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July 29, 2014

United States

Missouri—Dr. David Brune’s Project


Dr. David Brune, a professor of agricultural systems management at Missouri University’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, has developed a greenhouse production system at MU’s Bradford Research Center that can produce a fresh crop of shrimp every 120 days.


Shrimp News: I recommend you click here for background information on his project and that you get a copy of his slide presentation on the economics of the system.  It’s mentioned in the second source below.  I contacted Dr. Brune for an update on his project, and he said:


“I spent much of the earlier part of this year putting together economics of various system configurations (see attached power point).”


At present, I’m talking to investors and submitting proposal to various agencies to scale the system to 1/2 acre pilot modules.  Many farmers interested.... none yet built.”


Information: David Brune, Ph.D., P.E., Professor of Bioprocess and Bioenergy Engineering, Agricultural Systems Management and State Extension Specialist, 229 Agricultural Engineering Building, Columbia, Missouri 65211, USA (phone 573-882-0689, fax 573-882-0596, email, webpage


Sources: 1. Email to Shrimp News International from Dr. David Brune.  Subject: Your Project.  July 22, 2014.  2. Bioprocessing of Microbial Biomass Enabling Sustainable, Zero-Discharge Aquaculture (a Power Point presentation on the economics of Brune’s system).  D.E. Brune, Professor of Bioprocess and Bioenergy Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.  2014.

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