BIOtechnology for the recovery of valuable peptides from industrial RICE by-products and production of added value ingredients for nutraceuticals, functional foods and cosmetics


Amideria il Cervo

Amideria il Cervo is a old Italian company which was re-organized in 2009. Using the same care of any traditional italian manufacture production now coupled with innovation technology our rice starch is obtained exclusively from Italian rice cultivated and harvested in Italy.

The Amideria il Cervo produces powder and crystal pure rice starch which is an essential ingredient in many sector of the food industry (gluten free and baby food), is used as excipient in the pharmaceutical sector and cosmetic manufacturing.

Amideria il a small dynamic and flexible company red to deal directly with the customers and offering the most appropriate solution for any final products in the food industry. Being a manufacture with the help of expert consultants we support our customer to improve their recipe or design a new application.

The production site is located in the middle of the Italian rice agriculture area, so working close to the rice producers, Amideria il cervo can guarantee the origin and traceability of the rice free form any GMO contamination.
In 2013 Amideria has signed a supplying agreement with one of the most important and well kwon European distributor. Since the start up in 2009, the rice starch production has tripled, and for the next three years the forecast is to redouble the production.

The role that Amideria plays in the BIORICE project is to isolate the rice protein by-products derived from the starch processing wastewater. Furthermore a continuous and consistent amount of proteins is pre-treated by using specific enzymes and whole cells.  Other project partners will examine the results of the latter step.



Project Coordinator: Prof. Annalisa Tassoni
Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna
Dept. of Biological Geological and Environmental Sciences
Telephone: +39 051 2091278

Project Management Team:
Alessandra Baccigotti
Cristina Brecciaroli

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