Feasibility of Manufacturing a Wool-Based Soil Erosion Control Mat

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-15532
Agency Tracking Number: 2005-00189
Amount: $79,886.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Butternut Ventures
P.O. Box 34, Taftsville, VT, 05073
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ellen Terie
 (802) 457-3087
Business Contact
 Ellen Terie
Phone: (802) 457-3087
Email: etathome@sover.net
Research Institution
Worldwide surpluses of wool have depressed the price of wool and nearly eliminated the wool market, especially for the small medium sheep meat producer. These producers have large quantities of surplus wool, an unwanted by-product, which creates a waste disposal problem. The purpose of this project is to create a new value-added product with commercial potential using raw wool, a renewable resource, in the production of a soil erosion control mat. Production of such a product will offer an ecomonic, sustainable, environmentally superior performing altrnative for use by the homeowner, farmer, contractor, transportation agency and public utility.

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