The company FKF Forst- und Gutsverwaltung GmbH in Paltental had a unique idea in terms of sustainability: the subsidiary FGSD Bio Produktion GmbH breeds mountain shrimp in Rottenmann.

The majority of the shrimps offered in domestic supermarkets come from Asia and Latin America. In the aquacultures there, shrimps usually live in confined spaces with antibiotics and growth hormones, for which mangrove forests had to give way. The wild catch of the shrimp, which is partially contaminated with contaminants, contributes to overfishing worldwide, non-usable bycatch and the destruction of the seabed by trawls. Afterwards, the shrimps processed under the hygiene standards of developing countries are frozen on their way to Europe for several weeks; The result is a lack of transparency and traceability, avoidable CO2 emissions and an enormous loss of taste.

Forestry director DI Maternus Lackner, managing director of Bio Produktion GmbH, would like to counteract this and offer an ecologically sustainable alternative: "Our cycle is completely closed, from the forest to the shrimp". The self-prepared spring water is heated to approx. 28 ° C by means of waste heat and modeled on the natural sea water by adding salt and various minerals; completely free of contaminants such as microplastics, lead or mercury. The facility, designed by marine biologists, also contains the first post larval hatchery in Europe. Even when it comes to processing, nothing is left to chance: The chilled, freshly caught mountain prawns are delivered to the catering trade and end users within 24 hours in compostable cellulose shells and a sustainable styrofoam alternative.

The CW700-200 wood-fired power plant from SYNCRAFT® consists of a 6-cylinder gas engine with a displacement of around 12 liters and an electrical output of 200 kW, and also supplies the local heating network and a wood chip or hay drying station. The used, PEFC-certified wood comes from the own, adjacent Singsdorf / Gulling forestry owned by the Flick Private Foundation. The electricity generated is fed into the grid as green electricity. The power plant also produces almost two cubic meters of charcoal per day.

The mission pursued by the innovative start-up with the well thought-out overall concept is therefore clearly visible: sustainable, regional products of the best quality. SYNCRAFT® is proud to be part of such an innovative project.

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