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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. Agricultural Emissions Reduction Using Bio-Fuels with Membrane Supplied Nitrogen


    The use of biodiesel offers significant advantages with regards to the reduction of total harmful engine emissions with the exception of NOx. Biodiesel is a renewable resource and soybean oil is known to be economically viable as a biodiesel fuel. Recent studies from the Environmental Protection Agency have shown that soybean oil alone or blended with #2 diesel fuel results in a significant decrea ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  2. Evaluation of Pine Mulch with Compost as a New Erosion and Sediment Control Product for Construction Activities

    SBC: Compost Wizard            Topic: N/A

    Overabundance of fiber from young trees derived from first thinnings with little or no market is a serious problem for the timber industry as well as private landowners. Because of this, many private landowners fail to conduct appropriate timber management which in turn causes reductions in stand volume, increased risk of insect and/or disease from reduced stand vigor, reduced browse for wildlife ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  3. Detection of Termites Using Distributed Wireless Monitoring

    SBC: Hatchpoint, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Structural damage from termite infestation causes over $2 Billion in damage yearly within the U.S. In addition, current treatment methods are labor intensive and provide little feedback as to effectiveness. This effort will develop a prototype system for remote monitoring and detection of termites.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  4. Creation of Cost Competitive Biodegradable Films from Renewable Resources for Agriculture

    SBC: Danimer Scientific, LLC            Topic: N/A

    Removal and disposal of agricultural mulch films made from polyethylene requires large expenditures of time and money, and creates excessive demand for landfill space. The purpose of this project is to create agricultural mulch films from renewable resources that can be incorporated into the soil for disposal rather than being landfilled.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  5. Technology for Controlling Net Weight of Fish Fillets

    SBC: Dantec Engineering, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    The natural occurring variation in fish fillet weight result in overweighs Give Away in the product packages. Buyers prefer uniform serving sizes, which currently are difficult to achieve. The injected solids will be the under utilized trimmings from the fillet operation. The goal of the effort is to develop a technology that can increase the under-weight fillet weight by at least 10 nd result in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  6. Creating an Internet-Based Service for Merchandising Identity-Preserved Grains

    SBC: DefineX, LLC            Topic: N/A

    As agricultural acreage and production in South America and other low cost production areas continue to expand, U.S. producers must adopt new technology, streamline their already highly efficient production systems, and look for value-adding opportunities to diversify from the highly competitive commodity markets. Indeed, value-added agriculture promises to become increasingly important as new spe ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  7. A Safer Class of Agricultural Nematicides Based on Natural Fatty Acid Products

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Plant parasitic nematodes are among the most important crop pathogens in the United States, causing an estimated $7-9 billion in lost yield annually. Traditional nematicides, including organophosphates, are under severe regulatory pressure because of toxological and environmental concerns. The purpose of this project is to develop a new, safer nematode control agent for U.S. growers.

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  8. Use of a Plant Universal Molecular Recognition Library for Root Knot Nematode Resistance

    SBC: Divergence, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Plant parasitic nematodes annually cause damage in excess of $8 billion in the U.S. and $78 billion worldwide. The goal of this research is to generate crops, such as cotton and tomato, with broad-spectrum, season-long resistance to root knot nematode.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture
  9. Soil Inhibition Resistant Mutants of Taq DNA Polymerase


    Gene detection in soil using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is nearly impossible due to the inhibitory affects of the components of soil, including humic acid. Currently, the DNA must be extracted from the soil in order to perform PCR. The DNA extraction/purification step is expensive and time consuming. We intend to develop commercially available PCR enzymes that will enable PCR to detect pa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 Department of Agriculture
  10. Technical Feasibility of Field Maceration of Upgrading Nutritional Value of Bermudagrass Hay & Implications for Rural Dev. in LA

    SBC: E & E Research            Topic: N/A

    The waste of unprocessed vegetable matter from normal harvesting can be used to create feeds for livestock and the pulp can be used to produce methanol for fuel. We feel that we should use all resources to their fullest potential. To create a refined machine that will allow the field processing of current waste products into viable feed and fuel products.

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Agriculture

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