• Sugar Beet fuels the European bio economy (food, feed, biofuels, biogas, bio products) Sugar Beet,
    a model of sustainability
    Sugar Beet,
    a local production which supports rural economy
    INTERNATIONAL
    CONFEDERATION
    OF EUROPEAN
    BEET GROWERS

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17 Jan
AGROCYCLE - BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO VALORISING AGRI-FOOD WASTES, CO-PRODUCTS AND BY-PRODUCTS (AWCBS) WORKSHOP

 

On January 26, 2017, CIBE participated in a workshop entitled “Barriers and Opportunities to Valorising Agri-food wastes, co-products and by-products (AWCBs)” in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop brought together key players to identify important resources, constraints and opportunities to developing novel value chains and creating sustainable business models.

06 Dec
EUBSSP: NEW ISSUE BRIEF ON RESOURCE EFFICIENCY - CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 

The EU beet sugar sector has a long tradition of valorising all products arising from the processing of sugar beet, while keeping the use of inputs to an optimum. The Beet Sugar sector thus already applies the principles of the circular economy and waste reduction, anticipating and leading the way towards higher resource efficiency and waste elimination.

 

Under the supervision and coordination of the Director, the Economic and Policy Advisor will:

 

  • Conduct analysis of some agricultural product markets and related EU trade policies;

 

  • Monitor the development of EU trade policies;

 

  • Monitor the development of EU trade policy developements of these products;

 

  • Develop and supports advocay positions and strategies in relation with the Director and Members of the Associaton;

 

  • Represent the interest of the association towards the EU institutions (EU Council, European Parliament, European Commission);

 

  • Liaise with members, preparing and developing working papers for meetings.

 

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SUGAR BEET AND BIOECONOMY VALUE CHAIN

 

 

 

 

   

Sugar Beet contributes every year to the EU Bioeconomy with:

 

  • Around 18 million tonnes of Sugar for food consumption

 

  • Around 1.6 million tonnes of Sugar Syrups for Ethanol production

 

  • Around 0.8 million tonnes of Sugar Syrups for Chemical Industry

 

  • Around 20-40,000 hectares of sugar beet are converted yearly into biogas for heat and electricity

 

  • Close to 5 million tonnes of beet pulp (dry matter equivalent) for feed

 

 

 

 
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07 Dec
CGB - PRESS RELEASE: APPOINTMENT OF PIERRE-EMMANUEL BOIS AS DIRECTOR OF CGB

 

After 24 years as Director of CGB, Alain Jeanroy will retire at the end of 2016. He started at CGB’s economic service from 1983 to 1989, then worked as Director of the AGPM (General Association of French Maize Producers) before reintegrating CGB in 1993 as Director.

01 Dec
CGB GENERAL ASSEMBLY WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2016 (FR)

 

It will be the opportunity to address two major issues for the sector: the first quota-free campaign and risk management in the context of the future CAP 2020.

 

 
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

 

 

Throughtout the year, CIBE organise meetings, such as General Assembly or Congress which allow to share information between its Members and discuss several topics.

 

CIBE's Staff also attends several external events.

 

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