8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks,

26-27 Sep, 2011 - Bangkok, THAILAND

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit

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Rising Sugar Supplies - Impact on Pricing, Trade, Ethanol Feedstocks & Economics


Market attention is increasingly focusing on prospects for the upcoming 2011/12 season.


ISO's tentative projections indicate that the upcoming crop cycle may bring a significantly higher surplus exceeding three-million tons, putting further pressure on world market prices.


The surplus is very much attributed to a record harvest in Thailand, reappearance of India as an exporter and the bulk production from the new season's crop in Brazil.


Although India' announced that it would double exports this year to 1 million tonnes Reuters recently reported that global sugar markets may have to wait until November to see if they will get any further supplies from India, as its government waits to check next season's output before allowing more exports.


In Brazil, the early expectations for a large crop of 35m tonnes of sugar or more could be scaled back as recent reports indicate a drop in production output.


Can world sugar production return to surplus ? what is the size of the surplus and in which countries is production expected to grow significantly ?


With the cloud looming over Brazil production - How far will Brazil's cane and sugar output in 2011-2012 drop below initial expectations ? How much of the sugarcane will be diverted to ethanol production ?


What are the investment plans driven by the region's governments to spearhead ethanol growth ?


All these questions and more will be answered at the 8th SugarWorld & Ethanol Feedstocks conference.


Will the fall in sugar prices, would this mean that alternative feedstocks that are being explored now will be less competitive and projects will be abandoned ?


Cultivation of cassava & sweet sorghum for ethanol production have a high potential in the region. However, high production costs currently hamper a noticeable market expansion. What are the economic viability of these alternative feedstocks ?


With recent breakthroughs in enzymes development, cellulosic ethanol production is expected to become more affordable and increasingly important. Feedstocks like bagasse, straw, palm oil waste are currently being explored and will be discussed at this event.


Do not delay, Register your team now with Ms Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg

Key Highlights

  • Development of Brazil's sugarcane crop
    - Forecast for next harvest- will production start to recover
    - Can Brazil sacrifice sugar for ethanol ?
  • India's 6 largest sugar producer - Mawana Sugars will give a true account on the country's long-awaited re-appearance as sugar exporter
  • Thailand -Recently listed sugar producer - Khonburi will share their views on the country's production outlook
    - What is the ethanol future for Thailand and what feedstocks challenges are faced ?
  • Philippines is expecting a bigger crop this year, does this mean ethanol projects will be viable again ?
  • Sugar industry in Pakistan continues to deal with uncertainties due to decreasing sugar production and a lack of coordinated government policy
  • Fertiliser is a major cost component for the sugarcane industry. Hear from an analyst on what has been driving prices in the last few years, what led to much higher fertilizer prices in 2010 and the expectations for pricing in next five years
  • Ethanol markets are hugely dependent on the prices of the feedstock, as producers switch between various feedstocks depending on raw material prices


You will network with:

Sugarcane Plantations Companies,

Sugar Producers,

Buyers, Traders,

Ethanol Producers,

Technology Providers,

Fertiliser Cos







News Feed

FINAL week to meet leading sugar & ethanol industry players at 8th Sugar & Ethanol Feedstocks Conference!

Posted on : 20 Sep, 2011


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

Profile of Attendees


With the registration deadline approaching, interested parties are strongly encouraged to confirm their participation for the 8th Sugar & Ethanol Feedstocks conference before seats sell out. On that note, sign up in teams of 3 or more to enjoy a special group discount.


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Can Thailand, the world’s second largest sugar exporter, emerge as the global bioplastics leader?

Posted on : 13 Sep, 2011


"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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Sugar fundamentals and the role they play amidst current volatility at 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks

Posted on : 12 Aug, 2011


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.


Eco-cars to lift ethanol sales by 46%! More shared at 8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks

Posted on : 26 Jul, 2011


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!


SUGAR-ETHANOL EQUATION with insights from world’s largest Sugar & Ethanol producing country, Brazil.

Posted on : 06 Jul, 2011


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 !


8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks meet in Bangkok examines Thailand’s record high sugar production

Posted on : 16 Jun, 2011


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


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