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SUGAR BEET IN THE EU
16 Dec
SEASON'S GREETINGS!
19 Nov
2014/15 CAMPAIGN WELL UNDERWAY IN EUROPE

"Beet harvesting and processing in Europe is well underway" "In most regions, the beet processing is now at the half-way stage - we are expecting a long campaign - while beet lifting is close to being finished..."

  
 
The 300,000 sugar beet growers represented by CIBE produce on average just under 20 million tonnes of white sugar equivalent per year from around 2 million hectares, intended mainly for the 600 million inhabitants of the CIBE member countries.
           
 

 

 

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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09 Dec
ASSEMBLEE GENERALE DE LA CGB ''LA BETTERAVE EN 2015''

 

L'Assemblée Générale 2014 de la CGB aura lieu le mardi 9 Décembre 2014 au Palais des Congrès de Paris, Porte Maillot...

 

18 Nov
BIOGAS, A NEW PROJECT COMPLETED - RRV - LK-NRW

 

A project on the use of sugar beet in biogas plants, carried out from 2011 to 2013 by the Rhineland Beet Growers’ Association (RRV) and the Agrarian Chamber of North-Rhine Westphalia (LK-NRW), has been completed.

 

 
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.
           
 

 

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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