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Cosun Beet Company will receive a €3 million grant from the province of Groningen to build a new sustainable biorefinery in Delfzijl in The Northern Netherlands. The total investment in the factory will amount to €50 million.
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This innovative factory will convert beet pulp from the sugar factory in Vierverlaten into new plant-based products. These products can be used as environmentally friendly replacements for microplastics in paint, detergents, toothpaste, shampoo and make-up. The factory will be fully electrified and will create more than 40 new jobs. The subsidy is granted under the Investing in Future-Proof Industry scheme.

This scheme is intended for industrial companies in Groningen that want to invest in, among other things, green raw materials, green hydrogen and the circular economy. In 2021, an amount of 10 million euros has been made available from the Groningen National Programme. The subsidy can be applied for via the Northern Netherlands Cooperation Network (SNN).

Biobased products

Cosun Beet Company has a long tradition of growing sugar beet and producing sugar. All parts of the sugar beet are thereby processed into food, energy and biobased products, leaving no waste.

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