Tradition and innovation while respecting the environment
Commitment towards those who choose our company
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.
Spirulina production plants: the location
The Spirulina Becagli production plants are located inside the Tenuta San Lorenzo in Grosseto, one of the oldest agricultural structures in the area, an architectural complex that preserves the beauty of simplicity, enriched by the most modern technologies for the production of theseaweed.
This rural building whichdates back to the early years of strong>'900, whose external appearance has been renovated and faithfully maintained in conformity with the original with the use of bricks from the old Porciatti furnace in Grosseto, is the true technological heart of the plant.< /p>
Inside the building, in fact, a "building within a building" was created in order to guarantee confined areas, including 2 "clean rooms" for the spirulina filtration and drying environments , capable of working at controlled temperature and air conditioning equipped with HEPA absolute filters, to guarantee ISO class 8 environments.
The entire process, from the cultivation of spirulina, to the harvesting, up to processing , is controlled and managed by a centralized system.
The building is also equipped with an internal laboratory in which the inoculants of the cultivated Spirulina strains are kept active and in which microbiological analyzes and controls are carried out and chemicals on crops underway in greenhouses.
Spirulina algae cultivation: cultivation tanks
Spirulina Becagli grows in open tanks, the raceway ponds, located inside automated greenhouses, which allow perfect regulation of the spirulina cultivation conditions, avoiding contamination with external agents which could cause a poor quality of the algae.
The Severino Becagli raceway ponds have a particular shape and are designed according to hydrodynamic principles such as to minimize potential sedimentation areas.
The collection takes place without contact with the personnel in charge, via a pumping system that brings the water from the greenhouse, rich in organic spirulina, directly into the filtration chamber of the building attached to the greenhouses. Here it is passed through a vibrating sieve, separating the water, which is reintroduced into the greenhouses, from the spirulina, which is transported to the drying chambers for drying at 40°.
< br/>This is how the production of organic spirulina algae made in Tuscany was born!
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