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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. An Optical Sensor for Monitoring Odors at Agricultural Livestock Facilities

    SBC: AeroSurvey, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Development of a Natural Multiporous Cellulose Fiber for Industrial Applications

    SBC: AgResearch International, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  5. GPS-Based Animal Control System

    SBC: AgriTech Electronics, L.C.            Topic: N/A

    This is a Phase II proposal to continue the work begun by AgriTech Electronics, LC (AgriTech) on a GPS-based livestock control system. This system will exclude animals from areas, or contain them within defined boundaries, where it is impractical or inefficient to build fence to achieve this objective. These needs arise in a variety of contexts, including the exclusion of livestock from riparian a ...

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  6. Integrated System for Surface Pasteurization of Food

    SBC: Alkar-RapidPak, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Ready-to-eat meat or poultry products that undergo further handling after cooking (e.g. peeling or slicing) show the highest prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes (one to ten percent). Though rare, listeriosis is responsible for 20 to 30 percent of foodborne disease-related deaths. Therefore, the industry has adopted, among other methods, post-packaging pasteurization to control Listeria monocytoge ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  7. Integrated System for Surface Pasteurization of Food

    SBC: Alkar-RapidPak, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Ready-to-eat meat or poultry products that undergo further handling after cooking (e.g. peeling or slicing) show the highest prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes (one to ten percent). Though rare, listeriosis is responsible for 20 to 30 percent of foodborne disease-related deaths. Therefore, the industry has adopted, among other methods, post-packaging pasteurization to control Listeria monocytoge ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture
  8. Economic Feasibility Study of Agricultural Coops as Catalysts in GHG Markets

    SBC: Augusta Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Domestically and globally, governments have established greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management measures, including regulatory and voluntary regimes, with opportunities for market-based trading of GHG emissions reduction units (ERUs). Previous research has revealed that numerous on-farm activities can significantly reduce GHG emissions. Therefore, farm owners could provide the emerging markets w ...

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Agriculture
  9. Commercialization of Non-Co-Cultured Bovine Embryos via Direct Transfer

    SBC: BOMED, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1998 Department of Agriculture
  10. Testing the Efficacy of a Novel Lameness Detection System in Commercial Dairy Herds

    SBC: Bou-Matic            Topic: N/A

    Lameness is the third most costly problem to the US dairy industry with annual losses of at least $500 million, affecting over 15% of US dairy cattle. In addition, lameness is a critical animal well-being issue. The inability to routinely and objectively diagnose lameness, results in ineffective interventions and has become a compelling reason for developing a novel device that automatically detec ...

    SBIR Phase II 2005 Department of Agriculture

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