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
A letter was sent on Friday 24th, February 2017 by 7 partners representing Europe’s Biofuels Value Chain (FEDIOL, EBB, ePURE, EOA, CIBE, CEPM MAIZ EUROP' and CEFS) on the key principles for the discussion on the post-2020 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).
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.
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.
SUGAR BEET AND BIOECONOMY VALUE CHAIN
FOCUS ON BEET
The French Beet Technical Institute ITB (Insitut Technique de la Betterave) explains in a video the importance of mechanical weeding.
The small town of Moyvillers, in the Oise, was, for two days, on the 26th and 27th of October 2016, the capital of the sugar beet industry thanks to Betteravenir 2016, the European sugar beet field exhibition organized by the French Sugar beet Institute (ITB) and the Royal Belgium Institute for Sugar beet (IRBAB).
Cambridgeshire farmer Michael Sly has today been elected chairman of the NFU’s national sugar board, replacing outgoing chairman William Martin. Simon Smith, from Suffolk, is replacing Michael Sly as vice-chairman of the board.
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.
ECONOMIC AND POLICY ADVISOR
Under the supervision and coordination of the Director, the Economic and Policy Advisor will:
- Liaise with members, preparing and developing working papers for meetings.
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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.