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  1. Refining Broodstock, hatchery and weaning strategies: Key to the Commercial Culture of the Imperiled Giant Grouper

    SBC: Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC            Topic: 818

    Giant Grouper (E. lanceolatus) is one of the most desirable marine fish in the world. Its robust nature, tremendous growth rate, superb quality flesh and high value make it ideal for open ocean aquaculture. Phase I research marked the first time this species has been reared in the hatchery outside of Southeast Asia. Broodstock nutrition, spawning seasonality and lunar periodicity were defined. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Commerce
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. An Automated Tool for Deriving FARSITE Canopy Fuel Parameters from Airborne LiDAR Data

    SBC: HyPerspectives Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The USDA is the managing agency for 192.5 million acres, much of which is national forest. A major threat to national forests is uncontrolled wildland fires. These fires are a serious threat to goods and services provided by national forests, including natural resources (timber), forage for livestock and wildlife, outdoor recreation, and a vector to sequester carbon. Healthy forests provide habita ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  5. Improved Method of Processing Papayas for Food Safety and Quality

    SBC: IQF DREAM, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Papaya is a major fruit commodity in Hawaii with over 28 million pounds utilized in 2006. 26.6 million pounds of the harvested papaya are used for fresh utilization and 2.3 million pounds for processed utilization. Processed utilization is currently for aseptic puree produced by a single processor. Additional processing of papaya would be valuable because there are an estimated 3.5 million pounds ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  6. Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into a Clean, Durable Growth Medium for Orchids

    SBC: Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids            Topic: N/A

    Hawaii orchid growers, of which there are more than 70, face increasing competition from mega-nurseries in California and Florida as well as from producers in Taiwan, Thailand, and Holland. The business model among Hawaii growers tends to small, family operated concerns, by choice and tradition. A single orchid nursery in Salinas, Calif., is larger than all Hawaii orchid nurseries combined. Hawaii ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  7. Entrepreneurship from Education: Creating successful 21st century businesses from public high school vocational programs in rural, isolated

    SBC: MAKAHA STUDIOS LLC            Topic: N/A

    Many youth growing up today in some of America's isolated, rural communities have few gainful employment opportunities in their home communities since many of these communities do not have diverse and strong local economies. The proposed Entrepreneurship from Education project seeks to address this problem in one such community, the isolated and impoverished Wai'anae Coast on the western part of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  8. Buhl Ethanol Project: Co-producing Ethanol and Barley Protein Using Local Resources

    SBC: MONTANA MICROBIAL PRODUCTS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The phase II project combines fuel ethanol production with manufacturing of a protein concentrate to create a new industry in a rural south Idaho community. In phase 1 research, MMP demonstrated technical feasibility of a process to produce ethanol and protein concentrate as co products from barley. The use of barley addresses irrigation constraints in south Idaho by creating increased value for a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Agriculture
  9. Seedster Technology for more Seed Recovery, less impurities, and faster ground speed harvesting camelina and canola for biodiesel feedstock

    SBC: NATIVE SEEDSTERS, INC            Topic: N/A

    Native Seedsters, Inc will test patented technology to recover camelina seed (Camelina sativa). Seedster principles appear apt for camelina. The Seedster counter-rotating brush and a combing drum form a `pinch point'. The comb teeth position seed stems. The brush dislodges seed and few impurities. Rapid brush rotation creates air to propel plucked seed into the conveyance system. Camelina grows on ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture
  10. An Integrated BioGas-Solar Dehydration System: Increasing Sustainability Through Value-Added Agriculture

    SBC: OMNIGREEN RENEWABLES            Topic: N/A

    In Hawaii and across the US, mandates for biofuels have increased the production of biodiesel, throughout many of our rural communities. Hawaii's Jatropha biodiesel production will produce 6,000 pounds of agricultural waste - consisting of seedcake, fruit hulls and glycerine - for every 250 gallons of biodiesel produced. Biogasification of these byproduct residues, into a methane gas, can be readi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Agriculture

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