France – Cristal Union to forego beet pulp drying to conserve energy during the 2022/23 campaign [Full subscriber]
High gas prices and access to its supply has prompted Cristal Union, one of the top French sugar producer, to forego beet pulp drying during the 2022/23 campaign, according to Pascal Hamon, Industrial Director.
DTI and Cellucomp introduce packaging material produced from sugar beet pulp [Full subscriber]
The Danish Technological Institute, partnering with Scottish CelluComp, have developed Curran, a fibre-based material for packaging made of micro-fibrillated cellulose from sugar beet pulp and an ultra-thin biodegradable coating.
Afyren secures beet pulp supplies from Südzucker to produce biobased organic acids [Full subscriber]
The French biotech start-up Afyren has reached a long-term agreement for the supply of sugar beet pulp with the sugar giant Südzucker that will be used as feedstock for its Afyren Neoxy zero-waste, low-carbon biorefinery, which will begin producing seven 100% bio-based organic acids at an industrial scale in early 2022.
Netherlands – Crown van Gelder and Royal Cosun partner unveils paper made with beet pulp fibres [Full subscriber]
The Netherlands-based papermaker Crown van Gelder will start selling packaging material comprising sugar beet pulp fibres this year.
Polish start-up converts beet pulp into biodegradable packaging containers [Full subscriber]
The start-up Waste Lab, Poland has been successful in converting beet pulp into tableware, packaging, and other products.
Production of high-value chemicals from sugar beet pulp moves to demonstration scale [Full subscriber]
Europe produces about 13 million tonnes of pulp annually following sugar beet processing. Currently, beet pulp is mainly used for the production of feedstuffs with low nutritional value and or biogas. Opportunity for producing significantly high-value co-products from the pulp was given traction by European Commission’s investment in the bioeconomy.
Nano platelets from beet pulp fibres makes concrete stronger [Registered]
Researchers at Lancaster University are working with the start-up Cellucomp to elicit how its technology of adding ‘nano platelets’ extracted from the fibres of root vegetables in concrete mixtures increases its strength.
Sugar beet pulp feed boosts growth and gut health of weaned pigs [Registered]
The researchers found that substituting up 65 g pulp (acid detergent fibre (ADF))/kg in the diet maintained growth performance that was similar to those pigs given wheat grain