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SUGAR BEET IN THE EU
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.

 

30 Nov
COPA COGECA PRESS RELEASE ON THE COMMISSION PLANS TO CUT BY ALMOST HALF TARGETS FOR CONVENTIONAL BIOFUELS USED IN TRANSPORT BY 2030

 

Copa & Cogeca reject plans to cut by almost half targets for conventional biofuels used in transport by 2030 warning it will jeopardise EU climate and energy targets #NobiofuelNofood

  
 
 

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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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.
           
 

 

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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