (WUI) are among the most expensive to thin due to aesthetic, safety and public access concerns. However, near-road l ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. 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
  9. A New Techique for Automatically Filling a Storage Bin with Fruit Without the Use of Water

    SBC: Hardco LLC            Topic: N/A

    Fruit is currently harvested by hand with the only aids being a ladder and a picking bag. Fruit is placed in a storage bin in the orchard by the picker. No apples are currently being mechanically harvested for the fresh market in the U.S. A key barrier to achieving the labor savings of mechanization is the lack of a Dry Bin Filler that doesn't damage the fruit. A method of reducing the cost of ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  10. 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

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