Short Courses

Complete program will be available in January.

Registration Information

Fundamentals of Edible Oil Processing

Saturday, April 29
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Rosen Shingle Creek  

Organizer: Sefa Koseoglu, Filtration and Membrane World LLC, USA

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 review individual unit operations, processing conditions and their effect on minor compounds, chemistry, texture, crystallization, and nutritional quality.

Designed for:

  • Recent graduates and newcomes to oils and fats industry
  • Processors
  • Product Formulators
  • Chemists and Technicians
  • Marketers and business manager who desire to be familiar with the dible oil processing industry.

Tentative Program

Fundamentals of Oils and Fats.
Roland Verhé, Ghent University and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Belgium.

Review of Degumming and Refining Technologies.
William Younggreen, Alfa Laval Inc., USA.

Bleaching Basics and Practical Optimization.
Bary Gursky, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, USA.

Catalytic Hydrogenation of Fats and Oils.
Bert Sandee, BASF Corporation, USA.

Filtration of Edible Oils: Options, Optimization, and Economy.
Lawrence Low, PMI, Malaysia.

Fundamentals in Choice of Ingredients and Processing Parameters for Specific Crystallized Fat Products.
Pernille Gerstenberg Kirkeby, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Denmark.

Fundamentals of Emulsions and Emulsifiers or Any Oils and Fat Applications Using Emulsion Technology.
Kaustuv Bhattacharya, DuPont Nutrition & Health, Denmark.

Mechanism of Oxidation and Oil Quality Management in Frying and Cooking Oils.
Ignace Debruyne, ID&A, Belgium.

How to Use Analytical Data to Optimize a Refinery.
Chris Dayton, Bunge Global Innovation, USA.

The Role of Synthetic Amorphous Silica in Enzymatic Interesterification.
Stan Huddleston, Grace Materials Technologies, USA; and Chris Dayton, Bunge Global Innovation, USA.

What Deodorizer Is Right for You?
Paulo Telles, Crown Iron Works Company, USA.

Advanced Winterization Technology.
Harald C. Boeck, HF Press+LipidTech, Germany.

New Techniques in Edible Oil Processing and Refinery Optimization

Sunday, April 30
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Rosen Shingle Creek  

Organizer: Sefa Koseoglu, Filtration and Membrane World LLC, USA

This program offers the opportunity for experienced marketing, technical, and plant personnel to meet experts in the field to discuss their current problems and enhance their product innovation or plant operation.

Designed for:

  • Product Technicians
  • R&D Engineers
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • QA Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Process Improvement Engineers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Specialists
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Product Formulators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Processors
  • Chemists
  • Technicians

Tentative Program

Improving the Bottom Line of Oils and Fats Refining.
Ken Carlson, RBD Technologies Inc., USA.

Trends in Sustainable and Mild Oils and Fats Processing.
Wim de Greyt, Desmet Ballestra Group, Belgium.

Process Engineers Point of View: Chasing the Continuous Yield Improvements and the Toolbox Behind It.
Presenter TBA.

Update on Pressing Technology.
Harald C. Boeck, HF Press+LipidTech, Germany.

Latest Developments in Bleached Oil Filtration.
KatieJaap’t Hart, Business Development, Filtration Group BV, Netherlands.

Update on Process and Centrifuge Automation and Condition Monitoring.
Robert Zeldenrust, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Germany.

Optimizing Continuous Deodorization for Quality and Energy.
Jim Willits, Desmet Ballestra North America, USA.

Best Engineering Practices in Process Design and Automation in Vegetable Oil Processing.
Gregg Haider, Crown Iron Works Company, USA.

Waste Water Treatment Options for Edible Oil Refineries.
Robert Zeldenrust, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Germany.

Margarine and Shortening Production.
Klaus Funch Hoeyer, SPX Flow Technology, Denmark.

How to Make a Decision Between Chemical or Enzymatic Interesterification.
León Pablo Espinosa, Desmet Ballestra North America, USA.

Micronutrient Recovery from Edible Oils: Processing and Economics.
Sten Appel, Alfa Laval, Denmark.

Experimental Design and Analysis: Simple Tools to Maximize Product Performance

Sunday, April 30
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Rosen Shingle Creek  

Organizer: Arun Ramchandran, University of Toronto, Canada
In cooperation with the AOCS Surfactant and Detergent Division

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the concept of Experimental Design as it applies to formulation and mixture design. The attendees will learn how to define a design space that encompasses all variables of interest, maximize efficiency in choosing the needed experiments to populate the data set, and use statistical tools to validate experimental results and determine the suitability of the model for the application at hand. A brief refresher on the statistical concepts employed will also be provided. This course will rely heavily on examples using Microsoft Excel and Minitab.

Designed for:

  • R&D Chemists and Engineers
  • R&D Technicians
  • Technology Managers
  • QA Technicians
  • Project Engineers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Product Formulators
  • Plant Engineers
  • Processors
  • Chemists
  • Technicians