Awarded Styrian pumpkin seed oil g.g.A. for culinary pleasure and as a natural remedy.
  The original 100% pure with certificate of origin
Wir erzeugen CO2 neutral vom Feld bis zum Kunden.   CO2-neutral from the field to the customer
  Certified organic producer
  Kürbishof DEIMEL delivers CO2-neutral produced pumpkin seed oil from the field to the customers.
In my opinion, a product is only a quality product today if its manufacture is at least CO2 neutral.

I am convinced that modern organic production is the better way to manufacture products and offer them to customers. Our products do not become more expensive as a result, because the compensation of one ton of CO2 costs us only about 3 euros. Related to one bottle that is only a few cents!

Our CO2-clean products are better and more sustainable products than conventionally produced.

Dipl.-Ing. Toni Deimel
Founder and Owner of Kürbishof DEIMEL

Since 2020 we have been delivering CO2-neutral products and parcel shipments. We reduce CO2 at every step from the field to the customer. Currently unavoidable CO2 emissions are compensated by local reforestation in Styria. Since spring 2021, we have planted nearly 5,000 trees that absorb CO2 as they grow. We will plant 10,000 trees in the medium term, which will more than offset our CO2 footprint.

The production of a food product leads to CO2 emissions. Styrian pumpkin seed oil also has a CO2 footprint. The CO2-emission is caused by the cultivation of pumpkin seeds, the production of pumpkin seed oil, the packaging and the transport of the products.

In the following I will list our measures for all production steps from the field to the customer. I mention the direct measures that lead to a reduction in CO2. Unavoidable CO2 is compensated by reforestation.
Pumpkin seed cultivation and harvest   CO2 is produced by the use of tractors in cultivation and harvesting and by the use of fertilisers and pesticides. Savings result from the planned use of resources. However, the possibilities for saving CO2 are limited. We therefore compensate for CO2 emissions through reforestation measures.
Pumpkin seed drying Before pumpkin seeds can be stored, the moist pumpkin seeds must be washed and dried. For drying it requires considerable amounts of heat energy. This energy is provided by burning wood chips. This creates a CO2-neutral circulation system for the drying process.
Storage   We store pumpkin seeds in a cold storage until they are used. The electricity for the cold storage comes from 100% renewable energies. The CO2 content of the product is low.
Oil pressing   For the oil pressing of Styrian pumpkin seed oil large amounts of heat and electricity are necessary. Since many years the heat is produced by wood firing. We also use a CO2-neutral circulation system here. The electricity comes mainly from renewable energies. In Styria, a large proportion is generated by hydropower.
Filling and packaging   Packaging makes up a significant proportion of the CO2 footprint of products. The smaller the container, the greater the packaging share in the product. We offer the 1000 ml glass bottle and a 500 ml lightweight tinplate container. Tinplate has a lower CO2 footprint than glass. It also saves transport weight. The energy requirement of the oil filling by electricity is low.
Packaging and transport For our customers in Germany we send our pumpkin seed oil with pallets to the dispatch warehouse in Germany. By developing a transport system made of wood we avoid any use of plastic foils to secure the goods on the pallet. By good production planning we avoid unnecessary transports and use transport capacities optimally.
Package filling   By carefully and tightly filling the parcels, we save packaging material and transport volume. Our packaging work is thus higher, but less packaging waste is produced by the customer.
Filling material No plastic! We use organic flakes from cornstarch. These are compostable and can be disposed of in organic waste.
Packing tapes and paper   We use paper and avoid plastic tapes. The printer paper is made from waste paper.
Materials   All materials in the package should be edible or recyclable.
Parcel delivery   Parcel service providers such as HERMES and DHL have CO2 reduction and compensation programmes. However, these are not enough for us, we compensate with our own trees.
Tips for CO2 reduction with orders   If you would also like to contribute to CO2 reduction, we have these tips for you. Rather order on stock per order, so you can reduce the number of orders. Pumpkin seed oil has a good shelf life. Ideal are collective orders. A large package has a lower CO2 footprint than many small ones. Rather prefer bigger packages like the one-litre bottle and light packages, this saves packaging material.