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12 May 2020

Suiker Unie refining thick juice

Suiker Unie started its annual campaign to refine thick juice into granulated sugar this week. Despite the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus guidance, the sugar factories in Dinteloord and Vierverlaten...
07 May 2020

Multiyear practical study of strip cropping: Nature Field

Cosun, CZAV and farmer Eugène van den Eijnden have started a unique experiment with the support of their partners in the supply chain to determine whether profitable farming can go hand in hand...
25 March 2020

Coronavirus: health and safety first

Cosun and Suiker Unie have set up a crisis team to deal with the effects of the corona crisis and keep their primary processes running. The overriding goal is to provide maximum protection to our staff,...
18 March 2020

Cosun Solar Park Puttershoek: 20 megawatts of sustainable energy

The contracts have been signed. Cosun Solar Park Puttershoek will be built this year. Following a call for tenders, the initiator and client, Suiker Unie, selected KiesZon to build the gigantic solar park....
12 February 2020

Suiker Unie Roosendaal: Excellence Award for Consistent TPM

Suiker Unie’s sugar specialities factory in Roosendaal has won the Excellence Award for Consistent TPM. After coming through the final audit by two Japanese auditors, the facility received the good...
22 January 2020

Beet sugar more sustainable than cane sugar

The production of Dutch beet sugar produces considerably less CO2 and fine particles than the production of cane sugar. Beet sugar also requires far less land and consumes significantly less water. These...
13 January 2020

Sustainable Industry Challenge 2020: Suiker Unie selects Bioextrax as winner with the best innovation

Suiker Unie has selected Bioextrax as the winner of its challenge in the green chemical theme of the Sustainable Industry Challenge 2020. This global competition was held by Economic Board Groningen to...
27 November 2019

Beet growers were awarded the highest SAI sustainability level: FSA Gold

All Suiker Unie’s sugar beet growers have been awarded FSA Gold level. The Sustainable Agricultural Initiative platform supports sustainable farming initiatives and assesses the sustainability of...
05 November 2019

Major international challenge for green solutions in the chemical and energy sectors

In collaboration with its partners in the north of the Netherlands, Economic Board Groningen is organising an international pitch event for innovative scale-ups in the green chemical, recycling and green...
11 October 2019

Suiker Unie to produce protein from plant leaves

Suiker Unie officially took its Green Protein Demo Plant into operation on 10 October and started producing protein from sugar beet foliage. The production process is a unique, pioneering method that Suiker...
11 October 2019

Suiker Unie wins 2019 FNLI award

Suiker Unie won the 2019 FNLI award on 10 October. The Dutch Food Industry Federation (FNLI) introduced the award this year for people or teams that go to extraordinary lengths to raise innovative initiatives...
06 September 2019

Early but staggered start to the beet campaign

The sugar beet campaign will have a staggered start this year. The sugar factories will start production on 6 September in Dinteloord and on 10 September in Anklam and Groningen. Logistically, a staggered...