Held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Edible Applications Technology

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Health and Nutrition


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Industrial Oil Products

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Lipid Oxidation and Quality

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Processing


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Protein and Co-Products

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Surfactants and Detergents

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Analytical

Accelerated Methods Versus Storage Trials to Study Oxidative Stability in Omega-3 Rich Oils
(Joint session with the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division)
Session Chairpersons: Rick Della Porta, PepsiCo, Inc., USA; and Charlotte Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

This session discusses different methods to evaluate oxidative stability in omega-3 rich oils and products containing omega-3 oils. The session focuses on accelerated methods versus storage trials but also covers other topics such as volatile oxidation markers for omega-3 fatty acids oxidation, how to analyze lipid oxidation in phospholipid rich omega-3 preparations (e.g., krill oil), and strategies to protect omega-3 rich oils (antioxidants, encapsulation and packaging).  

Advanced Methods of Analysis, including Lipidomics
Session Chairpersons: W. Craig Byrdwell, USDA, ARS, USA; and Arun S. Moorthy, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Authentication of High Value Oils, including Olive Oil
Session Chairpersons: Selina C. Wang, University of California-Davis, USA and Luisito Cercaci, Pompeian Inc., USA

This session focuses on developments of advanced, novel and rapid chemical methods to differentiate geographical origins and detect authenticity of high-value oil such as olive and avocado. Application and future adaptation will also be discussed.

Cannabis Methods
(Joint session with the AOCS Canadian Section)
Session Chairpersons: Jonathan Curtis, University of Alberta, Canada; and Suzanne M. Budge, Dalhousie University, Canada

This session features presentations from invited speakers who are involved in the development and delivery of analytical methods relating to the measurement of components of cannabis and cannabis-related products. The speakers will highlight diverse aspects of the emerging field of cannabis analysis with applications in research and production.

Dutton Award- Selected Presentations
Session Chairperson: J. Thomas Brenna, Cornell University, USA

General Analytical
Session Chairpersons: Walter Vetter, Hohenheim University, Germany; and David Pinkston, Archer Daniels Midland Co., USA

High Oleic and Omega-3 Canola Oils
Session Chairperson: Lisa Clement, Cargill Inc. USA

Customers are demanding healthier foods, which require oils containing essential fatty acids and superior technological characteristics, such as frying performance. In response to this demand, industry developed novel varieties of canola oil, including high oleic canola and omega-3 canola. This session addresses the nutrients, contaminants and challenges in the processing of high oleic and omega-3 canola oils.

Methods to Determine Rancidity Factors Affecting Food Nutritional Values, Quality and Stability 
(Joint session with the Lipid Oxidation and Quality Division)
Session Chairpersons: B.J. Bench, Tyson Foods, USA: and David Johnson, Kalsec, USA

This session aims to discuss analytical and sensory techniques used to quantify rancidity as it relates to food quality and stability. Rancidity can have a significant negative impact on the overall quality of a food product, ultimately leading to decreased shelf life and financial loss. Examples of rancidity come in many forms, but the major components are lipid oxidation and protein degradation. An important aspect of developing strategies to delay rancidity, is the ability to measure the components of the reactions leading to product change over time.

Polar Lipids, including Phospholipids 
(Joint session with the Phospholipid Division)
Session Chairpersons: Francesca Giuffrida, Nestle, Switzerland; and Swapnil Jadhav, Archer Daniels Midland Co., USA

Proposed Updates to AOCS Official Methods
Session Chairpersons: Scott Bloomer, AOCS, USA and Susan Seegers, Bunge North America, USA

Rapid, Spectroscopic and Spectrometric Methods
Session Chairpersons: Magdi Mossoba, US, FDA, USA; and Herdis Adams, Archer Daniels Midland Co., USA

The use of traditional targeted quantitative methodologies, particularly chromatographic methods, is oftentimes consuming and inappropriate for the high-throughput screening needed today in many areas such as authentication or regulatory verification of quality and purity of fat and oil matrices. Although a targeted analytical method can detect a given analyte with high sensitivity and specificity, unknown compounds, such as contaminants or intentional adulterants, cannot be detected in this manner. This session addresses the urgent demand for rapid, untargeted screening analytical tools, particularly those based on spectral methods in conjunction with chemometrics.

