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  1. Low-Cost Succinate Production Using Grain Sorghum and Engineered E. coli

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Succinic acid is referred to as a "platform chemical" because it can be reacted with other molecules to create several industrial chemicals. The current 10 million lb/year market for synthetic succinic acid is limited due to cost of manufacture. If successful, this project will result in a low-cost succinic acid bioprocess, thereby increasing market potential and helping to move the United States ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  2. Poly (Lactic Acid)/Starch Blend for a Degradable Agricultural Mulch Film

    SBC: AgRenew, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Agricultural mulch films are used for the production of vegetables and fruits. Thin plastic films (typically polyethylene) are spread along the rows of plants at the beginning of the growing season. Holes are made in the films to plant the seeds or seedlings. The use of mulch films speeds the ripening of crops, conserves moisture and fertilizer, and inhibits weed growth, fungus infection and insec ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  3. Interactive CD Guide for Food-Borne Fungal Identification

    SBC: BCN Research Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Filamentous microfungi (often colloquially known as "molds") are a major cause of food wastage throughout the world, accounting for the loss of about 10% of all food production. Although good textbooks on food mycology are available, a clear need exists for simpler and more visual identification systems. Because of ease of manufacture and use, interactive potential and ability to display color pic ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  4. Detection of Termites Using Distributed Wireless Monitoring

    SBC: Hatchpoint, LLC            Topic: N/A

    While termites inflict almost $4 Billion dollars in damage per year in the United States, termite control still depends upon labor intensive and expensive manual monitoring techniques. This project will determine the feasibility of deploying acoustic sensor arrays that will alert a Pest Management Professional (PMP) of termite activity.

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  5. Predictive Modeling of the Engineered Wood Properties Using Genetic Algorithms with Distributed Data Fusion

    SBC: Microbial Insights, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Situation or Problem: The U.S. forest products industry contributed $406 billion to the U.S. economy and employed 2,140,399 people in 2002. Currently the forest products industry is facing unprecedented competition from international imports and high wood costs. In 2003, the engineered wood panel sector produced 64.3 billion square feet of panels of which wood waste ranged from 3% to 9%. Reducing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  6. Design and Construction of a High Field Hybrid-Asymmetric Superconducting Magnet System for Neutron Scattering

    SBC: American Magnetics, Inc.            Topic: 23a

    79359S05 There is an urgent need at neutron user-facilities worldwide to eliminate problems caused by magnetic stray fields from high-field, split-pair superconducting magnets. There is also a growing demand within the neutron scattering community for high-field, split-pair magnets that can be used for polarized beam experiments without sacrificing field strength or field uniformity. None of the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  7. High Availability Unmanned Aerial Platform for Carbon Cycle Measurements

    SBC: KALSCOTT ENGINEERING INC            Topic: 21a

    75853B Carbon cycle monitoring is a key component of the mission to understand global scale climate change. In particular, there is a need to accurately measure atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at regular intervals, and at various altitudes and locations, using low cost and simple aerial platforms. This project will create and demonstrate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that will lift carbon ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Energy
  8. Carbon Nanofiber [F-18] Fluoride Ion Concentration for High Speed Biomarker Production

    SBC: NANOTEK, LLC            Topic: 04b

    78954 The DOE has expressed a need for developing tools that can improve and simplify production of radiolabeled compounds. Conventional synthesis of PET radiotracers is hampered by the complex and sensitive synthesis processes that often produce low yields, consume costly precursors, and can take hours to complete. If fluoride ion could be concentrated into microliter volumes of dry solvent qui ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  9. Rapid Microfluidic Production of Multiple PET Biomarkers

    SBC: NANOTEK, LLC            Topic: 04

    78966S The DOE has expressed a need for novel probes for biomedical applications as well as radio tracers for functional molecular imaging. Synthesis of novel probes and radiotracers, particularly new PET biomarkers, is difficult and costly and is limiting the utility of PET imaging technology. There is a need for rapid production of multiple and novel biomakers with PET radiolabels from a sing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  10. Digital Signal Processing Electonics for Silicon Strip Detectors

    SBC: RIS CORP.            Topic: 44a

    78109 Large-area, position-sensitive silicon strip detector arrays are being developed for nuclear physics research. In this application, the traditional electronic processing of the detector signals, along with mixed analog and digital function blocks, largely determines the complexity and cost of such systems. Next generation electronics systems are being constructed using pipelined digital pr ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy

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