The Milis and Arborea plants will produce microalgae for food purposes with 100% sustainable processes and zero impact on the territory.
The Milis and Arborea plants will produce microalgae for food purposes with 100% sustainable processes and zero impact on the territory
The project was created in line with the concept of environmental sustainability of the Tolo Green Group
Gabrielli (Founder – TOLO Green): “It is not enough to reduce the environmental impact of energy production from fossil sources only with investments in photovoltaics”
Oristano, 13 April 2019 – Two new spirulina cultivation plants were inaugurated today at Milis and Arborea by Tolo Green, a Tolo group company that develops and manages investments in the renewable energy market. These are two microalgae production sites for food purposes that represent an important investment for the territory in terms of economic development and innovation of production processes.
The plants, which will reach a total annual production of 15 tons of spirulina, will have 100% sustainable processes with zero impact on the territory.
“The decision to produce Spirulina, a microalgae that is the lowest water-consuming source of protein existing, is perfectly in line with the concept of environmental sustainability that is in our group’s philosophy”. – stated Gilberto Gabrielli, founder and CEO of TOLO Green – “We decided to invest our technological and project knowledge in this new entrepreneurial adventure because we are convinced that it is not enough to reduce the environmental impact of energy production from fossil fuels only with investments in photovoltaics “.
The production technology will aim to create a virtuous circle in which each phase of the production process will represent the beginning of the next one: in addition to human nutrition, microalgae will be used both in agriculture and in the nutrition of breeding animals.
The project, which is based on a model of verticalization of the production process in the biotechnology sector, is inserted in the best way in a territory such as Sardinia, characterized by very sunny and generally unpolluted areas.
Among the main characteristics of the production process, the use and capture of CO2 certainly represent an added value, as well as the use of energy sources that improve the energy emitted and used in the production process itself (for example through the use of lamps with LED) and, finally, the coupling of the heat of biological derivation from animal excrements.
The initiative will also constitute the predominant plant component of the European SpiralG project, in the context of the Horizon 2020 call for tenders, aimed at the integrated enhancement of microalgae for the production of extracts and additives with high added value.