New ways of using sugar beet pulp

Valuable products from an underestimated side-stream


The objective of the PULP2VALUE project is to refine sugar beet pulp, which is currently only used as low-value feed and/or green gas, and to extract valuable products from this side-stream for detergents, personal care, oil and gas, paints and coatings as well as composites. After four years of intensive research, our team has now achieved its first commercial successes, which we would like to present to you. Even if the workshop is split into two thematically different sessions, you can participate in both or only one of the sessions. Both workshop sessions are free of charge!

Session 1: Conversion of sugar beet pulp components into value added products for home & personal care and performance materials.

In this session we will present our latest developments in the conversion of sugar beet pulp components into value added products for home & personal care and performance materials. We will show the latest results in pectin-based sulphur-free anionic surfactants, an innovative, green and sustainable processes for the production of galactaric acid and a unique bio-based chelating agent and building block. An important part of the session will be to learn from the audience what they expect and require from bio-based surfactants and other functional chemicals.

Session 2:  When waste becomes design: How to make more money from a side-streams of sugar beet pulp


This session will present a strategy to create more value for side-streams from the agro- and food-industry by leveraging on their rational (functionality), emotional (colour, texture, odour, etc.) and intuitive (perception of the original feedstock) values. Various examples are presented to illustrate this approach, in particular from the BBI JU project Pulp2Value. Attention will also be given to the integration of this approach in biorefinery concepts. A significant part of the session will be to discuss the Pulp2Value approach from different perspectives with the participants.
At the end of each workshop, we will welcome you to snacks and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere and look forward to fruitful discussions. 
The workshop is a satellite event of the Plant-Based Summit
This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 669105.