RESIPE is a co-financed project by the European Commission through the Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006) for research, technological development and demonstration (RTD).

The range of energy crops that may be used in sugar production is extremely wide and diverse. The projectís aim is to contribute to the reform of the European sugar industry assigning them the role of supplier of low-cost heat and electricity via cogeneration and bioethanol for the transport sector as well as other valuable materials, using polygeneration technology.


A number of innovative polygeneration systems based on sugar beet, sweet sorghum or other energy crops are under development world widely. These systems are based on available technology, integrated into the sugar industry and are ready to be demonstrated in many European countries including UK and Italy, as well as in Latin America, Africa and Asia.


The project has been designed to collect, analyse and disseminate technical knowledge and experience from the implementation of polygeneration based on energy crops under the concept of bio-refineries in sugar industry with certain energy, environmental, societal and economic benefits. The targeted sector of the sugar industry will be that of Greece, Italy, Sweden and Poland. However, the project results will be disseminated widely to the EU sugar industry, since there is a list of sugar plants around Europe who have already expressed their interest in the project results and in participating in information dissemination activities. 


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March 16th, 2009

Technology Implementation Guide

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February 26th, 2009

Final RESIPE workshop in Brussels, Belgium.

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February 17th, 2009

2nd RESIPE Study Tour in the ethanol and alcohol plant of Cristanol and the sugar factory of Cristal Union in Bazancourt.

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13th January, 2009

Implementation of the study tour in a pilot plant producing 2nd generation bioethanol.

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October 2nd, 2008

3rd RESIPE workshop in Athens, Greece.

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17th June, 2008

2nd RESIPE workshop in Warsaw, Poland.

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7th February, 2008

1st RESIPE workshop in Verona, Italy.

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8th October, 2007

RESIPE kick-off meeting in Athens.

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