Sugar beet is converted into a wide range of processed agricultural and industrial products:
CIBE promotes the use of sugar beet and the development of bio-based refineries/industries wich are the cornerstone of the bioeconomy.
CIBE calls for:
CIBE promotes the use of sugar beet to produce bioethanol. To date 23 bioethanol distilleries used sugar beet and sugar beet products as feedstocks.
Sugar beet growers and sugar beet manufacturers are also founders and active members of bioeconomy platforms and companies developing (e.g. ARD Innovation in Green and the Biorefinery of Pomacle Bazancourt Reims, France)
CIBE participates to the COPA-COGECA working party on Bioenergy and Bioeconomy.
CIBE is associate member of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). BIC represents the private sector in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Commission, also known as the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). This public-private partnership aims to invest € 3.7 billion in bio-based innovation between 2014 and 2020.
BIC and fifteen organisations have set out joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society (4 June 2019).
This Vision will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an economy that couples economic growth with societal well-being and respect for the environment.
The Vision focuses on four key drivers:
and is the result of the collective input from by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and its members, the Bio-based Industries Joint-Undertaking (BBI JU) advisory bodies: the States Representatives Group and Scientific Committee, and several organisations fo which European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA)
The PULP2VALUE project is part of the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) annual work plan topic BBI VC3.D4 2014: “Functional additives from residues from the agro-food industry”.
Its objective is to process sugar beet pulp into value added products. The PULP2VALUE approach intends to demonstrated an integrated and cost-effective cascading biorefinery system to refine sugar beet pulp and isolate high value products for detergents, personal care, oil & gas, paints & coatings and composites.