The history of Azienda Agricola Allevi
In 1982, Allevi Farm, a traditional agricultural farm, began to experiment in the use of special waste, in particular biomasses with characteristics that made them suitable for reuse as soil improvers/fertilizers in agriculture. It did this initially for its own use, subsequently extending the service to third parties.
Its consolidated traditional agricultural activity meant the farm had gained long-standing experience in both the treatment and conditioning of biomasses prior to their use and assessment of the use of the same depending on the type of cultivation being carried out.
The favourable results achieved over the years have established the importance of the use of these biomasses in agriculture. This has brought the dual advantage of contributing to maintenance of an acceptable level of organic substance in agricultural land, which is increasingly subject to mineralization and at the same time, recovering, in a rational and eco-compatible manner, a source of energy that would otherwise be lost, to the detriment of the environment.
Allevi Farm became a limited partnership company in 1993 and now boasts a highly qualified organisational structure that comprises a team of staff with degrees in various scientific subjects; ranging from technicians to agriculturists and from administrative staff to accounting personnel. It also works in close collaboration with universities that are leaders in the sector (DI.PRO.VE. University of Milan, Institute of Agriculture, the Faculty of Agriculture of the Sacred Heart University in Piacenza and the University of Pavia) and with both public and private external SINAL (National System for the Accreditation of Laboratories) accredited laboratories.
The structure of the plant, as well as its mechanical machinery, mean all phases of the farm’s activity can be managed rationally and efficiently.
As well as stockpiling, treating and disposing of biomasses in agriculture, Allevi Farm is also authorised to pick-up vegetable and wood-cellulose waste from public and private green waste collection for the preparation of compost, to collect non-dangerous special waste for use in producing quality compost - as laid out in the Ronchi Decree - and to produce compost from the organic fraction of solid urban waste, which is suitable for use in organic farming.
In general, Allevi Farm has an authorised potential to pick up and treat about 200,000 tons of non-dangerous special waste per year and it distributes biomasses to about sixty farms covering over 5,000 hectares.
The company TIRSI S.r.l works alongside Azienda Agricola Allevi S.r.l handling all commercial aspects, carrying out brokering activities between biomass producers and the farm and promoting the production of compost, as well as its use in the field, primarily through the preparation of potting composts and composted peat soil improvers, specially designed for the gardening and horticultural markets.
Working in close collaboration with Azienda Agricola Allevi S.r.l., TIRSI has recently had to deal with the problem of reclaiming areas contaminated by hydrocarbons and other organic molecules using a technique called “BIOREMEDIATION”, based on technology covered by a registered patent.
Tirsi srl also manages the following activities:
Marketing throughout Italy of the products is possible thanks to an important European reality that specialises in the sector - the German multinational group Terrasan. Founded in 1925, it studies, produces and markets products for the gardening and plant protection sectors throughout Europe. In terms of quantity, Tirsi srl produces and packages composted mixed and green soil improvers for the Terrasan group that amount to over 20,000 pallets each year.