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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. Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Lignin to High-Value Aromatics

    SBC: Faraday Technology, Inc.            Topic: 81

    Significant quantities of biomass are produced annually which represent a huge possible feedstock for biofuels and other valuable chemicals and materials. Numerous industrial processes are available for utilization of the cellulosic fraction of this biomass. However, as much as 40-50% of the biomass is composed of lignin, a cross-linked, aromatic polymer, for which at present there are few economi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  2. Removal of pharmaceuticals and nutrients from agricultural drainage water using nano-engineered porous ceramic media

    SBC: METAMATERIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 84

    Controlled agricultural drainage is used extensivelyin the U.S. for better crop production; howeverdisposalor re-use of these contaminant-laden agricultural water has been questioneddue toassociated impacts on water quality and food safety.Discharge of excess nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, into receiving water bodiesoftenresults in eutrophication (even hypoxia) in surface waters, as w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. Improve Competitiveness of Specialty Crop Production through a New Product Quality Verification Method

    SBC: SMART VISION WORKS, LLC            Topic: 813

    Agricultural sorting and grading is most commonly preformed primarily through the use of human resources. Farm workers sort crops by hand through visual inspection. This process is expensive and highly subjective. In addition the labor force is susceptible to human error which can impact the quality of the resulting data. The outcome of this project will be to increase efficiencies in the grading ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Virus-like-particle (VLP) vaccines for infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV).

    SBC: LARAD Inc.            Topic: 83

    Developing nations rely on poultry as their major protein source. Maintaining poultry health is of critical importance to good human nutrition worldwide. Infectious bursal disease is a contagious immunosuppressive disease affecting nearly all poultry producing regions of the world. The disease is caused by infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) a bi-segmented double-stranded RNA virus. Vaccination ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. GameteGuard: an approach to counteract fertility decline in dairy cattle

    SBC: MEMBRANE PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES            Topic: 83

    This Small Business Innovation Research phase I project addresses profitability as affected by reduced pregnancy rates in artificially inseminated mammals. Pregnancy rates directly impact profitability of dairy farmers; a 2-3% increase may improve profit by $40,000 per 1000 head. Handling, freezing and thawing of bull sperm generates oxidative free radicals leading to irreversible damage to DNA an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. Feral Swine Population Control Enabled by An Intelligent Species-Specific Recognition System

    SBC: INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: 83

    Feral swine (Sus scrofa, or more generally known as "wild pigs") populations in the United States inflict serious and growing ecological and economic impacts to the farming and ranching ecosystems where the population continues to grow and invade new territory (see http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/icwdm_usdanwrc/292/). These invasions ultimately impact the security, quality, and safety of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Digital Storyteller: A Cognitively Accessible Literary Compositioning Tool

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Students and adults with intellectual and other cognitive disabilities have a critical need for accessible technologies that can enable them to speak for themselves in all arenas of life, including academic settings, vocational settings, for leisure activities and for therapeutic purposes. There are, however, a significant number of people in the U.S. whose literacy deficits effectively prohibit o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education
  8. Mobile Connect: A Cloud-based, Universally Designed Text Messaging and Email Program to Facilitate Social Connectedness and Community Inclusion for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Efforts to increase independence and enhance quality of life for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have been increasing throughout American society. As this population continues to make strides in achieving greater independence and access to the community, there is an increasing need for remote communication, e.g. “I made it to work OK” or “I just took my medication.” Smartph ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  9. TWYLA (Test What You Learned- Assessment): A Cloud-Based Cognitively Accessible Testing Extender For Special Needs Learning Apps

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    Mobile devices and cloud-based services are transforming the world we live in and bringing significant change to everyday technologies for those with and without disabilities. The explosion of Apps and mobile devices is revolutionizing the software industry as a whole and special education technology in particular as individuals with disabilities, families, and teachers are provided direct access ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  10. Development and Evaluation of a Cognitively Accessible App to Facilitate Social Networking for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

    SBC: ABLELINK TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: N/A

    The social isolation issues of individuals with intellectual disabilities are well documented in the literature. New social networking technologies have served to provide a popular format for increasing human socialization opportunities world wide. Challenges to independent access to social networking sites for individuals with intellectual disabilities include excessively featured, cluttered inte ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education

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