The story of Amandinois Spirulina is detailed in the publication of the “Voix du Nord” of August 10, 2019. Following this photo below, we detail our history and our activity.
Didier Bulion, father of the family, a former farmer, converted to methanization with the help of his son. The trio Father, son and daughter Aurore, his daughter built the aquaculture ponds as well as a laboratory for the production of spirulina. An investment of 120,000 euros and a titanic amount of work were necessary for this seaweed with beneficial virtues to be produced on the land of Bruille-Saint-Amand. A real feat, since our green algae is usually found in Japan and Mexico.
Indeed, Didier's methanation unit is located right next to the two huge greenhouses that protect the culture basins of Aurore Bulion, who manages production. Thus, the production of biogas from green waste and manure inserted into the facility's digester is transformed into electricity. So that the heat in the greenhouses and the temperature of the water in the pools is maintained by a virtuous circle.
Our spirulina is grown in two basins 50 meters long by 7 meters wide, protected from the sun's rays by anti-UV nets. The temperature must be constantly maintained between 24° and 28°.
We harvest once a week the entire production of the two basins. Also, the harvest is a little smaller in the winter period. At this stage, the spirulina looks like a green paste.
Once the spirulina has been stripped of its water, which will be recycled, our spirulina can be shaped either into powder, twig or dragees.
We use recycled packaging to package our products.
Our products are available for sale on our website. Also, at our distributors. Then, at the farm on Friday afternoons. And finally, in several markets in the region.
When people discover our spirulina, I take the time to explain it to them. Spirulina is packed with protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is important for me to promote our natural production in a short circuit.