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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. Value-Added Use of Non-Wood Biomass Combustion Ash Towards Production of High Performance Geopolymer Concrete

    SBC: METNA CO            Topic: 88

    This project develops markets for value-added and large-volume use of the non-wood biomass combustion ash generated in power plants and biorefineries. The targeted applications are concrete construction materials where the chemistry of non-wood biomass ash can be used beneficially to realize improved performance characteristics. The new concrete materials offer significant economic and sustainabil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2015 Department of Agriculture
  2. Large-Area, High-Uniformity Photodiodes for Infrared Trap Detectors

    SBC: Amethyst Research Incorporated            Topic: 9020168R

    methyst Research Inc. will design, fabricate and test a high uniformity, large area, low noise infrared trap-detector detector for the 1- 4.5 μm wavelength range. This state of the art detector will have a large area (e.g., 1-1.8 cm diameter active area) with a spatial variability of internal quantum efficiency of less than 0.1 % between 1 μm and 4.5 μm. In addition, the internal quantum effici ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
  3. Veterinary probiotic preparations to protect against plant toxins

    SBC: Hexpoint Technologies LLC            Topic: 83

    Ingested plant and fungal toxin poisonings account for as much $1 billion per year in livestock losses for US farmers and ranchers. Additional indirect losses from inability to use infested pasture lands and contaminated feed and fodder expand problems for agriculture. An additional economic concern stems from threats to export markets. Feed and fodder exporting is a multi-billion dollar enterpris ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  4. Engineering microbial co-cultures for efficient production of a high-value biopolymer from bioprocessing by-products of industrial crops

    SBC: ECOVIA RENEWABLES INC.            Topic: 88

    The past decade has seen remarkable progress in the development of biobased fuel and chemical production. Biobased fuels and chemicals could create substantial economic benefits for farmers and rural communities, since biomass feedstock production and conversion to biobased products are predominantly rural activities. However, substantial challenges exist and achieving economic viability of large- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  5. Increase production of canna germplasm using multiplex PCR screening and antiviral treatments for rhizome sanitization

    SBC: HORN CANNA FARM, INC.            Topic: 82

    Horn Farms Inc needs to routinely produce sufficient annual seed stocks to support commercial production of key canna varieties. Thus the greenhouse diagnostic and sanitization program is necessary to meet production goals. Accurate visual disease assessment is carried out at 2 and 4 weeks of growth (instead of 10 and 16 weeks). Genus specific PCR primers were developed which detect all viruses in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2015 Department of Agriculture
  6. Traceability of Shrimp Utilizing Trace Elemental Analysis

    SBC: APPLIED FOOD TECHNOLOGIES, INC            Topic: 85

    Globalization of our seafood supply, the lack of international standards, and the numerous reported instances of fraudulent labeling of seafood products has reduced consumer confidence in seafood across the country. In addition, concerns of this rampant mislabeling of seafood products, which could lead to seafood safety issues, have prompted many to look at traceability as a means to track seafood ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. Advanced Automated In-Line Inspection of Brown, Freckled and Mixed-Type Eggs to Detect Contamination and Defects

    SBC: Coherix, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Brown freckled eggs are produced and consumed prevalently in Europe and other part of the world outside of North America. High-speed reliable automated visual detection of defects on these classes of egg products is a technically challenging task due to the color variations of the egg shells themselves, as well as the many forms of potential contaminants.Coherix will enhance its existing high-spee ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  8. A Biogas-Tolerant Engine-Generator for Advanced Agricultural Waste Management Systems

    SBC: MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION            Topic: 811

    Anaerobic digesters are capable of producing methane-rich biogas from animal manure and also offer the advantages of controlling odors, reducing pathogens, and minimizing the environmental impact of the waste. The biogas produced from anaerobic digesters is a renewable, distributed source of energy that can be used to generate electricity to offset power consumption on farms. Unfortunately, biogas ...

    SBIR Phase II 2010 Department of Agriculture
  9. Enzyme-based Test Kits for Phosphate

    SBC: Nitrate Elimination Co Inc, The            Topic: 84

    The goal of this proposal is to develop a recombinant form of the enzyme purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP) as the basis for development of simple, reliable, field-usable test kits for available phosphate (also called reactive, ortho, or soluble P). Enzyme-based methods for analytical chemistry have a number of advantages over wet chemistry and instrumental methods, including reduction of sampl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  10. Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Manufacturing

    SBC: BIMCON Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The objective of this proposal is to establish the feasibility of developing an integrated decision support tool that transforms the current time-consuming and reactive (post-design) sustainability assessment into a real-time, proactive approach available in the early phases of product design. This tool, called Sustainability Integrated into Early Design (SIED), will define and capture lifecycle-w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of CommerceNational Institute of Standards and Technology
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