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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. Composite Cylinder Life-Cycle In-Service Assessment

    SBC: WavesinSolids LLC            Topic: 101PH1

    Current inspection, maintenance and lifetime estimation practices for composite cylinders have been adopted from earlier NASA research. WavesinSolids LLC are proposing a technological based on an acoustic emission (AE) technique for the in-service testing of composite cylinders. The approach will establish the correlation between AE activity and intensity metrics and the stress intensity factor, a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Transportation
  2. New Drop-in Biofuel to Meet Renewable Fuel Standards

    SBC: Exelus, Inc.            Topic: 88

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a minimum usage volume for renewable fuels. First-generation biofuels, predominately corn-derived ethanol, served to meet the initial goals of the program. Ethanol consumption in the US reached 10.6 billion gallons last year. Ethanol has many benefits as a biofuel, with the most important being that it is a naturally occurring product of the metabolic proc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  3. eGen Low Flow Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Harvester

    SBC: EGEN, LLC            Topic: 86

    Rural communities throughout the United States suffer from a severe lack of job opportunities, poor education, and poor healthcare. The population of many of these communities is shrinking at the same time and compounding problems. Simultaneously there is an increased concern regarding climate change and the nation's reliance on foreign energy supplies. The renewable energy firm, eGen LLC, ha ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  4. Targeting childhood obesity: Natural, low sugar snacks with concentrated fruit polyphenols

    SBC: Nutrasorb LLC            Topic: 85

    This Phase I SBIR project directly addresses two major nutritional needs - the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and metabolic syndrome in adults. Its objective is to validate a newly discovered Nutrasorb (TM) technology for the manufacture of a new generation of science-based, efficacious, shelf-stable, and tasty functional foods, specifically, natural, nutritious, low-sugar functional snacks ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  5. Urban Forestry Modeling and Prioritization Tools

    SBC: Azavea Inc.            Topic: 81

    The project team will test the feasibility of making cost-effective urban forestry modeling and prioritization functionality available through a web-based software solution. Azavea envisions a product that will enable urban forestry management personnel and their coordinating organizations to maximize positive impact on the urban landscape and calculate the quantitative financial and non-financial ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. New Technology for Breeding Superior Tetraploid and Triploid Eastern Oysters

    SBC: 4CS BREEDING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 87

    We presently manage the production of tetraploid oyster broodstock which is used by hatcheries along the Eastern seaboard to produce triploid oysters(triploid oysters are sterile and grow faster and larger than diploid oysters). Our tetraploid broodstock is not resistant to Dermo, a disease that frequently kills many eastern oysters. The research supported in this project will allow us to produce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  7. Use of Hydroponic and LED Technology to Grow High Nutrient Lettuce, Spinach and Arugula in a Small, Urban, High Density, Indoor Farm

    SBC: METROCROPS, LLC            Topic: 812

    In the industrial northeast there is an under-fulfilled, year round demand for fresh, locally grown produce. The demand is measured by the steady growth (13% per year nationally) of farmers? markets since 1995. This project will use innovative hydroponic and LED technologies to study and verify if high nutrient, high quality greens can be grown cost effectively in small, urban, high density, indoo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  8. AN INTEGRATED MARKET SYSTEM MODEL FOR SMALL&MEDIUM-SIZED FARMS

    SBC: EDEN'S BOWL, INC            Topic: 812

    As an effort to improve market efficiency for local food, expand potential market space, increase profitability for small and medium-sized farms (SMFs), and ensure food safety along the value chain, Eden's Bowl proposes this project to research economic and technical feasibility of an integrated market model using alternative marketing channel to facilitate the sales and delivery of local foo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  9. Enriching Rural American Farmers And Their Communities By Enabling Broadcasters To Power Transmitters With Wind Energy

    SBC: ROBERT MILLER CONSULTING LLC            Topic: 86

    Regions in the US with wind levels suitable for producing substantial renewable energy are located in the predominantly agricultural center of the country where population density and therefore demand for electrical power are low. Transport of power from wind farms in this section of the country to the coastal regions where population and the need for power are high is limited by the capacity of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  10. Development of marker free crown gall resistant roses.

    SBC: NOVAFLORA, INC            Topic: 82

    There is an urgent need for an effective chemical-free control measure for crown gall. Crown gall is a major disease of many perennial crops. It is especially a problem in long-lived woody crops such as roses, where galls on rose bushes render plants unsalable. In the case of woody fruit and nut producing crops such as walnut, grapes, pears and apples, galled trees and vines are less productive. L ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Agriculture

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