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Low carbon-footprint cementitious materials
Unmet Need: An eco-friendly and low-carbon-footprint material comparable in strength and durability to regular concrete Today’s society desires to reduce the continuously increasing carbon footprint on our planet, and the industry is hungry for the introduction of eco-friendly solutions for the built environment, without compromising the strength...
Published: 3/19/2024   |   Inventor(s): Xianming Shi, Zhipeng Li
Keywords(s): 3D printing, Activated carbon, Agriculture, binders, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon-negative, Carbon-neutral, composites, Concrete, Nanotechnology, recycling
Enhancing Soil Carbon Sequestration to Address Climate Change and Crop Sustainability Concerns
­Unmet Need: Natural Rates of Soil Carbon Sequestration are Insufficient to Address Global Climate Change Concerns and Crop Sustainability Mineral associated carbon is both the most persistent and abundant form of carbon in the global soil carbon pool, estimated at more than 1200 Pg. Despite these large natural mineral associated soil carbon stores...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Marc Kramer
Keywords(s): Adsorption, Agriculture, Carbon, Climate Change and Variability, Farming and Ranching, Soil to Society
Germline Ablation in Goats
Unmet Need: Accurate and dependable breeding of desired traits While livestock all over the world exhibit a variety of traits that allow them to survive in different environments, they don’t always have other qualities breeders deem to be desirable, like high quality meat or growth potential. In the past, people would bring in a male –...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Jon Oatley, Irina Polejaeva
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Animal Research, Genome editing, Germline Ablation, Nanos2, Sperm, Spermatgonial stem cell
Pneumatic spray delivery reservoir
Challenge: Pressure drop in fixed sprayers for high density trellised orchards Farmers are pursuing increased crop density in orchards using trellised trees. Existing irrigation and agrochemical applicators are not optimized for such orchards. Challenges with mobile pesticide sprayers include operators’ proximity to concentrated chemicals,...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Lav Khot, Rajeev Sinha, Rakesh Ranjan, Gwen-Alyn Hoheisel, Matthew Grieshop, Ramesh Sahni
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Application technology, Engineering, Fixed spray systems, Sustainability
Software Application for Crop and Pest Management in Africa
Challenge: Update farmers about emerging management techniques and pest controlFarmers in Africa are sometimes uninformed on modern farm practices and technologies. Language and literacy challenges make it difficult to spread information on pests and the results of academic research. Existing information tools often rely on active internet access...
Published: 5/25/2023   |   Inventor(s): Cornelius Adewale, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Agriculture and Plant Sciences, Big Data
Wheat Variety 'Glee' (WA8074), Hard Red Spring Wheat
Glee, is a hard red spring wheat developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Glee was named in honor of Virginia Gale Lee, an inspiring graduate student in the WSU Spring Wheat Breeding program who died from a rare, aggressive form of cancer in 2010.Glee provides a combination of high yield potential and excellent disease...
Published: 1/31/2024   |   Inventor(s): Kimberlee Kidwell, Michael Pumphrey
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Agriculture and Plant Sciences
Fungus for control of Varroa mites in Honeybees
Unmet Need: Effective controlling agents for Varroa mitesVarroa mites are a devastating parasite considered the top driver of honey bee colony losses over the past several decades. Products for varroa control are desperately needed. The general idea of using entomopathogenic fungi to control Varroa mites had been explored previously. However, none...
Published: 5/26/2023   |   Inventor(s): Nicholas Naeger, Jennifer Han, Walter Sheppard, Lori Carris
Keywords(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology