Starch Europe Publishes Decarbonisation Roadmap

Starch Europe announced yesterday the adoption and publication of a sector-wide decarbonisation Roadmap 2019-2030.

The European starch sector has announced a commitment to lowering Greenhouse Gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 25% per tonne of starch produced, between 2019 and 2030.

This follows the publication earlier this year of the results of their most recent sector-wide LCA Study, which showed a 19% reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of starch, between 2009 and 2019.

Regular monitoring, a mid-way state-of-play progress report, and a full and independently conducted LCA study in 2031, were also part of the commitments to ensure that targets were met.

As part of the Roadmap, Starch Europe have also outlined a number of proposed means to achieve their targets, as well as a series of political and financial measures needed to achieve this ambitious reduction goal.

Click below to read the Starch Europe Decarbonisation Roadmap:

Starch Europe - Decarbonisation Vision 2022 Final LoRes

October 12, 2022

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