Decision-makers of leading sugar & ethanol companies will be convening in Bangkok for the 8th Sugar & Ethanol Feedstocks conference on 26-27 September 2011.  Refer to the pie-chart below, for profile of industry players already signed up for the Bangkok meet.

Attendees by Industry Segment

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011

 

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Dr. Jai-In has served as Member of the National Ethanol Committee (2000-2005), National Biofuel Development and Promotion Committee (2005-September 2006), Natural Gas Committee (Jan. 2005-Sept. 2006), Energy Standing Committee of the House of Parliament (2001-2006, 2008-present) and many other committees and working groups relating to the development issues of bioenergy programs. During 2005-2007 he also served as Executive Board Member of the National Metal and Materials Technology Center. His current roles involve both the legislative body (Energy Standing Committee) and the policy making mechanism through the National Oil Palm Policy Board and Advisory Board on Energy and Environment to the Deputy Prime-minister (Dr.Trairong Suwannakhiri).

Dr.Jai-In holds a B.Sc.Engineering (Hons) degree from Bristol University, M.Sc., Ph.D. degrees from Manchester University. He has also completed advanced courses from the Naval Command and Staff College and the Naval War College of the Royal Thai Naval Advanced Study Institute. He is a receipient of the Honour Prize of 2007 by the Royal Thai Navy for his service in Science, Technology and Environment and The Outstanding Alternative Energy Science Leadership Award 2009 by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
09:00  Chairman’s Introduction
12:00  Thailand’s Ethanol Future

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Guilherme Nastari is currently the Director of the New Projects Department, DATAGRO, since 2006. He is also the Director of the Brazilian Sugar and Ethanol Exporters Association (AEXA), since 2009. Since 2006, he has been engaged in several Sugar and Ethanol Market Advisory Projects at DATAGRO.

DATAGRO is the largest ethanol and sugar consultancy in Brazil and one of the largestin the world.

As an ethanol and sugar consultancy, DATAGRO has assisted the Brazilian and other sovereign country governments in initiates related to energy planning (on ethanol, gasoline and biofuels), ethanol and sugar deregulation, trade negotiations and disputes. DATAGRO is also assisting the development of ethanol and biofuels strategies in various parts of the world.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
10:20  Forecast for the Harvest: Brazils Sugar and Ethanol Equation

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Satish Kansal is a Chemical Engineer from Delhi College of Engg. He is an  alumni of IIM (Ahmadabad) and Darden School of Business  (UVA,US).

Mr Kansal has 40 years experience with Mawana Sugars Ltd, one of top 5 Sugar companies of India, in various capacities. He is associated with Sugar business for past 15 years. He is a regular invitee to Executive Committee of Indian Sugar Mills Association and Indian Sugar Export Corporation, Indian Sugar Industry’s trading company. Mr Kansal is also on the product committee (Sugar) of NCDEX and ACE Commodity exchanges in India.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
11:00  India – Rebounding of Sugar Production – Moving Back into Export Market

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 SpeakerKhun. Issara Twiltermsup is presently the Executive  Director of Khonburi Sugar . He is also holding positions as Managing Director of NY Rubber and NY Plantation and NY Development Co., Ltd. He received his degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University, USA and als has a law degree from Thammasat University, Thailand.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
11:30  Thailand – Sugar Markets, Production & Export Outlook

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

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Archie Amarra is currently the Executive Director of the Philippine Sugar Millers Association, Inc.  He is also a member of the Board of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), member of the Board of Trustees of the Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc. (SIFI), member of the Sugar Development Council of Philippine Sugar Research Foundation (Philsurin) and Coordinator of the Sugar Master Plan Foundation.

He was the Team Leader in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Sugar Industry.  After months of research and consultations with the various players in the industry and government, the Plan was eventually published on June 2000.

With the key role that he is playing in the Philippine sugar industry, Mr. Amarra is in the forefront of the initiative to promote the development of the industry in the Philippines.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
14:35  Philippines – Sugar & Ethanol Markets Outlook
Day 2 – Friday, 27 September
09:00  Chairman’s Introduction

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Didiek Goenadi graduated from Bogor Agriculture University in 1981 and after that he joined the Indonesia Biotechnology Research institute for Estate Crops. After three years of working at the institute, he pursued graduate studies at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. He got MS and PhD degrees in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

During 2000-2003 he was Advisor to the Research & Technology Minister for Economic and Technological Affairs.  In 2002-2007 he served as Executive Director of the Indonesian  Research Institute for Estate Crops – Ministry of Agriculture.  Since December 2007 he has been appointed as National Committee on Investment  for Agribusiness Affairs – Investment Coordinating Board. Starting from January 2011 he also serves as Commissioner of PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (a state-owned plantation holding company) and from March 2011 as Advisory Team Leader for PT Pusri Holding (a state-owned fertilizer holding Company).

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
15:05  Indonesia – Sugar Supply /Demand Outlook

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks Speaker

Nguyen Thanh Long is currently the Chairman/ General Director of Can Tho Sugar Joinstock company. He is also the Chairman of Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
16:10  Vietnam – Sugar Development Program and Efforts to Increase Sugar Production

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Oliver Hatfield heads up the Fertilizer research team at Integer Research in London.

He is also one of the founders of the company. Integer Research provides a range of information, reports, and consultancy services to the fertilizer, emissions and climate change, steel, aluminum, and wire and cable industries. Oliver has 10 years of experience in business analysis and consulting.

He has traveled extensively visiting fertilizer companies in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with management in a number of fertilizer companies, covering company strategy, market analysis and technical studies. Oliver is a graduate of economics and development economics from Manchester University in the UK.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
17:00  Fertilizer Market Developments and Prospects

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Martin Todd is Managing Director of LMC International, an economic consultancy specialising in agricultural commodities. At LMC, he also is responsible for the company’s extensive work in the sugar, starch and ethanol sectors. As well as directing projects for clients in the private and public sector, he oversees studies on benchmarking of agricultural raw material prices, production costs, technical performance and profitability.

