Processing Underutilised Low value sugar beet Pulp into VALUE added products

Sugar beet pulp accounts for approx. 13 million tonnes in Europe and is a major residual stream from the sugar beet industry, which is currently valorised as low value feed and/or green gas.

The objective of PULP2VALUE is to isolate more valuable products from this side stream. The PULP2VALUE approach intends to demonstrated an integrated and cost-effective cascading biorefinery system to refine sugar beet pulp and isolate high value products for detergents, personal care, oil & gas, paints & coatings and composites.

The PULP2VALUE project will spur rural development in sugar beet growing areas by connecting them in new cross-sectorial value chains with various industries, including the chemical and food industry.

PULP2VALUE relates to the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) annual work plan topic BBI VC3.D4 2014: “Functional additives from residues from the agro-food industry”.