3rd Starch World 2014,

17-19 Feb, 2014 - Jakarta, INDONESIA

Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

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Innovations in Starch & derivatives, side stream products and emerging non-food applications

Can cassava fill the global carbohydrate gap and will Indonesia rise to become a big major producer ?


Opportunities for Pea starch and derivatives


Starch is the most common form of carbohydrate in the human diet and finds endless applications in foodstuff, cosmetics, paper and, more recently, as bio - based raw materials for the chemical industry.


Is the government supporting the industry as much as in Thailand ?


Starchy foods such as potatoes, bread, cereals, rice and pasta make up about one third of the food we eat. As world population increases, the deficit in carbohydrate commodities (corn, rice, wheat, potato)becomes larger, creating opportunities for cassava.


Can cassava fill this gap and will Indonesia's cassava industry rise up and become a major producer?


It is reported that "Indonesia imported more than three million tons of cassava in 2012, and the trend seemed to be on the rise"


The Ministry of Agriculture is advising against importing cassava and identified areas suitable for the development of starch-based raw and auxiliary materials across the country.


What is the present status on the development of cassava at home ? How can Indonesia improve the quality of their cassava?


Thailand is the world's biggest exporter of starch and the world's largest producer of native tapioca starch. How can the other countries with cassava industries learn from them ?


Over in the EU, significant investments are made to produce biobased products from starch raw materials. Starch is a well-suited raw material for the sustainable use of agricultural products in the bio-based industry.


Generally the EU starch industry is made from 3 different raw materials: maize, wheat and starch potatoes. To meet the demand, the EU starch companies need to make positive and significant investments to increase production capacity .Again, how can cassava starch contribute to this gap ? Which countries are supplying cassava starch to Europe ?


Attend CMT's 3rd Starch World conference which gathers over 200 delegates from all over the world every year to discuss about issues surrounding the starch industry and the role it plays in an increasing bioeconomy.

Key Highlights

1. World carbohydrate outlook and what is means for cassava
Follow Simon Bentley from LMC as he analyses the global carbohydrate markets, grain prices and how the shortage in carbo is creating an interest in cassava

2. Can Indonesia's cassava industry rise up to the challenge ?
Join PT Budi Starch & Sweeteners, one of the world's largest tapioca starch producer engaged in the production of tapioca starch, citric acid, sulphuric acid, modified tapioca starch, MSG , sweeteners and the Cassava home industry as they unravel Indonesia's cassava future, government plans to support this industry

Also hear firsthand from PT Tirta Marta who has commercialized biodegradable plastics from Cassava starch.

3. High value added products from cassava and update on Cassava bioethanol in Vietnam

4. Cassava Starch Processing Improvement Efforts at DuPont IB
Recent industry leading advances in enzymatic cassava starch processing with lower energy consumption

5. Developing Thermoplastic Starch Materials for High-Value Sustainable Applications
Dr James Wang, Research team leader shares development in Kimberly Clarke on the several technologies that are developing to convert starch into thermoplastic starch (TPS) for use in industrial and consumer applications.

6. Last year, the value of the snack food market in Indonesia reportedly reached €800 million, with projected growth of 6% to 2017. Dominated by chips/crisps holding 18% market share, this growth is being driven by a large consumer segment that is actively seeking out new tastes and flavours.
Hear from Emsland as Henk shares new potato based clean label innovations for fast growing Asian snack and snack pellet markets.

7. Pea starch and derivatives (fibers) including developments in Roquette Starch activities.
One of the biggest opportunities for Roquette is demand in pea-based ingredients. Hear from Dr Bernard Pora on recent starch activities by Roquette and how pea can tap into the growing demand for gluten-free, clean label, sustainable ingredients. Pea is power !!

8. Developments in Resistant starch


And many more



Separately Bookable Workshop on
High Yielding Cassava Varieties
& New Developments in
Pest/Disease Management

18th Feb (14:00 to 17:30 hrs)


Key Highlights

- Cassava Plantation, Agricultural Practices and Pest Management - Perspective from Thailand
- Current breeding program of the new cassava varieties of the Thai Tapioca Fund
Prof. Dr. Ed Sarobol, Director
Thai Tapioca Development Institute


- Latest Pests affecting Cassava
Kris Wyckhuys, Entomologists


- Latest on Cassava diseases and Management
- New High Yielding Varieties in the Market today
Dr. Hernan Ceballos, Cassava Leader
CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture)



CPD Member

Perkebunan Singkong Manggu


Optional Site visit to

Cassava Farm and Home Industry

19th Feb (08:00 to 14:00 hrs)

Site Visit fee at USD100 per person


Agrocassava Nusantara is engaged in the sale of seeds and the sale of fresh manggu cassava. It is also open to investment cooperation for manggu cassava planting and is a Multi Business Cooperative who has enough experience in the cultivation of these plants. Today many partners have joined the investment cooperation of manggu cassava planting in several locations.


Visitors will also get an opportunity to visit nearby Starch Home Industry Groups in Sentul City Bogor. Here you will see the cassava processing factories and surrounding home industries.

Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Wasted cassava stem starch could help feed 30 million


Cargill plans $750 million expansion in Indonesia


B10bn for cassava income guarantee


Ingredion Set to Reveal Expanded Research Facility


Modified starch market will grow from estimated $12.76 billion in 2012 to $15.23 billion by 2017



• Companies involved in Plantation
- sugar and starch based feedstock
• Agriculture / Agro Industrial Crops
• Fermentation and Enzymes Suppliers
• Companies that use starch & starch
derivatives - food, feed, textiles, paper, pharmaceutical industries
• Manufacturers of starch
• Trading Cos
• Venture Capitalists
• Financial Analysts
• Ethanol Producers
• Fertilizer Cos
• Equipment & Technology Suppliers

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request.

nisha@cmtsp.com.sg or

(65) 6346 9130


Industry News


Sungai Budi Group plans to expand its business footprint. Therefore, the agribusiness conglomerate has planned to allocate Rp 1.2 trillion ($100 million) for the year 2014.


Its subsidiaries Budi Starch & Sweetener (formerly called Budi Acid Jaya) and Tunas Baru Lampung will majorly benefit from these expansion plans. Budi Starch produces tapioca flour, sweetener and citric acid and cassava and is one of Indonesia's largest tapioca starch producers.


The company's deputy president director - Sudarmo Tasmin confirmed that they plan to earmark Rp 205 billion exclusively for Budi Starch's capital expenditure for 2014, as compared to Rp 100 billion in 2013.


On the other hand, it's other subsidiary - Tunas Baru Lampung will receive Rp 1 trillion in capex for 2014, which will be used primarily for its new sugar plant's operations, located in Way Lunik, Lampung province. Adi Karya Gemilang, another subsidiary of Sungai Budi Group will construct the plant. These expansion plans are likely to improve the company's performance in 2014.


Sudarmo Tasmin, Deputy President Director, PT Budi Starch & Sweetener Tbk has confirmed speaking at CMT's 3rd Starch World in Jakarta on 17-19 February, 2014. He will elaborate on: 'Indonesia: Production Outlook of Cassava Starch and Sweeteners and our plans for green transformation'.

For more details about 3rd Starch World 2014, please contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.


03 Feb, 2014


"The annual production of cassava in Indonesia has reached 24.6 million tons, while domestic demand for the food commodity is 24.0 million tons." ~ according to Maman Suherman, Director for Nuts And Tuber Development Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia.


Indonesia has enough domestic production of cassava to meet its own needs and does not need to import the commodity. Yet, the country, reportedly, imported more than three million tons of cassava in 2012 and this seems to be increasing.


There are many challenges that force the country to import despite enough production. Although there is enough cassava production to meet domestic needs, farmers lack technical know-how on the processes of developing cassava as starch-based raw and auxiliary materials for use in various industries. Moreover, they also do not possess adequate knowledge, especially in terms of competitive pricing, land space for cassava cultivation, et al.


There are other challenges too. The Agriculture Ministry official mentioned that at times a district cultivating cassava do not have any processing industry. This leads to high production costs, chiefly transportation expenses.


The ministry has already identified areas that are suitable for development of starch-based raw and auxiliary materials. The development of home-based cassava has the potential to lower Indonesia's cassava imports; thus narrowing the trade deficit.


Adhi Lukman, Chairman of Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi) said that his association is keen on using domestically produced starch-based raw and auxiliary materials. He, however, pointed out that quality of production is of great importance and that farmers should focus on producing cassava that has low water and high starch content. Moreover, it is also important for producers to keep in mind that production should be steady throughout the year.


The association didn't deny the fact that they will be bound to import cassava if domestic producers do not succeed in meeting the current demands. The Chairman also stated that logistical support for cassava or other starch-based commodities needs improvement in the country.


For more updates on the imports/exports & demand/supply of cassava in Indonesia, attend 3rd Starch World in Jakarta on 17-19 February, 2014.


For enquiries, contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.



20 Dec, 2013

Researchers from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and China Agricultural University (CAU) have conducted a new study on Cassava or manioc (Manihot esculenta Crantz), and have come up with new ways to extract starch from cassava that can provide food to an additional 30 million people. What’s interesting is that these statistics can be achieved without putting more arable land into cassava cultivation. The research estimates that if this new method is applied, food can be provided for 100 million people by 2030.


The researchers at SLU and CAU have also found in their studies that as much as 30% of dry mass is found in discarded cassava stems. In the current production value chain, these stems are considered waste and are removed from the plantations. The researchers pointed that with the help of basic water-based technologies, up to 15% of such starch stem dry weight can be extracted.


If the starch can be extracted from the stems and put to industrial use, root starch (currently used for industrial  purposes) can be used for food production. This change in the value chain can provide food for millions of people in the world.


That’s not all. The study also reveals that if these techniques are used, it will help in the production of biofuels such as solid fuel and biogas from the residues and processes in the extraction of stem starch.


This is a significant study on cassava as it promises to increase food and bioenergy in such a way that it contributes to sustainable development, solves issues of malnutrition and poverty globally without the need to put more land into cultivation.

For more updates from the starch industry, attend 3rdStarch World in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17-18 February, 2014.


For more details, please contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.



11 Nov, 2013