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Victus Farm

Project files

Purpose

Developing an integrated fish, plant and algae production system in the City of Silver Bay, MN.

Partners

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Center for Sustainable Community Development; City of Silver Bay, UM Northeast MN Sustainable Development Partnership (NMSDP); Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA); Iron Range Resources Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB); Minnesota State Legislature; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (MN DEED); Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal Program; Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; U of M Institute for Renewable Energy and the Environment (IREE); Lake County; UMD Strategic Initiatives Grant; UMD College of Liberal Arts, and others.

Activities

UMD Center for Sustainable Community Development and partners have been working with the City of Silver Bay, MN for the past three years to design, construct, and install the facility and production system.

Outcomes

We expect three primary overall project outcomes. The first is to demonstrate a job-creating, economically viable and environmentally sustainable method for producing food and fuel. We intend to use this demonstration project to help communities and private investors in our region and around the world get started on their own similar operations. The second is to develop and deliver a range of educational opportunities for a wide variety of potential learners. Educational efforts at the technical college and university level will be aimed at training the workforce required to fuel the anticipated commercial expansion of this concept. The third is to continuously monitor and report system performance as well as develop an interdisciplinary research team to attract funds and conduct research aimed at improving system performance, sustainability and economic viability.
To learn more go to: Sustainability Grows at UMD

Funding

$5,000

Leveraged resources

$900,000
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