December 09, 2013

09/12/13: Event: 3rd Starch World

Cassava (yuca) roots, the TaĆ­nos' main crop
Cassava roots (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Starchy foods such as potatoes, bread, cereals, rice and pasta currently make up about one third of the food we eat. 

As world population increases, the deficit in carbohydrate commodities becomes larger, creating opportunities for cassava - a woody shrub with an edible root.

Organised by the Centre for Management Technology (CMT), the 3rd Starch World conference will address the issues surrounding the starch industry and the role it plays in an increasing bio-economy.

What will the conference include?
The conference will feature a range of talks pertaining to the global outlook of cassava including:

- a world carbohydrate outlook and what is means for cassava

 (Simon Bentley, director, LMC International will analyse the global carbohydrate markets, grain prices and how the shortage in carbo is creating an interest in cassava


- can Indonesia's cassava industry rise up to the challenge?

(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 will unravel Indonesia's cassava future as well as government plans to support this industry)

- cassava starch processing improvement efforts at DuPont IB
(looking at recent industry leading advances in enzymatic cassava starch processing with lower energy consumption)

A site visit to a cassava plantation and starch factory in Bogor, Indonesia is also planned.

When/where is the conference?
3rd Starch World will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 17 - 18 February 2014.

For more information and to register, visit the CMT website here...

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