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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. Tracking of heavy vehicles for estimating heavy load distribution across the highway system and Weigh-In-Motion Calibration

    SBC: CLR ANALYTICS INC.            Topic: 122FH4

    Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) has been employed as a major technology to collect heavy vehicles’ data on the freeways. Because WIM is one of the most costly and sophisticated data collection system, how to effectively utilize the valuable WIM data, monitor WIM stations' performance, and identify out of calibration stations are especially important. In this project, we propose an innovative and yet pract ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Transportation
  2. Enhancing the Toxicity Tolerance of Microorganisms for Use in Butanol Production and Other Applications

    SBC: MICROVI BIOTECH, INC.            Topic: 88

    The production of renewable butanol has proven one of the most promising but also challenging applied research objectives of the 21st century thus far. Even as pilot demonstration and commercial efforts seek to accelerate the adoption of butanol as a biofuel and biochemical building block, fundamental issues in managing toxic and other inhibitory effects on microorganisms remain far from resolved. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  3. A Low Cost Method of Creating Liquid Organic Fertilizer from Animal Manure.

    SBC: BIOGAS & ELECTRIC, LLC            Topic: 88

    Biogas & Electric LLCs proposed Phase I research will strive to demonstrate the existing opportunities for resource recovery and recycling at dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Current recovery efforts are limited to energy from biogas combustion and a few struvite recovery operations. Additional opportunities exist to greatly expand resource recovery at CAFOs. B ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  4. Design of Novel Terpene-Derived Drop-In Biofuels Using Rational Structure Based Enzymatic Engineering: Preliminary Studies

    SBC: REBEXSESS LLC            Topic: 88

    This proposal develops some of the tools needed to create novel, terpene derived hydrocarbons as new drop-in transportation fuels because they can be nearly perfect substitutes for gasoline, diesel or aviation fuel without vehicle engine or distribution or infrastructure constraints. In addition to novel biofuels, the proposed technology could be used to prepare bio-based organic chemicals for oth ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  5. Development of BMPs for nest establishment of wild-caught queen Yellow faced bumblebees, Bombus vosnesenskii, for greenhouse&outdoor crops

    SBC: San Luis Obispo Bee Company            Topic: 82

    Field collected queen bumblebees will be collected in early and late spring. Queens collected in late spring will be held in flight cages with males for several weeks to assure mating. Queens will be removed and placed in appropriate containers with pollen and nectar substitute. The containers will be housed in a building held at 80F and 50%RH. Queens will be observed for feeding, death or oviposi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  6. Organic Stable Fly Repellent

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 83

    Of greatest importance to US cattle ranchers is the ability to provide high level animal care to their cattle ensuring that they can provide adequate and profitable levels of beef, milk, and other cattle-derived products to US consumers. A long-time pest in this industry is the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans, which feeds on the blood of livestock animals, such as cows and horses. Persistent bites ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  7. Microbial production of polymer precursors

    SBC: Lygos, Inc.            Topic: 88

    Lygos technology and business directly supports government wide and USDA SBIR program priorities and societal challenge areas. Benefits established from Lygos processes for production of renewable chemicals include increasing product diversification from US agricultural feedstocks, increasing energy efficiency of manufacturing processes, decreasing carbon dioxide emissions, and increasing US energ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  8. Micro-Bait Station Suzukii

    SBC: Isca Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 812

    Berry and tree fruit growers in the US urgently need an effective management strategy to deal with the rapidly spreading fruit fly pest, Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD). This fruit fly is currently listed as a top research priority by a multitude of stakeholders including but not limited to: the North American Strawberry Growers Association, the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Growers Associ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  9. Optical Communication Transceivers for Affordable Broadband Deployment in Rural Communities

    SBC: Freedom Photonics LLC            Topic: 86

    1. Need and Purpose Rural areas of the United States have always been economically disadvantaged relative to urban areas. In rural areas, average incomes have been lower, poverty rates higher, and unemployment and underemployment have been more extensive. At present, with the advent of broadband communication technology, internet access offers the opportunity to break away from this rural disadvan ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture
  10. Low-cost, handheld microfluidic device for detection and monitoring of brevetoxins in marine environment

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: 87

    During harmful algal blooms (HAB), brevetoxins are concentrated enough to cause a combination of gastro-intestinal and neurological symptoms as well as other adverse human health effects. Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning is caused by consumption of shellfish contaminated with brevetoxins during HAB. Rapid and real-time methods for brevetoxin detection are necessary to protect the public health and e ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Agriculture

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