The time of the year when there is no production on the sugar industry production site it may be possible to utilize the site for other types of production. One interesting possibility to look more into is the production of biofuels or biobased chemicals such as lactic acid, levulinic acid, bioethanol and succinic acid from sugar beet pulp and/or molasses.
Another two interesting possibilities that can be interesting to look further into is the production of biogas from sugar beet pulp and/or beet leaves. Extraction of proteins from the beet leaves is a very interesting identified opportunity for an IBLC that needs to be further investigated.
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