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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. Goldenseal, Processing and Value-Added Product Development Phase II

    SBC: SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM            Topic: N/A

    Goldenseal is one of the most popular medicinal herbs in the country. Since the overwhelming majority of the raw goldenseal on the market today is wild harvested, this popularity has led to over collection from its native habitat to the point of being declared threatened or endangered in many areas by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This situation has created an opportunity for quality minded ...

    SBIR Phase II 2004 Department of Agriculture
  2. Computer-Integrated Staff Training for Care of Persons with Disabilities/Health Impairments

    SBC: SPIRIT LAKE CONSULTING, INC.            Topic: N/A

    On Indian reservations, there is a significant need for direct care staff for persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions and a lack of trained personnel. The purpose of this study is to determine feasibility of delivering computer-integrated training in a remote community without the usual prerequisites of effective computer-based training.

    SBIR Phase I 2004 Department of Agriculture
  3. Novel Affordable Composites from Renewable Resources

    SBC: Cara Plastics            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Composites today are based on petroleum-based polymers and energy intensive fiber glass. Our dependency on petroleum results in carbon dioxide emissions, which can be harmful to the environment. The purpose of this project is to prepare and test specific resins from natural oils for their compatibility with natural fibers, and the properties necessary for structural applicat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  4. Facilitating Rural-Urban Trade and Technology Flows

    SBC: CEO Praxis Inc            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: A growing number of economists and policymakers contend that finding new ways to connect to the markets, and technological innovation of metropolitan areas, will be a critical challenge for rural companies and communities who now face thin local markets and thin networks of firms and support institutions, e.g. finance. This research will lead to the commercialization of two ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  5. Establishing A Viable Organic Goldenseal Production System for Small Family Farms Phase II

    SBC: SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Many small, limited resource farms are only marginally profitable and their owners are seeking ways of increasing farm income and financial stability through diversification. It has been suggested that innovative businesses need to be designed to optimize the mix of labor, capital, and natural resources to the size and scale of the farm. Opportunities that exist for smaller- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  6. Goldenseal, Processing and Value-Added Product Development

    SBC: SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM            Topic: N/A

    NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Many small, limited resource farms are only marginally profitable and their owners are seeking ways of increasing farm income and financial stability through diversification. The Wallace Center at Winrock International has suggested that innovative businesses need to be designed to optimize the mix of labor, capital, and natural resources to the size and scale of the farm. O ...

    SBIR Phase I 2003 Department of Agriculture
  7. Enhanced Disinfection & Pesticide Removal From Fruits & Vegetables

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This study will focus on the further development and optimization of a new method to deliver ozone into process waters employed for washing fruits and vegetables. The FDA has just approved the use of ozone to control pathogens in the food processing industry. Key objectives of this study include development of pilot rig consisting of O3 generation, delivery equipment, while studying overall enhanc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Agriculture
  8. Enhanced Disinfection & Pesticide Removal From Fruits & Vegetables

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    This study will focus on the further development and optimization of a new method to deliver ozone into process waters employed for washing fruits and vegetables. The FDA has just approved the use of ozone to control pathogens in the food processing industry. Key objectives of this study include development of pilot rig consisting of O3 generation, delivery equipment, while studying overall enhanc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture
  9. Improved Fruit Juice Concentration Process

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Concentration of fruit juices is a valuable unit operation. The current preferred method of juice concentration is triple effect evaporation. This technique cannot concentrate to high (75%) solids content without (1) developing a burnt taste to the sugar content and (2) driving off the low molecular weight hydrocarbons that provide most of the flavor and aroma difference between fresh and frozen c ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Department of Agriculture
  10. Application of Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Infected Hosts: A Novel Approach to Biocontrol

    SBC: H&T Alternative Controls, LLC.            Topic: N/A

    Phase II Objectives 1. Optimize the size of infection arenas to allow scale up of the production system. 2. Determine the conditions under which shelf life and storage stability are maximized. 3. Develop packaging that will: a. Protect the formulated cadavers during shipping b. Maintain optimum storage conditions as determined in Objective 1) 4. Develop mechanical devices for metering and distribu ...

    SBIR Phase II 2002 Department of Agriculture

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