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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. Establishing a New (Cacao) Orchard Industry for Hawaii

    SBC: Great Pacific Chocolate Company, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Cacao trees grow and produce well in Hawaii. How can we develope cacao growing and chocolate production to best utilize this asset? This project research will help define the potential for cocoa production in Hawaii and whether sufficient high end gourmet cocoa products can be produced in a scaled-down factory, appropriate in size for local production, sold at a high enough price and in large enou ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Improved Method of Processing Papayas for Food Safety and Quality

    SBC: IQF DREAM, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Papaya is a major commodity in Hawaii. The Big Island accounted for about 35.7 million of harvested papaya for fresh utilization and 1.8 million pounds for processed utilization. Additional processed utilization of papaya would be valuable to the industry because culls average 30 percent of total harvested papayas. It is estimated the culls that can be processed annually from the independent packi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Converting Locally Collected Waste Plastics into A Clean, Durable Orchid Medium

    SBC: Kamuela Greenhouse/Specialty Orchids            Topic: N/A

    In Hawaii, commonly used, expensively imported organic orchid growth media -- bark and coir -- quickly break down, inviting pathogens, pests and other problems for commercial orchid growers, who are striving to stay competitive amid global expansion in the orchid industry. Also, as an island state with extraordinary environmental attributes, Hawaii has special problems dealing with the solid waste ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Development of a Novel Cold-tolerant, Disease-resistant Shrimp by Intraspecific Hybridization

    SBC: Kona Bay Marine Resources            Topic: N/A

    Cold or tempurate weather limits the location and timing of shrimp farming. If Kona Bay Marine Resources can develop a cold-tolerant, disease-resistant shrimp, U.S. farmers will be able to significantly increase production by growing larger shrimp and reducing crop loss from disease. Ultimately, this will lead to increased production and profitability for U.S. shrimp farmers and reduced reliance o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Expanding Domestic and Export Markets for Open Ocean Aquaculture Products by Value-Adding

    SBC: Kona Blue Water Farms, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Maintain high market prices for farmed fish as production increasese with industry growth. Find means of preserving product from times of excess harvest without diminishing the brand value. Finally, to foster wider recognition for the product differentiation between open ocean farmed U.S. grown products and foreign imports. The objective is to demostrate that a range of products and processes can ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. A Hawaiian Green Tea Cooperative for Rural Development

    SBC: Nakashima Greenhouses            Topic: N/A

    The target area has rural communities strongly desiring to maintain the agricultural base of the region through diversified agriculture. Green tea enjoys great popularity resulting from its association with positive health benefits. A Hawaiian branded product has been shown to have positive marketability. Successful field production is now at the point where cooperative production agreements need ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Vertical Wind Profile Data Collection Using Laser Technology on Unmanned Delivery Platforms.

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: SOCOM04007

    The current project will develop and demonstrate a prototype compact, power-efficient all-fiber lidar unit for wind profiling on board UAV's and other aircraft. The system leverages Oceanit's current fiber-laser based lidar development efforts. A unique design provides a rugged system with no moving parts and little maintenance requirements. Efforts in the current project will include prototype s ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of DefenseSpecial Operations Command
  8. SBIR Phase II: Enabling High Output Metabolism in Plant Cells

    SBC: Kuehnle AgroSystems Corporation            Topic: BT

    This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop and validate a novel chloroplast transformation vector for protein expression in chloroplasts. The research project will broaden scientific understanding of the parameters of chloroplast transformation by addressing stoichiometric expression of multiple transgenes for effective engineering of pathways such as carotenog ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Science Foundation
  9. SBIR Phase II: POINT- Precision Optical Intra-Cellular Near-field Technology

    SBC: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: BT

    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop a novel high-resolution instrument capable of penetrating and imaging live cells down to the 50 nm resolution level. This can provide further insights into the molecular makeup of cells and may open new avenues toward the understanding of cellular processes and their modification at a physically visible level as a result o ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Science Foundation

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