Sugar beets are today recognized as a very attractive crop for making the transition to a biobased economy. Current R&D projects show that sugar beets are an economically feasible biobased material. DSD with support of its partners, such as ACRRES, developed a new concept: Direct Processing of sugar beets with Betaprocess. This development is financially supported by subsidies (DEI and TKI BBEGR) from RVO (Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs).

This seminar is organised to present to you the potential of Direct Processing with Betaprocess. Additionally, we will show the potential use for sugars from sugar beet as a building block in industry. Furthermore, we aim to show that the use of sugar beet will be important for achieving the climate goals, due to its positive effects (CO2 / Greenhouse Gas Reduction / ILUC) and as a renewable replacement for fossil products.