Euglena gracilis, a special microorganism
E. gracilis is a versatile microorganism that can grow both in the darkness and in the light, activating very different metabolisms that enable it to synthesise numerous compounds of industrial interest.
Like some microalgae, Euglena biomass is considered a superfood.
A remarkable molecule is a storage carbohydrate called paramylon, which is capable of activating defence responses in biological systems, such as raising the immune system in animals or activating plant defence mechanisms.
Moreover, paramylon can be the basis for the production of bioplastics.
Whole Euglena & Paramylon
Fields of application
Medical & Pharma
- Wound healing
- Immunosystem boost
- Skin conditioner
- Microrelief reduction
- Viscosity control
Feed & Pet
- Immune system boost
- Stress reducer
- Stress response activator
- Foliar and Root administration
- Organic farm
- Paramylon-based bioplastic
- Excellent thermal properties
Project in collaboration with the Edmund Mach Foundation, during which various by-products of the Trentino agro-industrial chain were tested in order to improve the growth performance of Euglena, lower its production costs and exploit otherwise unused by-product. The project lasted 16 months, started in January 2021 and ended in April 2022. The project identified suitable and promising medium for the cultivation of Euglena.
The main objective of the project is to study the cultivation conditions of Euglena on a pilot scale, in order to be able to obtain the technical-economic analyses necessary for a detailed evaluation of the possibility of indutrialising the cultivation of the microorganism.