Severino Becagli’s story began in a small shop in Florence, where passion for Tuscan food culture has encompassed over a Century. Family values and know-how have been passed down from generation to generation at the San Lorenzo estate in Grosseto. Here, in harmony with a land devoted to agriculture, the Becagli family has forged the perfect marriage between tradition and innovation, setting up organic crops and giving life to the ‘Spirulina Project’, a product of the future with strong roots in ancient history.
Tradition and innovation while respecting the environment
The Severino Becagli production plant is located inside the San Lorenzo Farm, one of the oldest farms in the area built by the long-standing Porciatti brick company, which retains its simple beauty while having been enhanced by the latest technologies. It is surrounded by fields and 480Ha of agricultural land, prestigious estates and a unique Spirulina production plant that is 100% Made in Tuscany.
Severino Becagli Spirulina grows in open ponds, called raceway ponds, inside computerized greenhouses, which allow for perfectly regulated temperatures, adequate aeration and sunlight exposure, while at the same time eliminating the risk of contamination of the final product. Raceway ponds have a special shape, designed according to hydrodynamic principles, so as to minimize areas of sedimentation. The harvesting is carried out without the need to handle the algae, thanks to complex innovative machinery which does not compromise the cells of the microalgae. The same machinery also transfers it to a building by the greenhouses. A “building inside a building” allows processing to be carried out in confined spaces, including 2 “clean rooms” for the filtration and desiccation rooms, which are temperature-controlled and air conditioned with Absolute HEPA filters, to make sure that all spaces meet ISO class 8 standards. The building also hosts a laboratory where the inocula for the Spirulina strains from the cultivation are kept active, and where cultivation in the greenhouses is monitored through microbiological and chemical check-ups and analyses.
Our production is based on three values
Beneficial effects also on the environment
Spirulina production is in perfect harmony with the environment. Its cultivation does not cause pollution, soil erosion or water contamination.
Producing spirulina allows you to use less water and soil than other foods:
1/3 of the water used for soy
1/5 of the corn
1/50 compared to beef
20 times less soil than soy
40 times less than corn
200 times less than beef
Furthermore, spirulina is the organism that produces the most oxygen of all and allows a lot of CO2 to be captured from the atmosphere, reducing the gases that cause the earth to overheat. Its production makes the air clean: 1 kg of spirulina produced absorbs 2 kg of CO2 and emits 2 kg of oxygen.
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Severino Becagli SRL
SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA CON SOCIO UNICO
Via Aurelia Antica 50, 58100, Grosseto
infoline: +39 055 0464463
punto vendita: +39 0564 1886882
CCIAA: Grosseto 01584930539