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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. The Enzymatic Degradation of Quorum-Sensing Signals to Decrease Bacterial Phytopathogenicity

    SBC: Phyllotech, Inc.            Topic: 82

    Quorum-sensing (QS) allows bacterial populations to coordinate gene expression in a cell-density dependent manner and plays a significant role in plant pathogenesis. In gram-negative bacteria, QS is mediated by signaling molecules called acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs). Our technological innovation is the use of an AHL-degrading enzyme to inactivate the AHL signals of bacterial phytopathogens and ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Spawning, fry production and hybridization technologies for producing walleye for foodfish and stocking

    SBC: DAND FISH FARM            Topic: 87

    Walleye are a valuable foodfish and sportfish in the North Central US. The overall goal of our project is to test the feasibility of combining selected new technologies for the commercial production of walleye for food fish and for extended growth fingerlings for stocking. For food fish production we propose to compare the growth, production traits and production costs of hybrid walleye raised to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Molecular Diagnostic Device for Penside Detection of Viral Pathogens Associated with Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex

    SBC: LUCIGEN CORPORATION            Topic: 83

    Respiratory tract infection in pigs, commonly referred to as "Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC)", is a major challenge for the swine industry as it causes significant production and economic losses to producers worldwide. Timely detection of causative agents is required to minimize the spread of infection and reduce economic loses. Current diagnostic methods such as ELISA and PC ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. Phosphate fertilizer recovery from anaerobic acid digesters in sewage treatment plants.

    SBC: Nutrient Recovery And Upcycling Llc            Topic: 84

    Facing strict effluent limits, municipal wastewater treatment facilities are dealing with increasing costs of treating phosphorus in their waste. Current technologies are capable of sequestering the phosphorus in an unusable form or capturing only a fraction of it. Nutrient Recovery and Upcycling, LLC is working on a technology that can recover 44% more of the phosphorus from municipal waste than ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. Forest-to-Factory: Round Timber Supply Chain Tools and Techniques

    SBC: Whole Trees, LLC            Topic: 81

    USDA secretary, Tom Vilsack, has urged the Forest Service to "develop new markets" for forest by-products, which encourage healthy timber management. WholeTrees & reg; Structures (WT) is launching a manufacturing system that sources small diameter round timber from timber management cullings, tops, diseased and invasive trees, and urban forests. Whole Trees, a woman-owned company, ma ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. Access Language Arts

    SBC: Attainment Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Purpose: Instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) for students with severe intellectual disabilities and autism can be challenging, as these students often do not have the skills to engage with text. In recent years, special education experts have proposed a comprehensive approach to supporting students with intellectual disabilities and autism in ELA, centered on strategies including word ident ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education

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