3rd Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade

Venue: Hilton Miami Downtown

Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 17, 2008
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How is NAFTA panning out for both US & Mexico ? As Mexico eyes more sugar cane for ethanol ,is it ready to become the next ethanol giant ? What is getting in its way of success ?

Depreciation of the US dollar, high oil prices, new subsidies, changing industry structure with India emerging as a sugar player, ongoing EU sugar reform are all issues that are impacting the volatility of world sugar trade.

Join us in Miami and gain valuable insights on crucial issues as

• US Sugar Re-export program, how is this working out and trade situation with Mexico post NAFTA.
• Learning from Brazil’s success – Sugar cane bagasse to ethanol, integration with biorefinery.Can Brazil maintain its comparative advantage in the sugar & ethanol market ?

With recent closures of many small/ mid sized ethanol plants in the US, opportunities arise for Brazil to increase ethanol export to the country- is it the right time to push US in dropping its ethanol tariffs ? However the Renewable Fuels Association is predicting that with significant investments & government subsidies, domestic ethanol production is expected to grow another four billion gallons in 2008. What is the potential for alternative feedstocks ?

• Assess the commercial viability of ethanol from municipal solid wastes & dedicated energy crops
• Projects’ status and expansions from Central America, Guatemala, Caribbean, Peru & Argentina
• Evaluate commercial prospects of ethanol to ethylene route
• Latest details on Cellulosic ethanol & prospects for scaling up

Gain access to more than 8 hours of business networking opportunites with sugarcane millers, ethanol producers, agribusiness companies, government bodies, traders and technology providers


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