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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Collective Protection for Military Working Dogs

    SBC: AGAVE BIOSYSTEMS INC.            Topic: CBD08103

    Shelter enclosures for military working dogs in the event of a CB attack is a technology gap identified by the Joint Requirements Office. Important parameters to consider in the design of protective enclosures include low weight and size to minimize transport requirements; rapid setup; and accommodation of canine physiological and psychological comfort needs while providing protection against CB ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of DefenseOffice for Chemical and Biological Defense
  2. Developing Innovative Photobioreactor and Extraction Technology For Production Of Biodiesel Feedstock Using Microalgae

    SBC: ALGAEN CORPORATION            Topic: N/A

    The crude oil will be depleted within 40 years, alternative fuels have to be developed to drive our transportation systems, and biodiesel appears to be the most promising fuel of the future. Biodiesel is renewable, non-toxic, and biodegradable, it can be used in existing diesel engines without modifying the engin, and can be blended in at any ratio with petroleum diesel. However, the development o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  3. Forest pest risk analysis in dynamic landscapes

    SBC: Applied Biomathematics Inc            Topic: N/A

    Forest insect pests cause significant economic and ecological damage every year. Dramatically increased pest activity in recent years suggests that changing climate conditions will inflate the uncertainty associated with pest risk assessments. Advances in forest pest risk analysis methodology are needed to allow managers to better explore the consequences and value of alternative management scenar ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  4. A Biodegradable Thin-Film Mulching System for Weed Suppression in Commercial Crop Production

    SBC: Technical Designs Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Weeds reduce the productivity of vegetable crops. Noxious weeds like nutsedge can contaminate a field in one and a half years. To remediate the weed cost, $7,000 to $11,000 for plastic, fumigant and hand weeding is necessary in strawberries. In southern California, 10 to 20 percent of the farmland has a high-density infestation of nutsedge. Methyl bromide applied at high levels is partially effect ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  5. New indust. crop yielding a biomaterial that will reduce dependence on foriegn oil and increase the econ. sustainability of farms in America

    SBC: Ecovative Design Llc            Topic: N/A

    Foreign petroleum constitutes more than 60% of the oil used in the United States, and although significant strides are being taken to ensure future independence for fuel needs, the 10% of petroleum imports that are used as feedstock to produce materials are typically ignored. High density petrol-foams such as Divinycell or H1, are commonly used in products from vehicle panels to wind turbine blade ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  6. Improving Root Architecture in Energy Crops

    SBC: GRASSROOTS BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The USDA has established research on renewable energy as a high priority. Cellulosic ethanol from perennial grasses has the potential to become an important component of America's effort to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and alleviate the buildup of greenhouse gases. For energy crops to become viable biofuels, they must become cost-competitive with foreign oil and provide environmental benef ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  7. Rapid, In-Field Method for Genomic-Based Identification of BVDV

    SBC: INTEGRTED NNO-TECHNOLOGIES LLC            Topic: N/A

    BVDV is a highly contagious disease that affects ruminant livestock. The virus is spread among cattle, is found in most parts of the world and is considered a high priority by the USDA. BVDV affects nutrition, milk production, respiratory and reproduction functions of cattle. BVD can suppress the immune system thus increasing susceptibility to pneumonia, diarrhea (scours), and reproductive failure ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  8. Attract and Kill Technology to Control Citrus Leafminer in Citrus Nurseries and Orchards

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The citrus leafminer (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella, Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), is an important pest of citrus originally found in Florida in 1993 and in Texas in 1994. Feeding by the larval stage results in serious damage to leaves and predisposes trees to citrus canker. Female CLM release their pheromone to attract males for mating. Attract and Kill (A&K) is the practice of deploying ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
  9. Commercial Plant Production and Protection Products from Vermicomposted Dairy Manure

    SBC: RT SOLUTIONS, LLC            Topic: N/A

    RT Solutions, LLC (RTS) has built a unique process-controlled "state-of-the-art" earthworm composting facility that process and transforms large volumes of dairy manures into a user friendly and unique plant production product with established horticultural consumers. This environmentally friendly technology known as vermicomposting uses earthworms in an engineered system to consistently produce a ...

    SBIR Phase II 2009 Department of Agriculture
  10. Self Contained Sensor and Telemetry for Remote Water Quality Monitoring

    SBC: VORTANT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Situation and Problem: Real-time monitoring of water quality data currently requires costly equipment and involved installation procedures. However, many water quality applications would benefit from an easy-to-install, low-cost monitoring sensor, so that more accurate and up-to-date decision-making data are available. Impacts are expected in public health, pollution amelioration, and agricultural ...

    SBIR Phase I 2009 Department of Agriculture
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