3rd Americas Sugar & Ethanol Trade
Venue: Hilton Miami Downtown
|Event Date/Time: Oct 16, 2008||End Date/Time: Oct 17, 2008|
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
â€¢ US Sugar Re-export program, how is this working out and trade situation with Mexico post NAFTA.
â€¢ Learning from Brazilâ€™s success â€“ 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 ?
â€¢ Assess the commercial viability of ethanol from municipal solid wastes & dedicated energy crops
â€¢ Projectsâ€™ status and expansions from Central America, Guatemala, Caribbean, Peru & Argentina
â€¢ Evaluate commercial prospects of ethanol to ethylene route
â€¢ 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