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EU – Post 2017, sugar seen as a valuable feedstock for biochemical production [Registered]

According to research from the consultancy and research firm Deloitte, commissioned by the Biorenewables Business Platform, Rabobank and Dutch Sugar Union, sugar is identified as a valuable feedstock to support competitiveness of the industry via its use in the emerging bioeconomy. As process conversion technologies mature, sugar is seen as a lucrative commodity for biobased chemical building blocks and products sector. Following the abolition of sugar quotas in September 2017, the free market will probably encourage expansion of sugar output in northwestern Europe, suggests Deloitte. “The global market for fermentation products is approximately $ 127 billion, of which $ 110…

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