Before joining LMC in 1990, he worked for four years for an international trade house, where he managed the company’s commodities research department. Mr Todd has two degrees in Economics from the University of Sussex in the UK.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
09:50  Global Sugar Outlook – Can Sugar Production be Expected to Rise Further
Day 2 – Friday, 27 September
09:10  High Sugar Prices – Who Can Take Advantage?

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Shunaid Qureshi graduated from Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan, in First Position with Three Gold Medals in BE/Engineering.  He is Managing Director of  Al-Abbas Sugar Mills & Distilleries Limited.

He is  a renowned industrialist, businessman and a former Chairman of the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association . He has been in the Sugar Industry for more than two decades and led the Pakistan Sugar Association in the capacity of Chairman for a period of 06 years.”

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 2 – Friday, 27 September
10:40  Sugar Production Shortage in Pakistan

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Dr. Belum V.S. Reddy received this Master of Science from the  Indian Agricultural Research Institute,   New Delhi, India and his Phd in College of Biological Sciences,   Univ. of Minnesota, USA.

He has worked in Brazil as breeder for Sorghum and currently is engaged with ICRISAT in their Sorghum Improvement program . He has collaborated with several organisations on exploring   sweet sorghum as an alternative energy crop and the value chain model for bio-ethanol production from sweet sorghum.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 2 – Friday, 27 September
12:10  Ethanol Feedstock Options and Economics

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

Vu Thanh Ha has been working in the petrochemical area for over 30 years and nearly 15 years working in Vietnam national oil and gas Group

He helped to build the regulation code for ethanol in Vietnam. Now he is CEO of Global Petroleum Green Energy (ENERGREEN) which produce ethanol of 100.000 m3/year. ENERGREEN will contribute to developing Bio – Fuels in Vietnam.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 2 – Friday, 27 September
12:40  Ethanol Feedstock Options and Economics
ii) Cassava

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

“Bioplastics is a global trend. Thailand has more potential thanks to agricultural raw materials like sugar and cassava.

We are the second-largest sugar exporter and the largest tapioca exporter in the world So, the production of bioplastics will not affect sugar and tapioca production for food. That’s why we dare to set a target to become the global leader in this industry,” he said.

(Source: The Nation, 19 July 2011)

In view of the above plan, CMT is proud to announce that Dr. Pipat Weerathaworn, Expert, Green Chemicals from PTT Chemical Public Company Limited will  be at 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks  to share his perspectives on sugarcane to bio-based chemicals in his session entitled ‘Value Addition for Thailand’s Sugar Economy’.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks, held in Bangkok on 26-27 September, will be an event of strategic importance to the sugar industry where the who’s who in the sector will meet, network and alter the course of the sugar industry inthe months ahead.

It’s also an ideal avenue to raise company’s profile, confer with the leading players in the industry and keep up to speed with key industry developments around the world!

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8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Dr Hassan Kamel is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Egyptian Sugar & Integrated Industries Co. (ESIIC). His career with the company started since 1972 where he started as a mechanical engineer and worked his way up.

He is Member of Board of Delta Sugar Company, Nobaria for Sugar and Refining Co and the Institute of Sugar Technology Research in Egypt.

He has been instrumental in implementing sugar expansion lines for these sugar companies and also executed the building five sugar factories in Islamic republic of Iran from the beginning of discussion and pursuit manufacturing till running and delivery of the project successfully.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
11:10  The New Egypt – Sugar Markets Outlook

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Speaker

Dr. Prasert Tapaneeyangkul is the Secretary-General of the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board, Ministry of Industry. He currently oversees all administration of cane and sugar affairs.

Formally he was Inspector-General and responsible for 12 provinces mainly in the central part of Thailand and formerly 13 provinces mainly in the Eastern Seaboard in inspecting all aspects of industrial affairs including industrial environment, renewable energy, science and technology.

He is a Graduate of the Faculty of Engineering Chulalongkorn University and received his Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering with Distinction) from the I.N.S.A..Toulouse, France. And in addition he is also a graduate of the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University. He has extensive consulting experiences in private and public enterprises and organizations.

Currently he involves in major projects in developing the ICT infrastructure of the Ministry.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 Bangkok Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 26 September
09:05  Opening KeyNote Address

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

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Nick Goodall was appointed Executive Director of Bonsucro (formerly known as the Better Sugarcane Initiative) in Summer 2011. Bonsucro® promotes the world’s only metric standard for sustainable sugar cane.

Previously the Chief Executive of the UK’s Renewable Fuels Agency, responsible for the administration of the renewable transport fuels obligation, he is also an Ambassador for PANGEA, Partners for Euro-African Green Energy . Nick has previously led  a number of organisation in sustainable energy organisations in the UK.

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks 2011 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Bangkok from September 26 to 27, 2011, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

Amid the rising demand of sugar at the local market, but slowing production of the local sugarcane processing plants that has led to the growing import, the Indonesian government has targeted to achieve a self-sufficiency of sugar by the year 2014.

“We can still achieve the sugar self-sufficiency by the year 2014. We need in total investments of about Rp 25 trillion to develop an additional 350,000 hectares of sugarcane plantations and more sugarcane processing plants to produce around 2.5 million tons of sugar,” said Agriculture Minister Suswono in Jakarta recently.

(Source: AgroAsia, July 2011)

More on Indonesia, and in particular on an insider’s perspective on sugar distribution and trade channels in Indonesia and the movement towards sugar self sufficiency will be revealed via a country-focused session ‘Indonesia – Sugar Supply /Demand Outlook’ by Didiek Goenadi, Commissioner of PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia.

Besides above topic, other vital updates from major producing countries and their influence on markets and prices are also expected at 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks, to take place on 26-27 Sep, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand!

