XXVII Congress
Brazil

The XXVII ISSCT Congress was held in Veracruz, Mexico from 7 to 11 March 2010.

The Pre-Congress and Congress was hosted by the Asociación de Técnicos Azucareros de México, A.C. (ATAM).

At the time of the XXVII Congress, ISSCT had 1087 members from 60 countries.

Post-Congress Tour was held in Colombia and was hosted by the Asociación Colombiana de Técnicos de la Caña de Azúcar, TECNICAÑA


COMMUNICATIONS

Dr. Rafael Ayala Magdaleno delivered the keynote address at the opening session and it was entitled Sucrose & Fructose joint by Mexican Tradition.

Plenary Sessions

Three Plenary Sessions were held on:

  • Research and Technology Transfer
  • PL1 M.C. Gopinathan Research and technology transfer strategies for the next decade - an Indian example
  • PL3 A. Amaya Sugarcane research and technology transfer - strategies for the next decade
  • PL7 W.L. Burnquist, K. Redshaw, R.F. Gilmour Evaluating sugarcane R&D performance: comparison of three breeding programs
  • PL4 G.C. Wisler USDA - Agricultural Research service: A public partner for sugarcane research and development
  • Sustainability
  • PL8 M. Kealley, B. Milford Sustainability and the Australian sugar industry
  • PL9 G.W. Maher Presented by C. Baker Report on Profit, People and Planet: How does the South African sugar industry react?
  • PL10 J. Finguerut Sustainability in sugarcane processing in Brazil
  • J. Clay Sugarcane and sustainability: Key environmental issues and opportunities for moving forward.
  • Production and Processing of New Canes
  • PL5 J.L. Oliverio, V.B. Carmo, M.A. Gurgel The DSM - Dedini Sustainable Mill: A new concept in designing complete sugarcane mills
  • PL6 C. Richard, M. McKee, R. Triche, M. Godshall Designing, producing and processing 'ultimate' varieties of sugarcane
Communications of sections

239 Communications in all have been presented in the different Sections of the Commissions during the week; 177 oral Communications (Papers) and 62 Posters.

The number and the list of the different communications are given below:

Section   Papers   Posters
Agricultural Commission  
 
Agronomy  
33
 
11
Ag. Engineering  
6
 
4
Biology Commission  
 
Breeding  
15
 
12
Entomology  
11
 
5
Molecular Biology  
12
 
4
Pathology  
11
 
3
Factory Commission  
 
Engineering  
14
 
5
Processing  
25
 
7
Co-products Commission  
23
 
11
Management Commission  
16
 
   
 
TOTAL  
177
 
62

Awards were offered for the best papers of each of the 5 Commissions and for the best posters.

Eventually the full communications will also be available on a dedicated area of this website accessible to members only. In the meantime arrangements have again been made with the four Journals: International Sugar Journal, Sugar Cane International, Sugar Journal (of New Orleans), Zucker Industrie and Sugar Tech to publish hard copies of some communications selected by them in their forthcoming issues during the year. These publications will be announced on this website.