The AFTERBIOCHEM project wants to develop a chemical platform for transforming sidestreams from the sugar industry – mainly beet pulp and molasses as well as non-food biomass  – into bio-molecules and derivatives of industrial interest. This will increase the economic and environmental sustainability of the sugar beet industry at a time when it faces severe competitive pressures. Although the project will initially target sugar beet processing plants, the platform will be sufficiently flexible to be able to adapt to alternative feedstocks.

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Sugar Beet Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris cultivar Altissima
Roots / Tubers
Application area
Fine chemicals
Research stage
Relevant plant compounds
Sugars Cellulose fibres

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