Click here to download the agenda or email hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg to participate or submit any enquiry.

Ethanol consumption is expected to rise by 46% this year to 2 million litres per day, driven by new eco-car sales, according to the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency.

Director-general Krairit Nilkuha said the increase in ethanol use could reduce petrol consumption by 10% or about 20-21 million litres per day.

“Many car assemblers in Thailand will start production of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) with smaller engines within this year and this will offer good potential for renewable energy development,” said Mr Krairit.

Thailand to date has produced 700,000 units of E20-fuelled cars and 4,373 FFVs. Honda and General Motors plan to produce FFVs this year with Toyota next year.

The use of E20, a blend of 20% ethanol and 80% petrol, has doubled to 600,000 litres per day this month from December last year, while E85 gasohol, a blend of 85% crop-derived ethanol and 15% petrol, has risen to 17,500 litres a day from 11,000 in the same period.

(Source: Bangkok Post, 9 Jun 2011)

Analyze the sugar-ethanol equation with insights from host country at 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks (26-27 Sep) in Bangkok. Explore sugar trends, market fundamentals and lenders appetite in supporting growth of sugar sector, all under one roof.

Featured presentation topics include:

  • Thailand’s Ethanol Future
    Presented by :
    Captain Dr. Samai Jai-In.
    Alternative Energy Cluster, Thailand
  • Value Addition for Thailand’s Sugar Economy
    Presented by :
    Dr Pipat Weerathaworn, Expert Green Chemicals
    PTT Chemical Public company Limited
  • Thailand – Sugar Markets, Production & Export Outlook
    Presented by :
    Issara Tawintermsup, Assistant Managing Director
    Khonburi Sugar Public Co

To get your Sugar Fundamentals straight be sure to at 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks meet!

 

Brazil’s sugar and ethanol industry needs $80 billion of new investment in the next 10 years to meet global demand, according to industry association Unica.

About 250 new plants are needed to process the country’s sugar cane, and “only” five are starting this year, Geraldine Kutas, a senior adviser at Unica, said in an interview at a conference in Brussels. New investment has been limited because of reduced profits in biofuels, she said.

“We will have a deficit of 400 million tons of sugar cane by 2020 if the current pace of investment remains unchanged,” Kutas said. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugar.

(Source: Bloomberg, 22 Jun 2011)

Brazil, the world’s largest sugar producer will have a significant impact on global sugar trends. In fact, Brazil’s main producing region will have declining cane output for the first time in 10 years, industry researcher Datagro Ltd said. Cane output is expected to drop 4 percent to 536 million metric tons from a year ago, it estimated.

In addition to a reduced output, Brazilian cane production is also allocated to manufacture ethanol biofuel, depending on relative demand and prices.

At 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks in Bangkok (26-27 Sept 2011), we look at developments within Brazil, one of the key drivers of global sugar supply and deficit for 2010/2011, and how global ethanol demand will affect Brazilian sugar production for the upcoming year.

We have invited Datagro Consulting, to share perspectives on the topic Forecast for the harvest: Brazil’s sugar and ethanol equation. Guilherme Nastari, Director of Operations, will discuss the development of Brazil’s sugarcane crop.

For more on the Industry’s most influential players, Datagro Consulting, and dynamics of the Sugar-Ethanol equation, visit the official website for 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks !

Thailand expects to export a record 7 million tonnes of sugar in 2011 though demand from traditional buyers in the Middle East and new Russian and EU markets could help ease pressure from the global surplus.

The 2010/11 crushing season had almost ended and a total 9.62 million tonnes of sugar was likely to be produced, the highest ever, Prasert Tapaneeyangkul, secretary-general of the Office of Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB), told Reuters.

(Source: The globe and mail, 27 May 2011)

Thailand expects record year for sugar exports but…

How much can Thailand’s record high sugar production supply external market and for how long?

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks, will convene in Bangkok on September 26-27, 2011 to address above issue while exploring the theme “Surge in Sugar production and impact on pricing, trade & ethanol projects – is the global market headed for another surplus?”

Some of the key current issues to be covered at the conference:

  • Investments in sugarcane plantations in ASEAN
  • Uncertainties in the Mideast
  • Outlook for Brazilian crop & forecast for next harvest
  • Will India authorise new exports?
  • EU – easing restrictions to ease shortage
  • Ethanol feedstock options – cassava, sweet sorghum, rice straw

Click here for updated information on program agenda or to reserve a place now!

As plans for the 7th World SugarTrade conference in Singapore pick up steam, Sugar prices touched new peaks in June on signs that a production deficit could extend into its second year.

The conference, which convenes in Singapore on September 29-30, 2009 will explore Sugar trends, market fundamentals and lenders appetite for supporting growth of sugar sector.

Bloomberg reported that Raw-sugar futures for October delivery rose to 17 cents a pound on the ICE Futures in New York in June 2009, the highest for a most-active contract since July 2006!

This comes amidst the announcement from the Australian government on their revised  sugar output, which has been lowered 3.1 percent. There are also concerns that the lull in the 2009 Indian monsoon could influence upcoming production.

Even with the global economic slowdown, Sugar futures gained this year over a drop in output, and India’s transition into a net importer for the first time in three years. The country is the world’s largest consumer of sugar and biggest producer after Brazil. With the weaker dollar, the appeal for trading commodities will continue to strengthen sugar’s position.

With analysts predicting that, the global sugar production deficit will make an impact in the fourth quarter, the 7th World SugarTrade conference convenes at the RIGHT TIME for the sugar industry to get on-the-minute updates on September 29-30, 2009.

Investors are increasing their stake in sugar, and hedge fund money already coming into sugar futures. The resultant upward momentum could spin off more growth for the sector!

The world’s leading financiers, traders, sugar producers, millers, refiners, key officials of government trading corporations and shipping executives are already confirming their participation at this global conference on September 29-30, 2009 to meet, network and alter the course of the sugar industry in the months ahead.