Recent Advances in Assessing Quality of Protein Products
Session Chairpersons: Sneh Bhandari, Merieux, USA; and Keshun Liu, USDA, ARS, USA

The demand for plant proteins has been increasing for the last few years, as the food industry introduces new products and ingredients using different plant sources and consumers are increasingly looking for healthy, sustainable foods. This session provides updates on the latest advances in quality assessment of new and existing protein products as well as complementary protein mixtures.

Trace Contaminants
Session Chairpersons: Jessica Beekman, US, FDA, USA; and Jan Kuhlmann, SGS Germany GmbH, Germany

Analytical Poster Session
Session Chairperson: Ali Reza Fardin Kia, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, USA

Biotechnology

Biobased Surfactants
(Joint session with the Surfactants and Detergents Division)
Session Chairpersons: Douglas Hayes, University of Tennessee, USA; and George A. Smith, Sasol, USA

Interest in biobased surfactants continues to increase yearly. This session focuses on research and development of biobased surfactants in detergents, personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, environmental remediation and other applications.

Biorenewable Polymers 
(Joint session with the Industrial Oil Products Division)

Session Chairpersons: Richard Ashby, USDA, ARS, ERRC, USA; and Timothy Abraham, Cargill Inc., USA

Plastic waste disposal is quickly becoming a world-wide issue because of the recalcitrant nature of petroleum-based plastics towards degradation. This session focuses on the synthesis and characterization of unique biopolymers derived from renewable and/or lipid-based precursors that mimic, if not improve, the mechanical properties demonstrated by petroleum-based polymers, thus making these biopolymers more appealing in widespread applications. 

Emerging Biotechnological Developments in Lipids
Session Chairpersons: Hans Christian Holm, Novozymes A/S, Denmark; and Zheng Guo, Aarhus University, Denmark 

Biotechnology is steadily gaining traction because its mild processing and avoidance of by-product formation is favorable for sustainable production of high-quality lipids. This session highlights recent developments in the use of biotechnology to improve production processes and product quality.

Emerging Biotechnological Developments in Protein
(Joint session with the Protein and Co-Products Division)
Session Chairpersons: Long (Joe) Zou, Bunge Creative Solutions Center, USA; and Baraem Ismail, University of Minnesota, USA

Plant-based and animal-free proteins are trending in the food industry to meet consumers' dietary preference and sustainability pursuit. To address the opportunities, this session discusses advanced research in improving the yield, nutritional quality, flavor and functionality of proteins by leveraging biotechnological tools.

Functional Lipids — Biocatalysis I
Session Chairpersons: Masashi Hosokawa, Hokkaido University, Japan; and Byung Hee Kim, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea
Session Chairpersons: In-Hwan Kim, Korea University, Republic of Korea; and Shigenobu Kishino, Kyoto University Japan

This session discusses advanced research for molecular design of structure and functional lipids as well as the effect of functional lipids on health. Lipid structure is very important for functional expression. As a key technology to produce functional lipids, enzymatic reaction and gene regulation of biosynthesis attracts attention.

Oleochemicals — Biocatalysis II
Session Chairpersons: Jun Ogawa, Kyoto University, Japan; and Lu-Kwang Ju, University of Akron, USA

This session emphasizes the introduction of new starting materials and products that are oils or oil-related materials. Oleochemicals are important materials for modern society; their properties and production processes are closely related to the progress of biocatalysis, which is a key tool for realizing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Papers presenting novel bioprocesses for producing oleochemicals by biocatalysis, e.g., using free or immobilized cells or enzymes for fermentation and/or microbial conversion in aqueous or non-aqueous systems, are welcome. These methodologies create environmentally friendly products and processes for the future of the oleochemical industry.

