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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $730K
First Award Date 01/01/09
Most Recent Award Date 07/15/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Hood Kendall R. Hood 4 Message
Hood Elizabeth E Hood 1 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.8
Budget: 07/15/16 - 12/31/16

The manufacture of large volumes of inexpensive biological tools (enzymes) for the production of biodiesel provides a market opportunity for the plant production system. Biodiesel predominantly is commercially manufactured through treatment of oil or fat with alcohols and chemical catalysts such as sodium hydroxide. Although this method works, i...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.8-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

Biomass to biofuels can provide solutions for energy independence, lower cost of fuels and global climate change mitigation. However, to achieve the goal of converting biomass into biofuels, the biomass must be broken down into its component sugars so they can be fermented into fuels. Cellulases are proteins (enzymes) that can breakdown biomass ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 8.8-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

The US is targeting the goal of 36 billion gallons of liquid transportation biofuels by 2022. Currently we produce approximately 10 billion gallons of ethanol from corn starch. In order to produce the remaining 26 billion gallons of liquid biofuels from cellulosic sources two major problems need to be solved, the logistics of crop production and...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

Who are the customers of the service that will be developed through this proposed SBIR project Government laboratories (USDA ARS) as well as university laboratories and small companies will have need of this service-consultation and data collection for a fee, in order to commercialize products of biotechnology. The ability of the laboratory, whe...