Those who wish to participate in 7th World SugarTrade can >>CLICK HERE<< or email jaime@cmtsp.com.sg to Register.

The 7th Global SugarTrade summit will be held on 29-30 September 2009 in Singapore.

World’s leading financiers, traders, sugar producers, millers, refiners, key officials of government trading corporations and shipping executives will convene at this global conference dedicated to exploring the evolving dynamics of the global sugar markets.

CMT’s first Sugar Trade conference was held in Dubai 7 years ago. Since then we’ve brought the event across to Mexico City and Miami, for regional overview on current trends, local issues and the rising prominence of sugar-cane ethanol.

This year, the conference comes to Singapore, Asia-Pacific’s commodity trading hub. 7th Global SugarTrade aims to tackle the industry’s most pressing development, the current liquidity crunch.

According to the International Sugar Organisation, Sugar prices, which just reached three year highs, will probably get further support because the 2009/10 global sugar market will remain in deficit. With global sugar demand increasing annually, securing funding and increasing production are central to the industry’s sustained growth.

Some of the key current issues to be covered at 7th Global SugarTrade :

  • A World Class speakers’ panel made up of the industry’s leading experts
  • A multi-faceted look at the various opportunities and alternatives available to different industry players and stakeholders.
  • An in-depth analysis of worldwide trends in sugar production and supply.
  • Focus Sessions on banking, finance, insurance, shipping, logistics, and technology.
  • Plenty of opportunity to get answers for your questions from the world’s leading sugar industry players.
  • Networking – meeting informed colleagues from all around the world.

On that note, we encourage you to take advantage of lucrative opportunity to increase your organisation’s visibility to the industry’s key players and investors. Do drop an email to jaime@cmtsp.com.sg for details on possible media partnership arrangements and nisha@cmtsp.com.sg on event sponsorship packages at our 7th Global SugarTrade conference.

The bar has just been set higher for the sugar cane industry’s growth with upcoming projects in diversifying into Ethylene and Polyethylene production from Sugarcane Ethanol. This new development in the Sugar Cane industry will only bolster the already robust sugarcane and ethanol markets in the Americas and the world!

According to a recent report in Mexican Newspaper “REFORMA”, Dow Chemical & Crystalsev, Brazil’s largest ethanol players, will jointly build a Bio Plastics plant with a 350,000 tons annual production capacity. The plant is planned to become operational in 2011.

Florida-based Industrial Biotechnology Corp is also jumping on the Ethanol to Ethylene bandwagon. CEO Andy Badalato announced this in July 2008, and outlined his company’s plan to manufacture Bio Based polymers and plastics from ethylene and polyethylene derived from hydrous sugarcane based ethanol.

In fact, in the Americas, where the sugar cane ethanol economics is favorable, ethylene from sugarcane ethanol is very competitive and can easily replace ethylene from petroleum, and reduce the region’s dependence on expensive oil imports.

But I have even better news to share with you!

3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol Summit, dedicated to mapping all the latest developments in the region’s sugar marketplace also features a topic on Sugarcane Ethanol to Ethylene route.

Addressed by Nexant’s Ronald Cascone, 3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol Summit will examine the potential of this new revenue stream for Sugar Cane producers, and will provide valuable information that investors and project developers can consider for their own diversification strategies.

Sharing about why he’s speaking about this at 3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol, Ron said, “In places where sugar cane ethanol economics is favorable, sugarcane from ethylene is very competitive with ethylene from petroleum conversion. I’m very excited about this. It is an early example of a convergence of the biofuels and the biomaterials industry, which we hope is a model of future integration of biofuels, chemicals and power.

Make sure you join Ron Cascone, and 21 other key Sugar & Ethanol experts and decision makers who are sharing their perspectives into the Sugar & Ethanol industries in the Americas.

Join us in Miami on 16-17 October.

Visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/attend/register-for-sugar-ethanol-trade/  right now to confirm your participation at this event.

We look forward to meeting you at the Hilton Miami Downtown on 16-17 October 2008 for the 3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol Summit.

Derick HeavenSpeaker Profile
An Agricultural Graduate who was elected to the Jamaican Parliament in 1976 and appointed as the Junior Minister of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for Foreign Trade.  Later served as a Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Industry and Commerce.

In 1989 was appointed Consul General to New York and in 1991 became Jamaica’s first resident Ambassador to Japan with non-resident accreditation to the Peoples Republic of China and the Republic of Korea.

In 1994 was appointed Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the Court of St. James – the United Kingdom with accreditation to six other European Countries namely: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Spain and Portugal.  While in London also served as Chairman of the Board of Management of the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation for three years.

In 1999 appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sugar Company of Jamaica and in 2003 made Executive Chairman of the Sugar Industry Authority of Jamaica. 

Currently member of several Boards, including being Deputy Chairman of the Council of the University of Technology.

Was awarded the order of Distinction, Commander Class by the Government of Jamaica, for services to the Country in 1999.

Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade 2008 Miami Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 16 October
12:00  JAMAICA – REVIVAL OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY & THE GOVERNMENT’S ROLL-OUT PLANS TO EXPAND THE SECTOR 

3RD AMERICAS SUGAR & ETHANOL TRADE 2008 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Miami from October 16 to 17, 2008, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

Speaker Profile
Jayant Godbole
graduated from the University Department of Chemical Engineering, Mumbai and worked with Chemical Engineering Companies including Alfa Laval in India before joining Praj. He has extensive experience in international marketing and processes.  He adds the Commercial and Techno-economic perspective to the project.  He presently heads Business Development as the Regional Director for Americas – North and South America (including Central America and Caribbeans).  He operates out of Omaha, Nebraska. His knowledge of the territory is unmatched. He has been involved in almost all projects finalized in South America as well as most projects in USA in the past three years. Praj is presently executing a project based on sugar cane in Louisiana.

Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade 2008 Miami Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 16 October
15:30  INTEGRATED SUGARCANE TO ETHANOL PRODUCTION PLANT 

3RD AMERICAS SUGAR & ETHANOL TRADE 2008 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Miami from October 16 to 17, 2008, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

Speaker Profile
Barbara A. Fecso
is currently the Economist, Dairy and Sweeteners Analysis Staff, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture with main focus on administering the domestic sugar program. She provides guidance in the formulation and implementation of national sugar policies and procedures, as well as economic and budgetary impact analysis of programs relating to sugar and honey.  She also implements sugar-related disaster programs.

Dr. Fecso has over fourteen years of government service in USDA with an emphasis on program analysis, operations and budgetary analysis. She received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana in 1994.

Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade 2008 Miami Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 16 October
09:15  US 2007 FARM BILL; DOMESTIC SUGAR & FEEDSTOCK FLEXIBILITY PROGRAMS

3RD AMERICAS SUGAR & ETHANOL TRADE 2008 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Miami from October 16 to 17, 2008, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

Santiago ArcilaSpeaker Profile
Santiago Arcila
joined Verenium in March of 2008 as a Senior Director in charge of Latin America, with additional responsibilities supporting development in the Southeastern United States.

From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Arcila worked for several non-regulated subsidiaries of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company headquartered in New Jersey, and one of the ten largest electric companies in the U.S. Mr. Arcila either led or participated in Greenfield developments and M&A transactions for total value of more than $2.5 billion, mainly in Latin America, the US, Europe and India.   Mr. Arcila’s strong analytical and finance expertise allowed him to actively participate in the structuring of several non-recourse transactions in Latin American countries including Chile, Peru, and Brazil.  Prior to joining PSEG in 1998, he was a developer of power projects for InterGen and J. Makowski Associates in Latin America with successful Greenfield developments in Colombia and Mexico.  Prior to this, he was a design engineer of numerous road and sewage projects in his native Colombia.

Mr. Arcila earned his a BS in Civil Engineering from Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, and a M.B.A. from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at University of Houston.

Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade 2008 Miami Speaker
Day 2 – Friday, 17 October
11:15  SCALING UP CELLULOSIC ETHANOL – THE NEXT CHALLENGE

3RD AMERICAS SUGAR & ETHANOL TRADE 2008 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Miami from October 16 to 17, 2008, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

Speaker Profile
Chris Richards
qualified from Heriot-Watt University in 1981 with a BSc.  In  Brewing and Biological Sciences,  He started his career  at Traquair House Ales (a small brewery attached to the oldest inhabited house in Scotland – using equipment dating back to the 1700s). 

On leaving Chris spent 3 years in micro-brewing both running and setting up in-house breweries.  He transferred to Hall and Woodhouse a brewery in Dorset, and spent time in each production area including running a high speed packaging line during this time Chris studied for and passed the Institute of Brewing Master Brewer Diploma. He traveled overseas to Karachi to help set up and build a small brewery he also ran the potable spirits blending unit. 

On returning to the UK He joined William Grant & Sons in Girvan, the third largest grain whisky plant in Scotland. After 5 years of running the process area he left to join Alltech, working out of Brookings SD covering the growing Fuel Alcohol market.

Chris joined Ethanol Technology following their acquisition of the Alltech Alcohol division as a Technical Sales Representative and took over as NA Sales Manager in 2005 and in 2007 took the responsibility of Global Sales.  The sales team has expanded to its current number of 16 members worldwide and continues to grow.  Chris has taken on a significant number of speaking roles both in the USA and internationally to help educate the industry along with authoring some scientific articles and three chapters that will appear in the upcoming 5th edition of “The Alcohol Textbook”.

Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade 2008 Miami Speaker
Day 2 – Friday, 17 October
09:15  DEVELOPMENTS IN FERMENTATION SOLUTIONS FOR ETHANOL PLANTS TODAY

3RD AMERICAS SUGAR & ETHANOL TRADE 2008 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Miami from October 16 to 17, 2008, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol Summit, part of the successful Americas Sugar Trade series, will focus on the impact of NAFTA (10 months on) on the sugar and ethanol markets in the US, Mexico and the region, as we know how important a role NAFTA is going to play in shaping the marketplace.

With Energy rapidly becoming a highly politicized issue, the opportunities for the business community to work towards cutting down on the region’s dependence on Oil imports will mean further growth of the multi-billion dollar “Green” industry!

Wall Street Journal recently ran an insightful editorial reflecting this view.

Jointly written by Robert McFarlane & George Philippidis, the article, entitled “HOW FREE TRADE CAN SOLVE THE ENERGY CRISIS” looks at strategies the US and the region should adopt with regards to a more cohesive energy security strategy.

In their editorial, Mr. McFarlane and Mr. Philippidis discuss how North American FREE Trade can solve the Energy Crisis in the region in their insightful editorial covering US energy consumption patterns and the urgent need to step up biofuel imports, get rid of the tariff on Brazilian ethanol imports, scale up Cellulosic Ethanol production and all in all, cut down on dependence on corn ethanol. They sum up their editorial with the following insightful conclusion,

The U.S. should immediately pursue a multifaceted biofuels strategy. First, while the corn industry improves productivity and sustainability, the U.S. should treat the commercialization of cellulosic technologies as a matter of national security — a new Manhattan Project deserving all the necessary resources to accelerate deployment.

Second, the U.S. should pursue closer energy integration with Latin America though regulatory convergence and open biofuels trade, thus encouraging private investment in sugarcane ethanol production. This is the fastest and most efficient means to boost ethanol availability within three to four years, and displace gasoline use to an extent significant enough to cause oil demand and prices to drop.

