Feasibility of Manufacturing a Wool-Based Soil Erosion Control Mat

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$79,886.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
2005-33610-15532
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00189
Solicitation Topic Code:
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
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Ellen Terie
 (802) 457-3087
 etathome@sover.net
Business Contact
 Ellen Terie
Phone: (802) 457-3087
Email: etathome@sover.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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