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Strategies to adapt sugar production to changes in raw materials and diversification

July 4 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Florida, Valle del Cauca Colombia
+57 322 6746944 – WhatsApp

During the event, we will talk about:

Feasible technologies to adapt processes to the changes in raw materials that the sector has been experiencing and promote manufacturing performance, in addition to promoting diversification alternatives.

Who is it for:

  • Sugar mill professionals and technicians interested in improving production and exploring new opportunities for agro-industrial diversification.

Enrollment and registration process

  • The training is private registry, with quota limited.
  • An email will be sent with the invitation to participants.
  • On the day and time of the event, show up at the event location with the QR ticket that arrived in your email.


Cyril Leenhardt

MSc, CEO Applexion Americas (United States)

Senior executive, MSc from Paris Sud-Saclay University with experience in purification processes for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology products, working with the sugar industry for the last 10 years. ion with existing sugar products. Cyril is a member of SBE (AIChE), ISBT, SIT, ASSCT and ISO.

Jessica Lenis April

Process Engineer, Technical Sales Manager Applexion (United States)

Chemical engineer graduated from The City College of New York (CUNY). She initially began working as a Research Assistant for Procter & Gamble, primarily studying the interactions of particles found in different personal care products. 

Hector Osuna

PhD, Chemical Engineer, Applexion R&D Manager (France)

Chemical engineer with experience in process modeling, reaction engineering and separation sciences. He graduated from the CPE Lyon School of Engineering (Lyon, France) with a specialization in chemical engineering and obtained his PhD from the University of Lyon (UCB Lyon1, France). He worked at Novasep as an expert in modeling and simulation of chromatographic processes for pharmacy, biopharmaceutical and industrial biotechnology. He contributed to laboratory scale and proof of concept of innovative multi-column processes.

Philippe Czelusniak

Applexion Process Engineer (Brazil)

Bioprocess Engineer and Biotechnologist with 20 years of experience and solid knowledge in biochemical and microbiological processes. Phelipe joined Applexion in 2018. He has experience as an R&D leader in scaling up biotechnological and sugar purification processes.

Joao-Carlos Marcondes

Mr. Mechanical Engineer, President Reverflux Applexion (Brazil)

Senior mechanical engineer with experience supplying and supporting the sugar industry for over 30 years with recognized expertise in automated self-cleaning Reverflux filtration systems. Joao has been a partner of Applexion in Brazil for more than 10 years.

Andres Rios

Local representative, Tekniikan Applexion Director (Colombia)

Cristian Sanchez

Process Engineer, Technical Sales Manager, Fives (France)

Cristian has 7 years of experience in the sugar industry. His career began as a process engineer for sugar and alcohol processes, subsequently taking on other roles as a commissioning manager before taking on his current role as a commercial engineer at Fives FCB.

Stephania Imbachi Ordoñez

Chemical engineer, R&D, Audubon Sugar Institute / LSU (United States)

Chemical engineer graduated from the Universidad del Valle. Currently, she works as a research instructor at the Audubon Sugar Institute, in the United States, where she leads projects focused on improving sugar production processes in Louisiana.

Alexander Mata

Chemical Engineer, Industrial Manager, Asequima (Costa Rica)

Responsible for efficiently directing the production of the liquid sugar plant at Liga Agrícola Industrial de la Caña de Azúcar (LAICA), managing the available resources in a balanced manner and meeting the requirements of the company's largest industrial clients. In addition, Alex is dedicated to advising companies on the environmental, chemical and sanitary design of food plants. He is also a Professor of Health Sciences courses at different Universities, UCR, UNED, UIA, University of San José.


July 4
8: 00 am - 4: 00 pm
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