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Originy was founded in 2022 as the natural evolution of the projects conducted inside the R&D department of Plastica Alfa S.p.a. This startup, registered as a Benefit Corporation, has the societal purpose to promote technologies that use CO₂ through microalgae production and extraction of high-added-value elements.

Plastica Alfa is a joint stock company with a 40-years-experience in the water distribution and treatment within the irrigation, hydraulic, and thermohydraulic industries. Thanks to our constant sensibility to the themes of innovation and research, to the collaboration with numerous research centers, universities, and specialized networks, our company developed advanced systems to also distribute water for similar sectors like the one of biotechnology. Plastica Alfa moved its know-how relative to the cultivation methods of various microalgal strains and the specific knowledge in the extraction of high-added-value elements to Originy.

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Our history

2013

Plastica Alfa obtains a specific know how on the CO₂ biochemical conversion processes

2014

Bio4Bio, a project on circular economy in the agricultural industry, gets funded.

2015

Plastica Alfa represents Italy at G7 Workshop on Industrial Symbiosis Birmingham.

2015

Plastica Alfa becomes an active member of the Bio-Based Industries
Joint Undertaking BBI.

2016

The algae growth plant prototype is developed on an industrial scale.

2017

The C³ Carbon Capture & Conversion project starts. A 50k liters algae cultivation plant.

2020

Haematococcus Pluvialis and Arthrospira Platensis production on an industrial scale.

2020

Plastica Alfa is awarded the BBI JU Sinergy Label for the BLooM-DEMO project.

2022

Originy is founded

What we do

The societal purpose of our company is to promote technologies that use CO₂ from the perspective of circular economy. Embracing the concept of Biorefinery, Originy employs CO₂ at a biochemical level to feed microalgal biomass and, through Green extraction (Eco-Friendly physical methods and/or solvents), transform it in industrial products with several applications.

OUR TEAM

Miriam Pace

CEO

Luciano Falqui

OPERATION MANAGER

Mimmo Scollo, PhD.

SCIENTIFIC DEPT. MANAGER

Fabio Cinnirella

PROJECT MANAGER

Michela Latona

CFO

Michela Gazzano

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Giuseppe Bonfante

INDUSTRIAL PHD STUDENT

Giuseppe Blancato

HR MANAGER

Salvo Oliva

PLANT MANAGER

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