We develop bio-based materials and alternatives to fossil-based products in industrial applications from renewable resources, offering functional properties and CO2 emission reductions.
PIONEER OF THE BIOECONOMY
The EU starch industry is a pioneer of the bioeconomy, producing renewable plant-based ingredients for food, feed, fuel and industrial applications.
For the last 30 years, the EU starch industry has been producing bio-based products that are used as raw materials, generally replacing fossil-fuel-based ingredients, in the fermentation, chemical, cosmetics, textile, paper, plastics and detergent industries.
40% of our starch production goes to industrial uses
INVESTING IN THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL
The bioeconomy is already worth more than €2 trillion annually and employs over 18 million Europeans
Given the right conditions and a stable investment and policy environment, the bioeconomy can help reduce reliance on resources of fossil origin, boost competitiveness and job creation, and contribute to policy goals and initiatives, including in the fields of climate and sustainability
The EU starch industry firmly believes that investment in, and the development of, the European circular bioeconomy is essential to achieve climate neutrality and deliver on the objectives of the European Green Deal.
UNIQUE SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
Evolving continuously to meet changing consumer demands, the European starch industry today delivers unique solutions that cater for expectations of more sustainable products.
On top of the more traditional industrial outlets like paper, cardboard and textiles, the EU starch industry today produces bio-based ingredients that are used as raw materials in the construction, chemical, cosmetics, fermentation, packaging, plastics and detergent industries.
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In late 2023, the European Commission is due to publish its proposal for a legislative framework on sustainable food systems (FSFS). This proposal, once adopted, will likely provide the framework for a multitude of specific actions to help promote a sustainable food system going forward for years to come. It is of paramount importance to get that right.
This paper aims to demonstrate the substantial contribution so far of the EU starch industry to a sustainable food system, as well as what core needs our sector has for that contribution to continue, and even increase.