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Suiker Unie, more than a sugar producing company

Suiker Unie develops, produces and markets sugar and sugar specialties. Her factories for the production of sugar in Dinteloord, Vierverlaten and Anklam (Northeast Germany) are among the most modern in the world. Suiker Unie forms part of Royal Cosun. This international group develops, produces and markets natural foodstuffs and food ingredients. Royal Cosun is a cooperative of approximately 10,000 sugar beet growers. The group has an annual turnover of approximately EUR 1.8 billion and has more than 4,000 employees. Suiker Unie’s mission is to be the best at maximising the value and sustainability of all components of the sugar beet for its customers, growers and staff. Being one of the largest suppliers of biomass, Suiker Unie is working on bioplastics produced from thick juice, fibres from beet pulp and protein from beet leaves.

Suiker Unie Green Energy

In 2011 Suiker Unie has built a biomass digester next to its production facility in Dinteloord. This digester processes more than 100,000 tonnes of vegetable residuals every year. Most will come from our own production processes but suitable residual flows, such as potato peelings and, chicory pulp will also be sourced from other businesses. A second, almost identical, digester is taken into operation in Vierverlaten this month. At full capacity, Suiker Unie’s two digesters will produce more than 20 million m³ of green gas per annum and feed it into the national transmission network.

Agro & Food Cluster Nieuw Prinsenland

Suiker Unie is developing a business park and horticulture centre: Agro & Food Cluster Nieuw Prinsenland. It is based on the principles of cooperation and the exchange of products and residual flows, residual energy and residual water. The initiative will produce sustainable benefits for the businesses concerned and the environment.

Programme

13:00        Walk in with drinks (no lunch)

13:30        Welcome at Suiker Unie – Erik van Hellemond, Project Leader Biobased Technology

13:45        Suiker Unie and the Biobased Economy – Frank van Noord, Director Research & Development

14.00        Agro & Food Cluster Nieuw Prinsenland – Paul Hagens, Manager Agro & Food Cluster Nieuw Prinsenland

14:30        Visit Sugar Factory Dinteloord

16:00        Bus Tour AFC Nieuw Prinsenland and Suiker Unie Green Energy

17:00        Drinks

18:30        End of Programme

Register now!

Register by sending an e-mail with your name, company and position within your company to YoungBBE@biobasedeconomy.nl. Also indicate if you are planning to come by public transport as we consider facilitating the travel between NS Roosendaal and Suiker Unie Dinteloord.

Register as soon as possible because there is only a limited number of places available. Registration closes on November 20. After this date, we will let you know if you can join this event.

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