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The main costs of producing starch are first and foremost, the cost of the agricultural raw material, but secondly the cost of the energy consumed during extraction and processing. For economic, as well as environmental reasons, therefore, starch producers seek to ensure that starch production plants are as energy efficient as possible. It is for this reason that almost all EU starch plants now use high efficiency Combined Heat and Power Generation (CHP) systems, which offer energy savings ranging between 15-40% when compared to the supply of energy and heat from conventional power stations and boilers.

The EU starch industry was also one of the first agri-food sectors to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study for all its products, first in 2001 and more recently and using the most updated and robust methodologies, in August 2012. This not only reflects our mission to assure a reliable supply of safe starch-based ingredients but also responds to the increasing demand for this type of information from our customers and our joint desire to ensure that this information is being provided in a consistent manner.

As a major energy user, the EU starch industry closely follows all EU legislation which impacts the cost of the energy it uses, notably the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Emission Trading Scheme, and seeks to ensure that the Starch Industry’s position and views are understood and incorporated in an effort to ensure that EU starch is not left at a competitive disadvantage against the products with which it competes.

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Starch Europe Position on the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

Starch Europe Position on the EU Farm to Fork Strategy Starch Europe welcomes publication of the Farm to Fork strategy. EU starch producers, and other primary food processors, will be key enablers in the move towards a more sustainable food system. EU policies need to reflect the sector’s potential and challenges. With that policy support, [...]

2020-09-23T11:07:41+00:00September 23rd, 2020|

Starch Europe Welcomes the Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

Starch Europe Welcomes the Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy — PRESS STATEMENT — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2020 - Starch Europe today welcomed the much anticipated publication of the European Commission’s EU Farm to Fork Strategy. Starch Europe and its members strongly support the Commission’s climate neutrality ambition [...]

2020-05-20T13:31:51+00:00May 20th, 2020|

Starch Europe announces winners of 2018- 2019 Safety Awards

Starch Europe announces winners of 2018- 2019 Safety Awards — PRESS RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 November 2019 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM  - The Starch Europe Safety Programme is supported by European starch producers, who strive to continuously improve safety practices and to achieve a safer working environment for their employees. Starch Europe is happy to announce [...]

2019-11-15T11:30:30+00:00November 15th, 2019|

Starch Europe Charter on Safety

Starch Europe Charter on Safety 12 March 2019 Starch Europe is the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level. Its membership comprises 26 EU starch producing companies, together representing more than 95% of the EU starch industry and, in associate membership, 7 national starch industry [...]

2019-03-12T16:05:37+00:00March 12th, 2019|

Starch Europe announces winners of 2017-2018 Safety Awards

Starch Europe announces winners of 2017-2018 Safety Awards Press Release EU starch producers are proud to renew their firm commitment to continuously improve safety practices and to achieve a safer working environment, through their contribution to the 4th exercise of the Starch Europe Safety Programme. The Starch Europe Safety Programme, launched in 2014, recognises the [...]

2018-12-06T15:38:50+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Starch Europe announces winners of 2016-2017 Safety Awards

Press Release Starch Europe announces winners of 2016-2017 Safety Awards Improving safety practices and achieving a safer working environment is a priority for all EU starch producers. Starch Europe announced today the winners of this year’s safety awards. In 2014, Starch Europe launched the Starch Europe Safety Programme which recognizes the best performing EU starch [...]

2017-12-27T13:18:08+00:00October 26th, 2017|
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