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5 02, 2019

CEFS position on the bioeconomy

By |2019-02-05T08:02:16+00:00February 5th, 2019|

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 [...]

14 11, 2017

CEFS-CIBE Factsheet on Molasses

By |2018-02-28T10:43:58+00:00November 14th, 2017|

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 [...]

7 11, 2016

CEFS and EFFAT publish joint statement on ETS

By |2018-02-27T11:20:33+00:00November 7th, 2016|

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 [...]

13 10, 2016

CEFS welcomes the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee vote on ETS

By |2018-02-27T09:38:17+00:00October 13th, 2016|

CEFS welcomes the results of today’s vote on the report of rapporteur Federley as the opinion for the revision of the EU ETS Directive.[1] The vote was supported by a significant majority of 45 MEPs which shows full support for the proposal. In particular, CEFS fully supports  the ITRE Committee’s adoption of  the Commission’s in/out approach [...]

22 04, 2016

Brochure on the environmental impacts of EU beet sugar

By |2018-02-28T13:19:08+00:00April 22nd, 2016|

In 2014 CEFS carried out a study to assess the environmental footprint of beet sugar sourced in the European Union. This study helped identify the environmental hotspots of EU beet sugar production from field to factory. The conclusions are particularly relevant in view of the future application of the Environmental Footprint Methodology as developed by [...]

22 04, 2016

CEFS position paper on the EU Emissions Trading System for the period 2021-2030

By |2018-02-22T17:29:14+00:00April 22nd, 2016|

In July 2015, the European Commission presented a legislative proposal on "cost-effective emission reduction and low-carbon investments" (COM (2015) 0337) to reduce by 43% the amount of EU greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030 for the sectors under EU ETS (reference year: 2005) for the 4th period (2021-2030). In view of the EU ETS revision, [...]

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