Lent is drawing to a close and spring is now fully upon us. Just in time for the long Easter weekend, the temperatures climb to over 20 degrees, and we can expect bright sunshine. So the best beer garden weather. At the Hochstift Brewery, not only does a lot of barley juice flow through the taps, but also green electricity is used in the brewery's own beer production.
For the sites in Fulda, Lauterbach, Alsfeld and Motten, Hochstift purchases green electricity that is certified according to the Green Electricity Standard. The Grüner Strom-Label is the only green electricity label in Germany that is supported and recommended by leading environmental organizations such as NABU and BUND. In addition to 100 percent green electricity, a fixed subsidy amount per kilowatt hour consumed also flows into energy transition projects such as the expansion of new eco-power plants or projects in the field of electromobility.
Beer is now brewed with the help of the sun
In addition, the company recently installed photovoltaic systems in Fulda and Lauterbach - so the electricity for brewing the beer now comes from the roof. Hochstift had previously already had positive experiences with PV systems at its Motten site. This means that the company can now cover part of its own electricity requirements in a climate-friendly way.
"The energy turnaround begins at the local level," emphasizes Martin Heun, spokesman for the management of RhönEnergie Fulda GmbH. "As a forward-looking energy supplier, we are pleased to have customers like Hochstift who consistently rely on green power - and even on several levels." The Grüner Strom-Label certificates for the four sites, Heun said, are intended to show employees and visitors to the breweries that the company is making a concrete contribution to climate protection today and, beyond that, to a green energy supply for tomorrow.
Purity in perfection - also for electricity
"Anyone who brews beer according to the strict German Purity Law should also have a clean slate when it comes to environmental and climate protection," says Ulrich Klesper, Managing Director of Hochstiftliches Brauhaus Fulda GmbH. "In this way, we can offer the friends of our beers purity in perfection."
RhönEnergie Fulda GmbH has both green electricity (RhönStrom ÖkoRegio) and green natural gas (RhönGas ÖkoRegio) in its portfolio. For every kilowatt hour of energy consumed, a small amount flows into a promotion fund. In this way, RhönEnergie Fulda implements sustainable energy transition projects locally, in coordination with Grüner Strom Label e.V. True to the motto "From the region, for the region".