From pioneer to market leader

Our history

NATECO2 – one of the pioneers in extraction with supercritical CO2 – has brought the technique for the processing of hops to market maturity. The aim: To use a natural extraction medium in order to ensure high quality products and an environmentally friendly process. Since the beginning the technology has been continually developed further and has established itself as the method of choice for extractions from natural materials and refinements of a multitude of products. In addition, the use of maximum pressures of up to 1,000 bar and alternative CO2 technologies at NATECO2 offer the possibility for development and economic generation of innovative essences and raffinates. 

Our shareholders

NATECO2’s shareholders are the two hop marketers BarthHaas GmbH & Co. KG and the HVG Hopfenverwertungsgenossenschaft e.G.. 

Founded in 1794, BarthHaas GmbH & Co. KG is the market leader today in the field of hop trading and marketing. At the beginning Joh. Barth & Sohn’s business activities were concentrated on hop trading, but in the 1960s hop processing was introduced and became the company’s second main business area. Barth Haas is a family-owned private company that operates in different locations worldwide. The group’s business activities are spread over all continents. It is leader in the fields of hop breeding, cultivation and processing as well as marketing of hops and hop products. Included in the service portfolio are, amongst other things, storage and logistic services, all research and development services concerned with hops, and application technologies for the brewing industry and beyond.

The HVG is a transparent, dependable and reliable partner of the German hop-growers. Besides processing German hops into HVG hop pellets, HVG hop extract and other hop products as well as marketing the German hop production, the HVG also fulfils important tasks as a producer group. Among these are:
  • promoting measures to improve production 
  • promoting the Independent Quality Appraisal (NQF) 
  • supporting hop research
  • supporting research and registration procedures in plant protection
  • also marketing those hop varieties for the growers which are difficult to sell
  • worldwide promotion / worldwide marketing of hops from German production
  • surveying hop acreage and editing data to obtain informative statistics on hop production in Germany
  • paying out subsidies in accordance with the European Hop Market Regulation
Hopfenveredlung St. Johann GmbH
Auenstraße 18-20 | 85283 Wolnzach
Phone +49 8442 660
Fax +49 8442 6666
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Extracting the essence of nature
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