Biotta woodchip heating system
Back in 2013, Biotta grappled with the question of what type of energy generation the company should aim for in the future. Switching to a sustainable energy source was the logical step, since our corporate philosophy is founded on respect for people and the natural environment. This desire to be more sustainable lead us to develop a comprehensive plan which resulted in the opening of the Biotta woodchip heating system in late autumn 2019. Together with our partner Rathgeb Bio, which will also meet its future energy needs from the woodchip heating system, Biotta now relies on wood as a domestic energy source, saving 2500 t of CO2 per year. This corresponds to 340 circumnavigations of the world by plane (one person in economy class).
This calculation is based on the following data:
The new heating plant is located right beside our juice factory in Tägerwilen on the shores of Lake Constance. The system ensures that the majority of the heat needed for Biotta's production processes and building heating comes from climate-neutral renewable energy. This significantly reduces our juice factory’s carbon footprint in keeping with our philosophy of showing respect for people and the natural environment.
Biotta Bee Hotel
For more than 60 years we have been committed to organic farming without the use of pesticides and herbicides. Bees, too, make an invaluable contribution to preserving biodiversity by pollinating plants. Honey bees and wild bees are irreplaceable for the ecosystem, for nature and for humans. Bees pollinate around 80% of our crops and wild plants. So they are an excellent example when it comes to promoting greater awareness for nature conservation, biodiversity and semi-natural habitats. From four to six bee colonies spend each summer at the Biotta Bee Hotel. Right next to our juice plant.