Third, consumers should be educated and financially incentivized to switch to flexible-fuel vehicles, creating demand for mass production of such vehicles, which will dramatically cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

Energy security cannot be achieved with a silver bullet. It is not a competition between corn ethanol and sugarcane ethanol or between biofuels and plug-in hybrids. The sooner we realize that U.S. energy security needs all of the above, the sooner our country will be able to commit to a coherent long-term energy policy. U.S. and Latin American biofuels are the kick-start needed to break oil’s unbearable monopoly in transportation fuels.

Mr. McFarlene & Mr. Philippidis raised some critical points that will be addressed at the 3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol Summit, including the need to diversify US Ethanol to encompass other feedstocks including Cellulose and Sweet Sorghum, as well as building closer integration with the booming biofuels industries in South America & the Caribbean.

Mr. Philippidis is energy director at Florida International University in Miami. Mr. Philippidis will in fact be sharing a paper at 3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol Summit on the prospects of large-scale Cellulosic Ethanol production in the US.

Mr. McFarlane served as President Ronald Reagan’s national security advisor (1983-85).

You can read their article at here.

In the mean time, don’t forget to confirm your seat at 3rd Americas Sugar Trade & Ethanol Summit. Drop me an e-mail at divya@cmtsp.com.sg and I’ll follow up with you directly.

I look forward to hearing from all of you and meeting you in Miami this October.

Fernando NebbiaSpeaker Profile
Born in Buenos Aires on March 26th, 1945. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He completed his university training by studying the career of Actuary at the above mentioned University (thesis pending). He specialized in International Trade by undertaking postgraduate studies in Argentina and further studies in Germany, Japan and USA.

He entered the diplomatic career in 1974 in the Foreign Economic and Commercial Service as Commercial Secretary. Afterwards, upon his incorporation in the National Foreign Service he was promoted to the Ambassador’s rank, going into retirement by April 2008.

At present he is the President of the Centro Azucarero Argentino (Argentine Sugar Centre), being recently appointed. From November 2006 to November 2007 he was Vice-President of the International Sugar Organization’s Council and has been recently elected as President of the above mentioned Organization.

He has occupied different positions in the Argentine civil service among which the following can be detailed:

  • Undersecretary of Agricultural Policies and Food at the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Foods, from January 2006 to December 2007
    Among other functions carried out in the past,
  • Undersecretary of Economic Coordination, at the Secretariat of Economic Policy of the Ministry of Economy and Production (2004 and 2005).
  • Director General of the Foreign Economic an Commercial Service (Secretariat of Trade);
  • Chief of Advisors to the Secretary of Trade and,
  • Cabinet Member to the Undersecretary of International Economic Negotiations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

In the course of his diplomatic career, he worked as Economic Counsellor of the Argentine Embassy in London, United Kingdom (1977-1982); as Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund representing Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay (1984-1987). Member of the Argentina’s and Bolivia’s negotiating missions with the Paris Club in 1985 and 1986. Alternate Chief of Mission of the Argentine Embassy in Uruguay (1998-2000 and 2003-2004) and Consul General in Montevideo, Uruguay, from December 2000 until September 2003. He has been Representative of Argentina at the International Commodity bodies based in London (International Sugar Organization, International Wheat Council). From 2004 to 2008 he has served as the Argentinean Delegate before the Committees on Agriculture and Financial Affairs of the OCDE and before de Committee on Agriculture of the WTO at the Doha Round. Alternate Coordinator by Argentina before the Common Market Group (CMG) of MERCOSUR representing the Secretariat of Economic Policy during 2004 and 2005 and, since then until 2008, he has represented the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Food. Argentinean Delegate before the Cairns Group, before the G20 (of the Doha Round) and Member of the G24 (of financial and monetary affairs of the G77).

(Speaker Profile in Spanish)

Nació en Buenos Aires el 26 de marzo de1945.  Egresó de la Universidad de Buenos Aires como Licenciado en Economía. Completó su formación universitaria cursando las materias de la carrera de Actuario en esa casa de altos estudios (Tesis pendiente). Se especializó en Comercio Internacional efectuando estudios de Postgrado en la Argentina y de perfeccionamiento en el exterior (Alemania, Japón y EE.UU.)

En la actualidad se desempeña como Presidente del Centro Azucarero Argentino, cargo en el que ha sido recientemente designado. Desde noviembre de 2006 hasta noviembre de 2007, se desempeñó como Vicepresidente  del Consejo de la Organización Internacional del Azúcar y recientemente fue electo Presidente de la mencionada Organización Internacional..

Inició su carrera diplomática en 1974 en el Servicio Económico y Comercial Exterior de la Nación como Secretario Comercial. Posteriormente se incorpora al Servicio Exterior de la Nación donde alcanzó el rango de Embajador, habiendo pasado a retiro en abril de 2008.

En el país ha ocupado distintas posiciones dentro del sector público. Desde enero de 2006  hasta el 10 de diciembre de 2007 se desempeñó como Subsecretario de Política Agropecuaria y Alimentos en la Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentos de la Nación, y en tal carácter presidió los siguientes Foros productivos: Foro Nacional Olivarero, Foro Federal Hortícola, Comisión Asesora de la Producción Orgánica, Foro Nacional Apícola, Foro de Aromáticas y la Mesa Nacional de la Papa. Asimismo y desde principios de 2007 presidió la CONAL (Comisión Nacional de Alimentos).

Presidió en diversas oportunidades la Mesa Nacional de Ganados y Carnes y también la Mesa Nacional Lechera (2005 y 2006).
Lideró el equipo de trabajo que aseguró la continuidad de las exportaciones argentinas de harina de soja a la Unión Europea, en cuyos tribunales se ratificó la posición sostenida por Argentina. (2006/07).

Entre las funciones cumplidas en el pasado se pueden mencionar:

Subsecretario de Coordinación Económica, en la Secretaría de Política Económica del Ministerio de Economía y Producción (2004 y 2005). En tal capacidad fue el negociador argentino del FOCEM, Fondo de Convergencia Estructural del MERCOSUR destinado a corregir las asimetrías entre los países miembros.

