Short Courses


AOCS Short Courses take place at Rosen Shingle Creek prior to the AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases.


Analytical Methods for R&D, Product Quality Control, and On-line Process Control/Refinery Optimizations

Saturday and Sunday | May 2–3, 2015


This course provides an overview of various analytical methods used to assess the quality of oils and fats, process control, and refinery optimization. Learn more about this course.


Fundamentals of Edible Oil Processing

Saturday | May 2, 2015


This program offers an overview of oils and fats chemistry, processing steps, and product development as related to product quality. Speakers from industry and academia will discuss unit operations and parameters necessary to assure a final quality product. Learn more about this course.


Update on New Technologies and Processes in Oils and Fats

Sunday | May 3, 2015


Throughout this program topics discussed will include: energy savings and waste water reduction in oils and fats as well as increasing productivity as it relates to soybean, sunflower, corn, palm, and other tropical oils. Learn more about this course.


Novel Cosmetic Surfactant Systems: Design and Application

Sunday | May 3, 2015


This course will provide an overview of newly-emerging materials, technologies, and design methods related to surfactant systems that are relevant to the cosmetics industry. Learn more about this course.

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