The EU sugar industry: supporting labour markets, generating economic value in rural areas. Check out key figures on CEFS' latest infographic "The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance". See the infographic here.
BIC and fifteen organisations set out joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society
This Vision will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an economy that couples economic growth with societal well-being and respect for the environment. The Vision focuses on four key drivers: Foster food [...]
22 European organisations reiterate concern about the ECJ ruling on mutagenesis breeding & call upon Member States and the European Commission to initiate a legislative change that provides innovation-friendly rules. Download the .pdf here.
Sugar factories are bio-refineries that convert sugar beets into a range of processed agricultural and industrial products: sugar and other sweeteners produced using sugar, bioethanol, animal feed, biochemicals, and bioplastics, to name but a few. The EU sugar sector processes all available material, meaning almost no waste. In addition, energy consumption [...]
Molasses is a thick, sweet syrup obtained during the transformation of beet or cane into sugar. It constitutes the remaining syrup from the crystallisation stage of the sugar production process, making it an inevitable final material arising from sugar production. In the case of the EU beet sugar sector, the processing of beet into sugar [...]
On 4 November 2016 CEFS and EFFAT agreed to a joint statement on the revision of the Emissions Trading System for the fourth trading period (2021-2030). CEFS and EFFAT urge the European Parliament's ENVI Committee to support the in/out approach of the European Commission over the alternative "tiered" approach. The joint statement can be read [...]