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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. Product Formulation and Process Design for Commercial Production of Soluable Phytosterols

    SBC: AKTIV-DRY            Topic: N/A

    Commercially available products rich in phytosterol may now be used to cut serum low-density lipoprotein by as much as 14 percent. Unfortunately, phytosterols are poorly soluble and therefore present unique problems concerning their ability to suppress cholesterol absorption in the gut. This impediment often leads to sub-optimal dosing and poor performance of phytosterol compounds and restricts th ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Ammonia Point Sensor for Intensive Livestock Operations


    Efficient, cost-effective systems are not currently available for the continuous sensing of dangerous, noxious gases, such as ammonia, in the intensive livestock operation (ILO) environment. Development of these sensors will provide information for the regulation of ventilation and protection of animal and worker health. The purpose of this project is to develop a sensor that will result in increa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. A Novel Rodent Bait to Control Nutria (Myocastor Coypus)

    SBC: GENESIS LABORATORIES, INC            Topic: N/A

    Nutria have damaged crops, marsh vegetation, and water control structures. The uniqueness of the marsh and coastal habitats is in jeopardy of being so damaged as to make the cost of repair astronomical. We will continue development of a unique buoyant rodenticide to be applied aerially and by hand spot-baiting for the control of nutria in remote and sensitive areas.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Increasing the Marketing Efficiency and Profitability of Wyoming's Wool Producers Through Value Adding Under a Local Early Stage Wool

    SBC: Mountain Meadow Wool Co., Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Although the state of Wyoming ranks second in the nation in wool production, a commercial scouring facility does not exist in this region. Raw wool, called greasy, is shipped out of the region, and more often out of the country for further processing. Rarely does this Wyoming product ever return to its state of origin. Value is added outside of the state. During Phase II, we will operate a localiz ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Production and Deployment of Photosynthetic Nitrogen-Fixing Biofertilizers

    SBC: Primordial Solutions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The soils in arid environments of the Western United States are experiencing increasing pressure from mining, energy extraction, ranching, and population. These pressures lead to erosion, landscape degradation, and reduced biodiversity, that is shortly followed by unsustainable environments and degraded economies. The purpose of this project is to examine the factors that promote the reestablishme ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. Low-cost Conversion of High Free Fatty Acid Oils and Fats into Methyl Esters (Biodiesel)

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Existing biodiesel production methods rely on refined vegetable oils and the refining process adds considerable cost to biodiesel product. This project seeks to develop a new biodiesel production processes that can tolerate unrefined oils and fats containing high levels of free fatty acid, thus lowering the cost of biodiesel and utilizing lower-grade vegetable oil and animal fat sources.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. Ammonia Gas Sensors for Agricultural Applications


    Animal waste is a substantial source of ammonia. By monitoring and regulating ammonia levels, protection of human and animal health, and increased animal productivity should be realized. Distributed ammonia sensor networks will aid in assessing ammonia emissions from agricultural systems.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. CO2 Microsensors for Atmospheric Measurements


    The atmospheric levels of CO2 have been increasing over the past two centuries due to human activities, and presently about three-quarters of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions are due to fossil-fuel combustion. By providing a new, alternative sensor, that is significantly lower cost than, but provides comparable performance to, existing sensors it will open the door for expanded monitoring of the ca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. WorkRight SkillBuilder: A Customized State-of-the-Art Simulation Software System to Support Vocational, Social Skills Training for Students and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities


    In Phase I, research demonstated the feasibility of using state-of-the-art computer avatars for providing social skills training for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The results showed a significant improvement in social skills knowledge when engaging in an independently usable mutimedia framework, and training system that utilizes state-of-the-art computer simulation, animation, a mul ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Education
  10. Evaluation of a Speech Translation Approach Toward Independent, Community-Based Communication for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Speech Impairments


    The project develops and evaluates a prototype translator system determining the feasibility of enabling independent and effective community-based communication for individuals with intellectual disabilities and speech impairments. The prototype is based on PDA technologies and provides evaluation through: (1) the ability of persons with intellectual disabilities to use it independently; (2) the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education

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