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OUR LATEST NEWS
SUGAR BEET & SUSTAINABILITY
24 Oct
JOINT PRESS RELEASE: ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE’S VOTE ON RED II WRONGLY PENALISES BIOFUELS
The European Parliament Environment Committee’s vote to   phase-out  the use of  biofuels by 2030 seriously undermines the EU’s climate and sustainability objectives. It diverges sharply from the latest draft proposal from the EU Council, which safeguards the role of  biofuels in the renewable energy framework.
27 Sep
CIBE-CEFS FACT SHEET: MOLASSES AS A FEEDSTOCK FOR APPLICATIONS FROM FEED TO ENERGY

Ahead of the vote in EP Committee for Agriculture and EP Committee of Environment on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, CIBE and CEFS would like to react to the arguments of molasses users, notably by the chemical industry, which have been lobbying hard to convince MEPS that there is and there will be a supply issue if beet molasses is used to produce biofuels. This is absolutely not true and there is no evidence for such misinformation.

 
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.
 
In line with the Europe 2020 strategy for a ‘smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive growth’ for the EU, the partnership agreement aims to highlight and facilitate further the dissemination good agricultural, industrial, social and environmental practices in the sector, while taking into account the relevant elements of economic sustainability providing stable and reliable beet sugar production in the EU.
           

Sustainability Partnership

 

 

 

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.

 

AgroCycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

SUGAR BEET AND BIOECONOMY VALUE CHAIN

 

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CIBE FACT SHEET - NEONICOTINOIDS IN PELLETED SUGAR BEET SEEDS: WHY SUGAR BEET GROWERS CALL FOR A SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION WITH REGARDS TO NEONICOTINOIDS

Our Fact Sheet answers four key questions:

 

 

Download our Fact Sheet

 

1 - Does neonicotinoid seed treatment in sugar beet endanger non-target organisms (including pollinators) and the environment?

 

2 - Has neonicotinoid seed treatment a low environmental impact compared to post-emergence spraying?

 

3 - Is there currently a sustainable alternative to neonicotinoid seed treatment in sugar beet?

 

4 - Would a ban of neonicotinoid seed treatment in sugar beet jeopardize sugar beet production in Europe?

 

 

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14 Sep
THE 2015/16 BEET PROCESSING CAMPAIGN HAS STARTED IN SOME EU COUNTRIES

 

Other campaign starts as expected during the next two weeks. Across the Nordzucker Group, the Campaign begins: average yields and shorter processing times are expected.

 

10 Sep
2,000 SWISS SUGAR BEET GROWERS DEMONSTRATED TO SAVE THE SUGAR INDUSTRY

 

«Rettet den Schweizer Zucker» – dies forderten gegen 2000 Rübenpflanzer auf einem Feld bei Kirchberg (BE). Sie glauben, dass durch ungünstige Marktverhältnisse der Zuckeranbau in der Schweiz gefährdet ist.

 

 

The 300,00 sugar beet growers represented by CIBE produce on average just under 20 million tonnes of white sugar per year from around 2 million hectares, intended mainly for the 600 million  inhabitants of the CIBE member countries. 

 

Mission

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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