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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. Development of Reliable, Economical Briquetting of Torrefied Forest Residue Without Binders to Produce Sturdy, Water Resistant Briquettes

    SBC: HM3 ENERGY, INC.            Topic: 81

    Unlike raw wood pellets, energy dense torrefied biomass pellets or briquettes share important traits with coal which make them a promising alternative clean fuel to use directly in coal plants. They are brittle (not fibrous, like raw pellets), so they can be pulverized just like coal before being fed into the coal boiler. They also have similar BTU content to coal and are water resistant, so they ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  2. Hawaii Grown Camellia Sinensis Tea R&D Processing

    SBC: TEA HAWAII CO            Topic: 812

    Agribusiness in Hawaii County overwhelmingly consists of small farms which range from 1 to 49 acres in size. Of the 4650 farms in Hawaii County, all but 471 are less than 50 acres, with the median farm size consisting of 6 acres (USDA 2007). While the majority of Hawaii & #39;s larger agribusinesses can achieve economies of scale, meaning they have the capacity to produce and bring to market t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  3. Formulated Sardines: a high moisture, sustainable diet for fastidious-feeding high-value marine fish

    SBC: Kampachi Farms, LLC            Topic: 87

    USDA-ARS Montana has developed a production process for moist, fibrous extruded diets that could resolve this impediment in marine fish, by allowing compound diets to be delivered in a stable, non-friable, large pellet - the "Formulated Sardine". This SBIR research project will test the acceptability of this new diet to Giant Grouper juveniles, by measuring feed wastage, feed consumption ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  4. Diagnostic Tools for Managing Vibriosis in Marine Shellfish Hatcheries

    SBC: MABDX INC.            Topic: 87

    World marine food farming production (aquaculture) is dependent on hatchery and nursery production of large quantities of high quality larvae and juvenile shellfish, shrimp and fish. Bacterial diseases, particularly vibriosis, are a major cause of mortality in hatcheries and nurseries and causelarge losses and great expense for fish and shellfish growers along the nation & #39;s coasts. Simple ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  5. Novel lure for more sensitive monitoring of potato psyllid

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: 813

    The goal of this proposal is to develop host-plant attractants that Potato Psyllid (PP) utilize to find and colonize host plants. PP exhibits a marked preference for potato volatiles and trough feeding process changes composition of the volatile blend. Semiochemicals (host-plant volatiles) are commonly used to manipulate insect behaviors in IPM programs such as monitoring insect pest populations f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  6. Monitoring and attract and kill systems to control ambrosia beetles vectoring the laurel wilt disease in avocado and other Lauraceae.

    SBC: ALPHA SCENTS, INC.            Topic: 813

    Project Title:Monitoring and attract and kill systems to control ambrosia beetles vectoring the laurel wilt disease in avocado and other Lauraceae.Technical AbstractProduction of avocado in Florida is valued at $30 million a year, accounting for twelve percent of the national production. This industry consists of 7,500 acres and about 940 producers/handlers and thousands of employees. The redbay a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Agriculture
  7. Innovative Marketing of Hawaiian Pongee- Phase II

    SBC: Hawaii Fish Company            Topic: 812

    Pongee Channa sp. are an esteemed freshwater food fish in Asia, Hawaii, and domestic Asian seafood markets. Traditional customer preference is for a live product. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned the import and interstate transport of live Channidae in 2002. Therefore, the only options to market Hawaii-grown pongee outside of its established range on Oahu, Hawaii are as fresh chi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  8. Renewable Energy Aquaculture Aeration for Small and Mid-Size Farms

    SBC: Hawaii Fish Company            Topic: 812

    Low dissolved oxygen levels are the most frequent cause of catastrophic fish mortalities in aquaculture farming, resulting in substantial dollar losses of valuable aquaculture crops annually. To address this problem, the U.S. aquaculture industry most often uses floating paddlewheels and/or aspirating aerators for nightly or continuous aeration and circulation of aquafarm waters. However, power co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  9. Development of an effective non-antibiotic dry-off agent for the dairy industry

    SBC: AMELGO            Topic: 83

    Intramammary infection (a.k.a., mastitis) is the largest attributable cause of lost productivity, discarded milk, chronic morbidity, and prophylactic antibiotic use in the dairy industry. The majority of new infections are associated with the dry period, during which the udders are temporarily engorged with milk that often leaks from the teat ends. Furthermore, the three major agencies of the U.S. ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Agriculture
  10. Goal Guide: A Web-Based Application for Self-Management of Goal Tracking

    SBC: Assistech Systems LLC            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II project to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a responsively designed web application, Goal Guide, that enables individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism to effectively manage self-defined goals for everyday living across personal, educational, and vocational life domains. Users will be able to easily enter goals, work with data for each goal, engage with info ...

    SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Education

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