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EU sugar beet sector on track to carbon neutrality

The European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS) is pushing for decarbonized supply chains without overburdening fossil-free electricity. The trade body has released a document – Climate Neutrality Toolbox – examining how to decarbonize Europe’s beet sugar production by 2050 in the face of climate change, droughts and pest infections.

CEFS members have set an ambitious commitment to slash carbon by 2030. Actualizing these commitments will lead to a reduction of at least 30% by this date, highlights the association. 

“Given that the industry has already cut emissions by 59% between 1990 and 2021, this sets the industry well on the way to climate neutrality,” states the organization.