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  1. Growing the Local Food Economy by Expanding Access to Legal and Regulatory Education for Rural Entrepreneurs and Small Farms

    SBC: STARTUP FOOD BUSINESS, INC.            Topic: 86

    Over the past decade, the U.S. has experienced substantial growth in the number of new foodbusinesses launched. At the same time, rural firms and farms faced obstacles impeding theirabilities to fully capitalize on food startup opportunities. A significant barrier to entry is theability to navigate food laws and regulations, and legal and regulatory resources for rural foodentrepreneurs are scarce ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Agriculture
  2. Development of a Hybrid Fixed Film- Biofloc System for Simplified Inland Production of Shrimp


    The project goal is to integrate a fixed-film bioclarifier with suspended growth "biofloc" technology to increase production capacity and improve reliability for small Midwest farmers producing marine shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in tanks. Research will focus on the determination of nitrification kinetics associated with an external aerated sludge basin, the confirmation of the maximum shrimp den ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Agriculture
  3. Development of a Hybrid Fixed Film- Biofloc System for Simplified Inland Production of Shrimp


    This proposed SBIR effort focuses on the manipulation of the suspended growth solids to stabilize biofloc systems used to produce marine shrimp in tanks. This will be accomplished by imposition of floating bead clarifiers on the biofloc process. The bead filters will pneumatically harvest, aerate, and return biofloc (wasting the balance) to obtain a biofloc at the correct suspended solids level an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2017 Department of Agriculture
  4. Application of Direct Filtration Utilizing Floating Bead Filters and Flocculation Aids for Fine Suspended Solids and Phosphorus Removal


    As aquaculture, particularly marine aquaculture continues to expand worldwide environmental regulations pertaining to waste discharge from fish farms are also becoming more stringent having an environmentally sound waste management, recovery and disposal plan are thus becoming increasingly more important, particularly in marine aquaculture. Two of the primary concerns for extending water reuse and ...

    SBIR Phase II 2013 Department of Agriculture
  5. Use of Direct Filtration on the Influent to Floating Bead Filters and Treatment of Waste Discharge with Coagulation Aids for Suspended Solid


    As fish species with greater sensitivity to water quality are cultured in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), it becomes vital to improve fine solids capture. Additionally, phosphorous levels in the discharge from RAS are often high (per EPA guidelines and regulations) and can lead to eutrophication of receiving waters. This project has the potential to improve PBF performance in both respect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Agriculture
  6. Marine Aquaculture Water Reuse and Effluent Treatment Systems: An Integrated Sustainable Approach for Commercial Producers

    SBC: AQUA GREEN LLC            Topic: 87

    Although baseline methods for growing high-value marine finfish in low salinity recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) have been developed, the technologies for effective treatment of wastewater from RAS facilities operating at low salinity levels have not been explored to any great extent, creating a bottleneck for industry development. Researchers, including those with the USDA-ARS Sustainable ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Agriculture
  7. Improving Single Pass Solids Removal in Bead Bioclarifiers by Optimizing Media Size and Shape


    Commercial-scale marine aquaculture has the potential to balance the increasing demand for high-quality seafood products with the limited harvest capacity of our nations oceans. However, water reuse in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) is limited by the accumulation of nitrate, which can be toxic to many species, especially marine species. Thus, nitrate removal by denitrification presents a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2007 Department of Agriculture
  8. Nanoassembly on Pulp Fibers for Stronger Paper with Better Recycling

    SBC: Nano Pulp and Paper, L.L.C.            Topic: N/A

    "The goal of this project is to implement the industrial use of layer-by-layer polyelectrolyte nanocoated pulp fibers, thereby to bring new technology to paper making. The proposed work is based on our pioneering in the layer-by-layer nanoassembly techniques and on our results on modification of lignocellulose fibers, which made stronger paper and improved paper recycling. Layer-by-layer (LbL) ass ...

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Agriculture
  9. Technical Feasibility of Field Maceration of Upgrading Nutritional Value of Bermudagrass Hay & Implications for Rural Dev. in LA

    SBC: E & E Research            Topic: N/A

    The waste of unprocessed vegetable matter from normal harvesting can be used to create feeds for livestock and the pulp can be used to produce methanol for fuel. We feel that we should use all resources to their fullest potential. To create a refined machine that will allow the field processing of current waste products into viable feed and fuel products.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. The Hermetia System (Commercial Potential of the Black Soldier Fly: A cost Effective and Value Added Solution to Manure Management

    SBC: Venture Innovations, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Combined animal feeding operations generate low value manure which cannot be economically transported more than a few miles and cannot be used locally at proper agronomic rates. Local nutrient overload then occurs, potentially resulting in odors, lowered water quality and pest insects; depending on how the manure is handled. Quickly extracting these nutrients before undesirable natural processes o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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