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tru Shrimp

A more sustainable aquaculture process to provide the world with healthy Shrimps

October 2020

tru Shrimp

A more sustainable aquaculture process to provide the world with healthy Shrimps

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date October 26, 2020
From United States
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 2 - Commercial Trial Small Scale

tru Shrimp is the first commercial-scale, shallow-water indoor shrimp farming technology in the United States. The solution produces superior-quality shrimp through a developed and patented land-based shrimp aquaculture technology. Shrimp grown with this method are traceable, sustainable, and antibiotic-free. By combining disruptive aquaculture technologies with operational expertise, tru Shrimp is capitalizing on shifting market paradigms to disrupt the U.S. shrimp market. ​ Collectively referred to as Tidal Basin™ technology, tru Shrimp deploys three existing patents, one pending patent, and three to-be-filed patents that far exceed the performance of traditional RAS technology to create the most stable and efficient shrimp growing environment in the world. The solution aims to produce the highest quality, most sustainable shrimp in the world using the technological capabilities and overall business model developed within the company.

The Environmental Benefits

  • Growth rates 81% better than the best ponds in the world
  • Survival rates 32% better than the best ponds in the world
  • Water is reclaimed and reused in the tru Shrimp system
  • GHG emission rate 69% lower than extensive ponds
  • GHG footprint of 11.8 kg of CO2 per kg of shrimp, 69% lower than Extensive
  • Tidal Basin technology reuses nearly 100% of water addressing the world's growing demand for water.

The Financial Benefits

  • Projected EBITDA of $60+ Million annually with a 4.4 year payback period
  • Each harbor produces 4.3 million pounds of shrimp and approximately 20,000 pounds of Chitosan

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The tru Shrimp Company

tru Shrimp challenged standard shrimp practices to bring a cleaner, safer shrimp to your family’s dinner table.

Headquarters Balaton, MN 56115, USA
Type Company
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