Feasibility of Manufacturing a Wool-Based Soil Erosion Control Mat

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,886.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2005-33610-15532
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00189
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
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ellen Terie
(802) 457-3087
etathome@sover.net
Business Contact:
Ellen Terie
(802) 457-3087
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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