The XXXI ISSCT Congress was held in Hyderabad, India from 20 to 23 February 2023 and was attended by 523 delegates from some 38 countries.
The Congress was preceded by the Pre-Congress Tour from 16 to 19 February in Lucknow and followed by the Post-Congress from 24 to 27 February in Delhi and Agra.
The complete programme is available at
Mr. Ranjit Puri, Chairman, ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd on “Transformation of sugar industry from sugar production to bioenergy hub”
Plenary Sessions were held on:
Tuesday 21 February 2023
Plenary – Sugar and health told differently
- Cooper J. – The challenge of sugar reformulation – some examples from the UK
- Denny A. – Sugars and health: what does the latest evidence tell us?
- Eggleston G. – The case for natural, nutritious, and functional sweeteners from sugarcane that meet new consumer demands
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Plenary – Growing sugarcane differently
- van Antwerpen R., et al – Soil regenerative agriculture in the South African sugar
- Dart I. –Producing organically certified sugar – an Australian cane grower’s perspective
- Christina M., et al – Modelled impact of climate change on sugarcane yield in Réunion, a tropical island
Thursday 23 February 2023
Plenary – Diversification done differently for co-products
- Autrey J. C., et al – Characteristics of specialty and physiologically-enhanced refined sugars produced in Mauritius favourable for good health
- Mohan N., et al – Importance of diversification and integration in the Indian sugar industry
- Muir B. – Co-products in the beet sugar industry
Communications of sections
206 Communications in all have been presented in the different Sections of the five Commissions during the week. There were 131 papers and 58 posters across the five Commissions of ISSCT including nine Plenary Sessions papers and Sections’ reports.
Two panel discussions on Present Challenges in the Global Sugar Industry and on Sustainability of the Sugar Industry were held on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 February 2023, respectively.
Certificates were awarded to Senior Authors and Co-Authors of the best papers of the 5 Commissions as well as for the best posters.
James E. Irvine Award
Marius. W. Adendorff,
A. Jumman and A. Paraskevopoulos
Adoption of irrigation scheduling in the
South African sugarcane industry:
the use of a demonstration trial to
bring about change.
Robert Antoine Award
|Angélique D’Hont, Olivier Garsmeur and Nathalie Piperidis||Sugarcane genome architecture revealed by chromosome-specific probes, implication for chromosome nomenclature|
Emile Hugot Award
|Julien Rivière, Marc Cadarsi, Jean-Raymond Payet and Camille Roussel||In-house C massecuite reheater: a successful development for Le Gol sugar factory|
Maurice Paturau Award
|Sanjay Awasthi, Arun Kumar Tewari and Vikas Takroo||Changes to the design of incineration boilers with a changing scenario of ethanol production|
H. William Kerr Award
|R. Van Antwerpen, D. Watt, W. A. Gillespie and P. D. R. van Heerden||
Promoting adoption of soil-health-related regenerative agriculture practices amongst
small-scale sugarcane grower
communities in South Africa
Norman Joseph King Award
|A. F. Dias Neto, D. Albiero, R. Rossetto and J. D. Biagi||
Modelling to determine the economic
feasibility of different soil-tillage systems
Ernest Victor Abbott Award
|Stuart Rutherford, Sandy Snyman and Motselisi Jane Koetle||Chemically induced epimutagenesis for sugarcane improvement|
John Clayton Award
|Giovanna M. Aita and Young Hwan Moon||
Effect of cultivation conditions on extracellular polymeric substances production by microbial
isolates from Louisiana’s crusher juice
August John Vlitos Award
|Giovanna M. Aita and Young Hwan Moon||Unlocking the Real Potential of Black Soldier Fly Larvae Protein and Lipid Derivatives from Cane By-products as Animal Feed|
The Proceedings comprising both papers and posters are available on ISSCT website in the Members’ Corner. Arrangements have been made with the three Journals: Sugar Journal (of New Orleans), Sugar Industry and Sugar Tech to publish some communications selected by them in their forthcoming issues during the year.