BRINGING MOOR BACK TO LIFE
ALPIN HEILMOOR EXTRACT™ (AHE) is a 100% natural extract from Heilmoor.
Due to a pioneering, forward-looking and sustainable quarrying and (patented) production concept, it concentrates the best Heilmoor has to offer.
This also means that we know our responsibilities: To not only profit from this natural treasure - but also to give something back to the region and nature.
We want to bring Moor back to life and to recreate a typical moorland habitat.
PREMIUM ORGANIC'S SUSTAINABILITY GOALS:
Because we are all responsible and it matters!
CO2 FRIENDLY PROCESS
OUR ORIGIN: THE LÄNGSEE
The LÄNGSEE-MOOR …
… is situated in the south of Austria – in the heart of Carinthia.
... has a total area of 17 hectares.
The part of it used to produce ALPIN HEILMOOR EXTRACT™ (AHE) was accredited as a Heilmoor in 2016.
AHE is extracted in accordance with strict specifications and our innovative and sustainable concept.
This extraction is accompanied and comprehensively documented by external environmental experts (“Umweltbüro Kärnten”)
SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION PROCESS
PREMIUM ORGANIC developed an innovative AND sustainable extraction process for its patented ALPIN HEILMOOR EXTRACT™.
We PRESERVE THE MOOR'S CO2 RESERVOIR by keeping the topsoil intact.
Extraction only takes place once a year for two weeks, which gives the Moor time to regenerate.
The quarrying process is gentle and MINIMAL INVASIVE, using only temporary construction roads and protective fleeces and always WORKING IN A HYGIENIC AND STERILE MANNER to avoid contaminating the Heilmoor.
We already DEWATER THE MOOR ON SITE and return this Moor water directly. The water management concept is completed by replenishing with natural spring water to keep the Heilmoor moist and thus healthy.
Resource-saving BACKFILLING continues even after the patented (chemical free) production of AHE: all remaining material is also returned to the original Moor to conserve resources.
By creating MOOR-BIOTOPES at the quarrying sites, biodiversity (Flora & Fauna) is increased, and the Moorland is revitalized.
This long-term quarrying and RENATURATION plan, developed and constantly monitored by experts, enables a complete REGENERATION of the Heilmoor.
We further ensure transparency and sustainability by being COSMOS-, ECOCERT-, NATRUE- and VEGAN-certified.
KEY BENEFITS OF OUR SUSTAINABLE QUARRYING PROCESS:
PRESERVING CO2 RESERVOIR
Renaturation is a concept used to restore drained peatlands by watering them with water low in mineral salts (i.e., rainwater) and thus bringing them back to life.
SUSTAINABLE HEILMOOR EXTRACTION:
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We are more than happy that our work is appreciated.
We work together with local companies and businesses thereby create jobs.
We focus on long-term partnerships with regional stakeholders.
Transparency towards our partners, customers and authorities is important to us.
We see the protection and enhancement of Moorlands as important for Flora and Fauna, but also for local people and society.