The website includes a joint statement from the coalition, arguing to not consider molasses a waste product due to its high value food and feed uses. For animal nutrition purposes, molasses is a highly valued energy-rich taste enhancer with pellet-binding qualities that increase the palatability and the homogeneity of feed, reducing the dusty nature of feed.
The proposal of the European Commission for a revised Renewable Energy Directive was published in November 2016, which includes molasses as a raw material for biofuel purposes that deserves stimulation. The European Parliament will vote on the dossier at committee level in October 2017, while the plenary vote is expected around January 2018.
FEFAC and BFA are pleased to confirm the new dates of our XXIX FEFAC Congress which will be held on September 24-25, 2020 in Antwerp in the Queen Elisabeth Hall. We will shortly provide you with updated information regarding the draft programme and registration process.