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Full use of sugarcane, residues, and wastes – maximizing efficiency and profits
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil: 21-24 August 2018

The state of São Paulo, in Brazil, was chosen as the host of the 2018 ISSCT Co-Products Workshop due to the fact that São Paulo is the Brazilian largest sugarcane producer, responding for approximately 50% of the country's production. The state is also the heart of the Capital Good industries and research institutions working with sugarcane and its main products.
The Workshop is intended to promote discussions on the main alternatives of sugarcane co-products with real cases and areas of high interest for different markets and scales (large scale/commodity to low scale/specialties).
To improve the quality and significance of the discussions the participants can submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations, which is very important for the Workshop Commission to organize a well-balanced program.
HOST INSTITUTE: The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a non-profit organization funded mainly by the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC). The Center has four national laboratories: The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS); The Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio); The Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory; and The Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE). CNPEM is located in Campinas, a city about 100 km away from São Paulo City.
The Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE), being part of the CNPEM, develops research and high end innovation based in sugarcane and biomass, dedicated to the production of energy, in particular of sugarcane bioethanol. The Laboratory is part of a singular environment of facilities, what makes it capable to develop and transfer processes from the scientific rooms straight to the productive sector.

LANGUAGE: The Workshop will be conducted in English and there will be no simultaneous translation.

WORKSHOP FORMAT: There will be two days with oral and poster presentations with time allowed for discussions and two days with field visits to sugarcane co-products facilities. A book with the submitted and approved abstracts will be printed and delivered to the delegates.

ENTRY VISAS: Foreigners with non-Brazilian passports generally will be required to obtain an entry visa. All Workshop delegates from all countries should confirm their visa requirement with a travel agent.

ISSCT MEMBERSHIP: All participants must be current members of ISSCT by the start of the Workshop. Details are available on the ISSCT Website:

Contact for Information
Workshop Organizing Committee


1. Sugar, syrup and molasses derived products
  • Monosodium glutamate;
  • Organic acids: lactic, oxalic, citric, ribonucleic, others;
  • Ethanol and other alcohols (methanol, propanol, butanol, others);
  • Bioplastics;
2. Bagasse and trash derived
  • Combined heat and power systems (CHP): cogeneration;
  • 2G ethanol and other Bioproducts;
  • Pulp and paper and cardboard;
  • Particle board;
3. Ethanol in the petrochemical industry
  • Polyethylene;
  • Acetaldehyde and acetates;
  • PVC;
  • Others;
  • A US$ 300 registration fee will be charged to each delegate.
  • Workshop attendees must bear their own costs of travel, accommodation, meals and other incidentals.


  • Cocktail on 21 August;
  • Transportation, in an executive bus or van, from a selected hotel to CNPEM and to the other venues (Raízen, Usina Ferrari, and other venues to be announced – this information can be modified at any time) and back to the hotel;
  • Coffee breaks during the Workshop;
  • Lunch at the CNPEM’s restaurant (21 and 22 August);
  • In-bus meals during the visits outside CNPEM (23 and 24 August);
  • Farewell Dinner (24 August).
4. Identifying new opportunities for co-products of sugarcane
  • Food and feed products from yeast;
  • Use of vinasse: in nature (fertigation), biodigestion (biogas and energy), concentration (combustion, composting), fertilizers;
  • Unusual feedstocks for co-products: boiler flyash, bagasse chars, cane wax, non-centrifugal sugars, others;
5. Co-products as a way to diversification: needs, potential and challenges
  • Markets sizes, prices, business risks, labor qualification requirements;
  • Easy routes: ethanol and electricity – upgrading existing sugar mills;
  • Fusel oil refining;
  • Lifecycle analysis for low carbon applications;
  • Public policies to promote low carbon Bioproducts.
  • 6 February – 20 April: Application and abstract submission;
  • 1 June: Notification of application and abstract acceptance;
  • 1 June – 15 June: Payment period.
Workshop Venue
Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE)
National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)
Rua Giuseppe Máximo Scolfaro, 10.000 – Bairro Guará
Campinas, São Paulo | CEP 13083-100 | Telefone: +55 (19) 3512-1010
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