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24 Oct
JOINT PRESS RELEASE: ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE’S VOTE ON RED II WRONGLY PENALISES BIOFUELS
The European Parliament Environment Committee’s vote to   phase-out  the use of  biofuels by 2030 seriously undermines the EU’s climate and sustainability objectives. It diverges sharply from the latest draft proposal from the EU Council, which safeguards the role of  biofuels in the renewable energy framework.
27 Sep
CIBE-CEFS FACT SHEET: MOLASSES AS A FEEDSTOCK FOR APPLICATIONS FROM FEED TO ENERGY

Ahead of the vote in EP Committee for Agriculture and EP Committee of Environment on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, CIBE and CEFS would like to react to the arguments of molasses users, notably by the chemical industry, which have been lobbying hard to convince MEPS that there is and there will be a supply issue if beet molasses is used to produce biofuels. This is absolutely not true and there is no evidence for such misinformation.

20 May
ERNST KARPFINGER, PRESIDENT OF AUSTRIAN BEET GROWERS: “THE EU BEET AND SUGAR SECTOR IS GOING THROUGH THE MOST DIFFICULT PHASE IN MANY YEARS.” (AT)

 

On 20th May, the Beet Growers’ Association for Lower Austria and Vienna, Austria’s largest sugar beet growers‘ association, held its annual General Assembly in Vienna.

 

21 Apr
THE WORLD ASSOCIATION OF BEET AND CANE GROWERS (WABCG) COUNCIL 2015 - FINAL STATEMENT

 

CIBE attended the WABCG Council in Guadalajara (Mexico) which adopted the following final statement.

 

 
LATEST TWEETS FROM CIBE
 

SUGAR BEET AND SUSTAINABILITY

 

PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS

 

 

In October 2013, the  European Beet Growers  (CIBE), sugar producers  (CEFS)  and trade unions  of the  food and  agriculture  sector  (EFFAT)  have  formalised  a  landmark  agreement  to  jointly  highlight and report on  representative  Good Practices of  sustainable production of beet sugar in the EU.

 

Sustainability Partnership

 

 

 

CIBE takes part in the AgroCycle project, a Sino-EU collaborative research venture, funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 programme to create a protocol for the implementation of the 'circular economy' across the agri-food sector.

 

AgroCycle