The Impossible Sensing team has been awarded a Department of Energy Phase I Small Business Innovative research (SBIR) grant to develop the first instrument capable of measuring soil health in the field — in real-time. Inspired by our space-bound instruments, our Spatial Excitation-Emission Matrix Spectroscopy (SEEMS) Organic Matter Bioimager will perform non-destructive, quantitative measurements of organic matter, providing chemical images and videos with unprecedented speed and quality to the agriculture and biofuel industries.
The SBIR/STTR government program provides competitive funding to small businesses to develop and commercialize new ideas and innovative research. Our team is proud to represent St. Louis as the only firm from Missouri selected for a DOE Phase I award this round. We’re eager to work with the DOE to further develop our R&D in the Energy sector. In collaboration with our local partner, BioSTL, we plan to bring our novel tech developed for the DOE to the commercial market, positioning Impossible Sensing as a thought leader in environmental innovation within the region.