Lunch Lecture: Sugare Technology and Cosun Beet Company

Dear students,

Have you always wondered where the granulated sugar and powdered sugar as we find them in the supermarket come from? How are these sugars produced from the sugar beet? Wait no longer and sign up for our Lunch Lecture with sugar technologist René van Slooten on the 12th of March.

René van Slooten is a Dutch sugar technologist, he has worked in this the field of sugar technology all over the world for the past 20 years. During his time abroad he has been able to experiences the differences in sugar production in different countries. In countries dependent on cane sugar, the process is entirely different compared to the EU. Mostly since their way of production is much less automated, also partly to create more employment. The production of sugar from cane is often more sustainable than production of sugar from beets. The sugar industry is a strong industry that will continue to grow in the future and will maintain an important sector in the food industry.

During his Lecture René will give some more details and information about the world of sugar, as well as some insights on the Cosun Beet Company. The Cosun Beet Company is one of the most efficient and leading agricultural cooperatives, producing food, food ingredients, animal feed, biobased ingredients and green energy. They work with suppliers and growers throughout Europe, Asia and North America and have more than 4,200 employees. The business groups Aviko, Cosun Beet Company, Duynie Group, and Sensus are subsidiaries of Cosun. For those interested it might even be possible to put together an excursion to the large sugar factory in Dinteloord.

The lunch lecture itself will start at 12:30 o’clock in B0432 in Forum. We will provide the first 35 subscribers with a free lunch, which of course includes some sugar. You can sign up via the following link:

Mind that you will have to pay a fine of €3.50 if you do not unsubscribe before the 11th of March. The lecture will start at 12:30 o’clock (walk-in from 12:15 o’clock) and it will end around 13:30 o’clock.

We hope to see many of you on the 12th of March!

With educative regards,
the Edutee


12 Mar 2024


12:15 - 13:45