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

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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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13 Jan
DERNIER JOUR D’UNE CAMPAGNE RÉUSSIE POUR LA RAFFINERIE TIRLEMONTOISE - BE

 

Aujourd’hui 13 janvier est le dernier jour de la campagne betteravière. Les dernières betteraves sont arrivées hier  à Tirlemont et Longchamps et elles seront encore transformées aujourd’hui.

 

19 Dec
EXCELLENT BEET CAMPAIGN IN FINLAND 2014/15 - FI

 

Sugar yields at record levels and a very stable production at the sugar factory in Säkylä gave a sugar output in Finland way over last year’s sugar production.

 

 
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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