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Advances in Sugar Crop Processing and Conversion (ASCPC) will focus on sugar products and technologies that have specific applications in sugar and specialty chemical manufacturing markets.


The conference objective is to exchange information on new sugar crop commodities, process development, and conversion technologies, as well as to promote the use of sugar crops (sugarcane, sweet sorghum, and sugar/energy beet) as a sustainable renewable resource for processing and conversion into food, energy, and chemicals.


"ASCPC" covers a diverse range of research areas:

  • Sugarcane | Sweet Sorghum | Sugar/Energy Beets
  • Processing | Conversion | Analysis
  • Industrial Sugar Production
  • Bio-production of Fuels and Chemicals
  • Economics and Industrial Policy
  • New Technologies
  • Feedstock Supply, Quality, and Storage
  • Microbial Contamination Control and Management
  • Industrial Troubleshooting /Manufacturing Concerns
  • Quality Assurance for Consumer End-Goals
  • Sugar Crop Payment Systems


The goal of this conference is to improve the quality and use of agricultural sugar commodities and the sustainability of these industries by providing a platform for stakeholders and industry leaders to liaise directly with USDA-ARS and other technical leaders, and to report research and recent developments that benefit the sugarcane, sweet sorghum, sugar beet, and energy beets industries.


$450 Early Registration until January 15, 2016

$500 rate throughout conference

$160/night room block until February 15, 2016

Just mention the code, ASCPC Conference upon hotel registration for this lodging price.

Guest Registrations are also available for spouses, friends, and children!

Also accepting abstracts for posters and oral presentations.

Peer-reviewed Proceedings

Best Oral and Poster Awards!


Last Modified: 1/27/2017
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