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SUGAR BEET IN THE EU
18 May
44TH CIBE CONGRESS - FROM 3RD TO 6TH JUNE 2015 - BERLIN
20 Apr
CIBE PRESS RELEASE - GENERAL ASSEMBLY 17/04/2015

 

On the 17th of April 2015, CIBE held its annual General Assembly in Brussels chaired by CIBE President Bernhard Conzen.

 

20 Feb
OVERVIEW OF SUGAR POLICY AND SUPPORT MEASURES IN THIRD COUNTRIES

 

The EU Sugar policy as from 1 October 2017 will be one of the most liberal among major world sugar producers:

  
 
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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20 May
ERNST KARPFINGER, PRESIDENT OF AUSTRIAN BEET GROWERS: “THE EU BEET AND SUGAR SECTOR IS GOING THROUGH THE MOST DIFFICULT PHASE IN MANY YEARS.” (AT)

 

On 20th May, the Beet Growers’ Association for Lower Austria and Vienna, Austria’s largest sugar beet growers‘ association, held its annual General Assembly in Vienna.

 

21 Apr
THE WORLD ASSOCIATION OF BEET AND CANE GROWERS (WABCG) COUNCIL 2015 - FINAL STATEMENT

 

CIBE attended the WABCG Council in Guadalajara (Mexico) which adopted the following final statement.

 

 
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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