KEY PILLAR OF THE SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM
As biorefineries, starch plants serve several outlets and the entire crop is valorised, making the EU starch industry is a key pillar of the sustainable food system.
IMPROVING CARBON FOOTPRINT
For decades, EU starch plants have been seeking to improve their own energy efficiency, through for example investments in Combined Heat and Power, heat-pumps and renewal alternative sources of energy, to significantly reduce our carbon footprint
PREVENTING FOOD WASTE
Starch-based ingredients often act as preservatives, improving food safety and extending the shelf life of food and drink products and helping to prevent food waste, thus helping to bring further sustainability through the value-chain.