Inexpensive Ethylene Monitor for Use with Perishable Commodities

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Amount:
$350,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
2007-00140
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
POLESTAR TECHNOLOGIES INC
220 RESERVOIR ST STE 32, Needham Heights, MA, 02494
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
809963895
Principal Investigator
 James Kane
 Vice President
 (781) 449-2284
 jkane@polestartech.com
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: President
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Email: kcarpenter@polestartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Phase II effort is to be conducted to complete the development of a new ethylene monitor with a detection limit at or below critical levels for storage of perishable commodities. The research effort will help with the development of a new ethylene monitor for use with control systems to regulate ventilating and/or scrubbing of the atmosphere within storage and transport contains to minimize damage to perishable commodities during these operations. The proposed monitor could also be used in establishing optimal levels of ethylene during controlled de-greening of harvested fruits and vegetables.

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