Sustainability into the future
Modern energy concepts
Since the grinding of grain requires large amounts of energy and since sustainability plays a major role at the Frießinger Mühle, as a result, the company has converted complete energy supply to certified green electricity on 1st August 2017.
The electricity comes from producer Süwag and originates from 100% renewable energies generated by European water power plants. Frießinger Mühle therefore reduces its CO2 emissions by several thousand tons per year, compared to when using usual German electricity products .
For example, 90% of the energy used to heat office and social spaces and to produce warm water, is acquired from heat that drops from the milling process. The residual amount of energy required does not come from crude oil, but is acquired from renewable sources like wood pellets.
Frießinger Mühle is, of course, in possession of an energy certificate according to ISO 50001.
Our flour mill is thus one of the most energy efficient plants in the industry!
Bran transportation on the shipping route.
The resulting by-product from the grinding process- the so called bran- is pressed into Frießinger Mühle bran pellets. For the purpose of the environment, in 2003 a facility for the palletisation of bran was built, and as result transportation by sea became possible.
The ideal location of Frießinger Mühle directly on the Neckar allows there to be on a regular basis the transportation of, depending on the size of the ship, up to 2000 tons of bran pellets by sea. This relieves the streets of extra pollution and protects the environment, due to the fact that on average one boatload is equivalent to that of 80 trucks.
This results in a considerable CO2 saving through ship transportation over conventional loading onto trucks.
Regionalism and the future of the mill in Bad Wimpfen
The Frießinger Mühle covers more than 80% of your need for top quality wheat regionally, of which more than over 50% are contract farmers. Additionally our spelt, which is acquired from 5 of it’s own sites, originates mainly from the surrounding agriculture.
To this end, Frießinger Mühle maintains existing long term cultivation contracts, with the aim of establishing a transparent supply chain from beginning to end, and the desire that the cultivation of bread cereals also has a regional future.
The Frießinger family will continue to invest in the development and production in Bad Wimpfen, in order to continue offering its customers a high quality and interesting range of food products from the home team.