LOW-CARBON TRANSITION IN THE EU SUGAR BEET SECTOR - BIOECONOMY AS A NEW BUSINESS MODEL
The European Rural Development Network (ENRD) study presents two examples of different apporoaches to innovative solutions on the climate change and low-carbon transition of agriculture in the EU sugar beet sector. Read more here
HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH PROJECT: AGROCYCLE
CIBE takes part in the AgroCycle project, a Sino-EU collaborative research venture, funded by the European Commission under its Horizon 2020 programme (€7 million), with additional funding (€1 million) from the Governments of the Peoples’ Republic of China and Hong Kong. The AgroCycle project will contribute to setting policy direction in the agri-food sector at EU level, and envisages significant global impact in the sector.
THE EU BEET SUGAR SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERSHIP - EU BSSP
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.
INTEGRATIVE SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL SUGAR PRODUCTION
A study has been presented during CIBE Congress in 2012 regarding the Integrative Sustainability Analysis of Industrial Sugar Production Swiss Beet Sugar compared to Brazilian Cane Sugar. Download the Presentation here
The reduction of energy use and water demand, the resource efficiency approach, the valorization of co and by-products, reaching the ‘zero-waste’ objective, and cutting its greenhouse gas emissions enables the sugar industry to remain competitive while contributing positively to the preservation of the environment.
SUGAR BEET: A MODEL OF SUSTAINABILITY
For over 200 years the cultivation of sugar beet has formed the basis of sugar production in Europe. Today beet farmers and sugar producers ensure that EU consumers are reliably supplied with this natural product.