Director General de Coordinación del Servicio Económico Exterior de la Nación (Secretaría de Comercio); Jefe de Asesores del Secretario de Comercio y Miembro del gabinete del Subsecretario de Negociaciones Económicas Internacionales (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores).

En virtud de su carrera diplomática se desempeñó el exterior como Consejero Económico de la Embajada Argentina en Londres, Reino Unido (1977-1982); como Director Ejecutivo en el Fondo Monetario Internacional en representación de Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Perú y Uruguay (1984-1987). Miembro de las misiones negociadoras con el Club de París de Argentina y Bolivia en los años 1985 y 86. Jefe de Cancillería de la Embajada Argentina en Montevideo (1998-2000) y (2003- 2004), y como Cónsul General en Montevideo desde Dic. 2000 a Sep 2003. Ha sido Representante de Argentina en los Organismos Internacionales de Productos Básicos con sede en Londres (Organización Internacional del Azúcar, Consejo Internacional del Trigo). Desde 2004, Delegado argentino ante los Comités Agrícola y de Asuntos Financieros de la OCDE (Paris) y ante el  Comité de Asuntos Agrícolas de la OMC en la Ronda Doha. Coordinador Alterno por Argentina ante el Grupo Mercado Común (GMC) por la Secretaría de Política Económica durante 2004 y 2005 y, desde esa fecha hasta la actualidad en representación de la SAGPyA. Delegado ante el Grupo Cairns, ante el G20 (de la Ronda Doha) y Miembro del G24 entre 1984/87 ( Grupo de asuntos financieros y monetarios del G77).

Ha sido profesor universitario y dictado conferencias en el país y en el exterior en temas de su especialidad.

Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade 2008 Miami Speaker
Day 1 – Thursday, 16 October
14:30  ARGENTINA – IS THE SUGAR & ETHANOL INDUSTRY POISED TO GROW?

3RD AMERICAS SUGAR & ETHANOL TRADE 2008 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Miami from October 16 to 17, 2008, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Las autoridades encargadas de la toma decisiones brindarán sus opiniones acerca de la comercialización del etanol celulósico obtenido del azúcar, los cambios en el mercado del azúcar y del etanol de los Estados Unidos, Sudamérica y el Caribe, como también sobre la importancia creciente de la caña de azúcar como fuente de etanol y etileno en la 3a conferencia Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade el 16 y 17 de octubre de 2008, en Miami, Florida.

En la conferencia Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade sobre el comercio del azúcar y del etanol de América, la plataforma de conexiones e intercambio de ideas más importante, comerciantes, inversores y proveedores de tecnología clave relacionados con el etanol y el azúcar enfatizarán la necesidad de incorporar las tecnologías de etanol celulósico a la producción de etanol a partir del azúcar.

Durante la conferencia, más de 21 expertos del comercio del etanol y del azúcar analizarán cuatro de las principales cuestiones relacionadas con el debate acerca de la comercialización de etanol celulósico, el comercio del edulcorante/azúcar en México y los Estados Unidos y las perspectivas actuales de las industrias emergentes del azúcar y la expansión del etanol en el Caribe, Centroamérica y Sudamérica.

Estas cuestiones incluyen:

  • Puede Brasil mantener su ventaja comparativa en el mercado del azúcar y del etanol?
  • Es el etanol celulósico que se obtiene de la caña de azúcar una opción viable de expansión del etanol?
  • Cuáles son las tecnologías implicadas en la conversión del etanol de la caña de azúcar en etileno?
  • Cuán exitoso es el programa de reexportación del azúcar de los Estados Unidos y cómo impacta en la situación comercial con México después del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (NAFTA)?

Algunos de los oradores de la tercera conferencia Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade compartieron sus opiniones acerca de por qué la caña de azúcar se está volviendo cada vez más importante en el mercado mundial del etanol y por qué esta conferencia es el evento relacionado con el etanol y la caña de azúcar más importante de la región .

George Philippidis de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida considera que “el etanol celulósico a partir del bagazo de la caña de azúcar representa una de las opciones más prometedoras para nuestras futuras necesidades de energía. Por lo tanto, entender cómo incorporar las tecnologías celulósicas a los ingenios es de gran interés para la comunidad inversora mundial” . Philippidis realizará una presentación de su proyecto piloto sobre el uso de las tecnologías de etanol celulósico para convertir el bagazo de la caña de azúcar en etanol.

Ronald Cascone de Nexant, en la línea de la opinión del Sr. Philippidis, añade: “Esto me emociona mucho. Espero que lo que sucede en Brasil en este momento sea un modelo de integración futura de las industrias de los biocombustibles, los químicos y los polímeros” , en respuesta a nuestra pregunta de por qué es tan importante su tema respecto a convertir el etanol de la caña de azúcar en etileno para esta tercera conferencia Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade.

Para registrarse y obtener más información acerca de la manera en que la tercera conferencia Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade puede ayudarlo a mantenerse al corriente respecto a los nuevos desarrollos críticos en el cada vez mayor mercado del azúcar y del etanol en América, visite http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/

MIAMI, Flórida–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Importantes tomadores de decisão estarão oferecendo suas reflexões sobre a comercialização de etanol celulósico de cana-de-açúcar, as mudanças no mercado de etanol e açúcar nos EUA, América do Sul e Caribe, além da crescente importância da cana-de-açúcar como fonte de etanol e etileno, na 3 a Conferência Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade , nos dias 16 e 17 de outubro de 2008, em Miami, Flórida.

Na 3a Conferência Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade, a mais importante plataforma de troca de idéias e formação de redes de relacionamentos do setor, investidores, fornecedores de tecnologia e importantes participantes da indústria do etanol e açúcar vão enfatizar a necessidade de integrar as tecnologias de etanol celulósico à produção de etanol de cana-de-açúcar.

