Experts will debate today about the flexibility and diversification of the sugar agroindustry in Mexico, Brazil and Cuba, considering the common aspects and particularities of each country.
This is the main objective of the Seventh Meeting of the Association of Sugar Technicians of Cuba (ATAC) and the Association of Sugar Technicians of Mexico (ATAM), said a statement about that forum.
According to the text, the goal is to achieve a space for analysis, reflection and exchange of experiences that will contribute to the reorientation and development of productive chains of co-products and derivatives, in an efficient and effective that way, under the current conditions, take into account the needs of the sugarcane agriculture that supports them.
Two technical panels will be held, the first of which will highlight the debate on sugarcane agroindustry in Mexico and Cuba, characteristics, current situation, problems, expectations for development.
The second will discuss the use of derivatives in Mexico, Brazil and Cuba. The background of industrialization (bagasse, cachaça, sugar and honey and waste).
It also includes factors that restrict the development of various products. Current state of productive diversity. Development expectations.
This meeting will end on Saturday with a visit to the tomb of the famous Cuban scientist Álvaro Reynoso, in the Colón necropolis, and a visit to the Cuban Institute for Research on Sugarcane Derivatives (Icidca).
It was sponsored by the National Sugar Training Center (CNCA), National Sugar Cane Research Institute (Inica), Icidca, Economic Society of Friends of the Country (SEAP) and the Azcuba sugar business group.
Experts agree that the use of sugar cane as a raw material for sugar, along with the diversification of its co-products, may yield more than a hundred commercial and technologically proven derivatives.
This makes this grass a source of products that contribute to solving the main problems of society, that is, energy, food, the environment and health.