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CO2 Value Europe has recently welcomed Cristal Union as a member of its dynamic and rapidly growing community active in developing Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technology across Europe.

With its 13 sites, Cristal Union is a French leading company in the agricultural industry and is one of the leading sugar manufacturers in Europe.

The company is making significant strides towards defossilisation. Between 2010 and 2020, Cristal Union reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15% per tonne of sugar beet and its energy consumption by 8% per tonne of sugar beet across all of its sugar factories. The aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2030, resulting in a saving of 265,000 tonnes of CO₂.

To achieve this goal, Cristal Union is also investing in carbon capture technologies, promoting the principles of a circular economy, and increasing biomass production.

Cristal Union’s roadmap to defossilisation consists of four main paths

🟢Continuing efforts to improve energy efficiency;
🟢Recovering residual energy from production processes;
🟢Reducing dependence on fossil fuels, especially natural gas;
🟢Committing to the production of renewable energy by maximising the recovery of by-products and production residues.

Additionally, the company is developing an action plan aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

For more info, please visit Cristal Union’s website.