Durante a conferência, mais de vinte e um especialistas em etanol e açúcar vão discutir quatro questões importantes relativas ao debate sobre a comercialização de etanol celulósico , o comércio de açúcar e adoçantes entre México e Estados Unidos e as perspectivas atuais de expansão das crescentes indústrias de açúcar e etanol no Caribe, América Central e América do Sul.

São elas:

  • Brasil pode manter sua vantagem comparativa no mercado de etanol e açúcar?
  • Etanol celulósico de cana-de-açúcar é uma expansão viável para o etanol?
  • Quais são as tecnologias envolvidas na conversão do etanol de cana-de-açúcar em etileno?
  • Programa de reexportação de açúcar dos EUA é bem-sucedido e que impacto tem atualmente nas relações comerciais com o México depois do NAFTA?

Alguns dos palestrantes da 3a Conferência Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade compartilharam suas percepções sobre as razões pelas quais a cana-de-açúcar está se tornando cada vez mais importante no mercado mundial de etanol e de por que essa conferência é o evento mais importante sobre etanol e cana-de-açúcar da região.

George Philippidis, da Universidade Internacional da Flórida, disse: “ O etanol celulósico de cana-de-açúcar representa uma das mais promissoras opções para as nossas necessidades de energia. No entanto, entender como integrar tecnologias celulósicas a moinhos de açúcar é de especial interesse para a comunidade de investimentos do mundo todo”. Philippidis apresentará seu projeto-piloto de emprego de tecnologias de etanol celulósico na conversão de bagaço de cana-de-açúcar em etanol.

Ronald Cascone, da Nexant, manteve o mesmo tom de Philippidis ao afirmar: “ Estou muito feliz com tudo isso. Espero que o que está acontecendo no Brasil agora torne-se um modelo de integração futura das indústrias de biocombustíveis, produtos químicos e polímeros ” , respondendo à nossa pergunta sobre por que o tópico da conversão de etanol de cana-de-açúcar em etileno é tão importante na 3a Conferência Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade.

Para se inscrever e saber de que maneira a 3a Conferência Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade pode ajudar você a se manter em dia em relação aos novos e mais importantes avanços do mercado de grande expansão do etanol e do açúcar nas Américas, visite http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Key decision makers will be providing insights on commercialization of cellulosic ethanol from sugar, the shifts in the American, South American and Caribbean sugar and ethanol marketplace, as well as the rising importance of sugar cane as an ethanol and ethylene source at the 3rd Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade conference on October 16 & 17, 2008 in Miami, Florida. At the 3rd Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade, the most critical networking and idea exchange platform, key sugar and ethanol players, investors, and technology suppliers will emphasize the need to integrate cellulosic ethanol technologies to ethanol production from sugar.

During the conference more than 21 ethanol and sugar trade experts will address four major issues concerning the debate on the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol, the US-Mexico sugar/sweetener trade and current perspectives on the burgeoning sugar industries and ethanol expansion in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

These issues include:

  • Can Brazil maintain its comparative advantage in the sugar & ethanol market?
  • Is cellulosic ethanol from sugar cane a viable ethanol expansion option?
  • What are the technologies involved for converting sugar cane ethanol to ethylene?
  • How successful is the US Sugar Re-export program and how is it impacting the trade situation with Mexico post NAFTA?

Some of the 3rd Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade speakers shared their insights on why sugar cane is becoming increasingly important in the world’s ethanol marketplace and why this conference is the region’s most critical sugarcane and ethanol event.

George Philippidis of Florida International University said, “Cellulosic ethanol from sugar cane bagasse represents one of the most promising options for our future energy needs. Therefore, understanding how to integrate cellulosic technologies into sugar mills is of keen interest to the world’s investment community.” Philippidis will be presenting on his pilot project in employing cellulosic ethanol technologies to convert sugarcane bagasse to ethanol.

Ronald Cascone from Nexant adds on to Mr. Philippidis’ sentiments when he said “I’m very excited about this. What’s happening in Brazil right now I hope is a model of future integration of biofuels, chemicals and polymers industries” in response to our question on why his topic on converting sugar cane ethanol to ethylene is so important at the 3rd Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade.

To register and to find out more about how the 3rd Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade conference can help you keep up with critical new developments in the rapidly expanding sugar and ethanol marketplace in the Americas, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/

Morris BitzerSpeaker Profile
Morris J. Bitzer
is State Extension Specialist for corn, soybeans, small grains, grain sorghum and sweet sorghum production.

He is now on Post Retirement Appointment as Sweet Sorghum Breeder for Univ. of Kentucky.

He has received many awards for outstanding service to Kentucky Agriculture, Certificate of Excellence for Development of Agronomic Educational Material for Video “Sweet Sorghum Syrup Production” by American Society of Agronomy , significant contribution to the advancement of no-till agriculture. December 12, 2003 ,inducted into the Kentucky Corn Growers Association Hall of Fame among many other awards

Other activities associated with sweet sorghum he was involved in include

  1. Wrote by-laws for organizing the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky Sweet Sorghum Association, National Sweet Sorghum Association, American Kenaf Association and Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Association.
  2. Increased membership in NSSPPA from 110 in 2001 t0 525 in 2008.
  3. Main supplier of seed of many varieties of sweet sorghum to producers in USA and many other countries particularly for ethanol production.

Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade 2008 Miami Speaker
Day 2 – Friday, 17 October
11:45 SWEET SORGHUM AS A VIABLE ETHANOL FEEDSTOCK

3RD AMERICAS SUGAR & ETHANOL TRADE 2008 is a showcase of all the latest trends and shifts occurring in the Sugar & Ethanol marketplaces of the Americas, bringing together on a single platform, the best expertise to discuss and analyze the present and future dynamics of Sugar & Ethanol from a policy, socio-economic and technological perspective. To find more about Sugar & Ethanol Trade in Miami from October 16 to 17, 2008, please visit http://www.futureenergyevents.com/sugar/.