Plant and Algae Lipid Biotechnology and Genomics
Session Chairpersons: Jay Shockey, USDA, ARS, ERRC, USA; and Timothy Durrett, Kansas State University, USA

Plants and algae have shown immense potential as bio-based factories for producing numerous value-added products. Key among them are biofuels, oils and other related lipids. Speakers in this session will discuss exciting new progress in the field of lipid biotechnology, highlighting the various types of products being produced and the future potential for applying these products in industrial and consumer markets.

Biotechnology Poster Session
Session Chairpersons: Yomi Watanabe, Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, Japan; and Sarah Willett, USA
The poster session will feature both specific and broad-range topics of lipid-based biotechnology. Students who are presenting a poster will be considered for an opportunity to present their research in a 5-minute “elevator talk” during the general poster session.

Edible Application Technology

Crystallization Behavior of Fats and Oils
Session Chairpersons: Eckhard Flöter, Technical University of Berlin, Germany; and Gianfranco Mazzanti, Dalhousie University, Canada
 
Crystallization is one of the cornerstones of lipid chemistry. This session discusses the fundamentals of fat crystallization through basic principles, recent findings, latest analytical tools, modelling systems and so forth.

Emerging Sources of Proteins for Food and Feed Applications
(Joint session with the Protein and Co-Products Division)
Session Chairpersons: Andrea Liceaga, Purdue University, USA; Lamia L'Hocine, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; and Naina Shah, PepsiCo, USA

This session addresses the opportunities and challenges associated with non-traditional, emerging protein sources, including plant and non-plant proteins. Topics include the nutritional, techno-functional, and bioactive quality of the proteins; food and feed applications; and safety and allergenicity.

Implication of Lipid Structuring in Food Application  
Session Chairpersons: Nuria C. Acevedo, Iowa State University, USA; and Elena Dibildox Alvarado, UASLP-FCQ, Mexico

Application of fat crystallization can be seen in all segments of the food industry. This session discusses the implication and utilization of fat crystallization in food applications for textural and organoleptic attributes, including role of fat selection, role of food ingredients and effect of food processing on product structuring for confectionery, bakery, margarines, ice cream, and so forth.

Novel Phospholipids: Pharmaceutical, Functional and Edible Applications
(Joint session with the Phospholipid Division)
Session Chairpersons: Ernesto Hernandez, Advanced Lipid Consultants, USA; and Serpil Metin, Cargill, USA

This session focuses on novel phospholipids and their applications, such as functional ingredients, natural emulsifiers, and wetting and dispersing agents in food products. In addition, this session discusses phospholipids as ingredients, excipients, or carriers in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical formulations and new products, such as specialized drug delivery systems.

Phase Transition and Interfacial Phenomena in Complex Food Systems
Session Chairpersons: Filip Van Bockstaele, Ghent University, Belgium; and Andrew Gravelle, University of Guelph, Canada

This session focuses on the multi-scale structuring of multicomponent foods and its influence on functionality, particularly the role of surfaces and interfaces on relevant phenomena such as phase transitions, rheology and structure formation. Examples include gels, emulsions and foams. Speakers will discuss industry-relevant topics such as clean label formulations, natural ingredients and optimized structure formulation.

Structuring of Liquid Oils for Low SAFA and Non-trans Applications
Session Chairpersons: Karel Hrncirik, Upfield, The Netherlands; and Sarah Willett, USA

The removal of trans fat and reduction of saturated fats have encouraged the study of alternatives for structuring vegetable oils. This session discusses the compounds and techniques proposed for structuring liquid oils or emulsions and the physicochemical and/or functional properties of these systems. The session includes studies using edible waxes, wax esters, phospholipids, cellulose derivatives, etc., and using principles of lipid gel formation.

Edible Applications Technology Poster Session

Health and Nutrition

Health Benefits and Controversy of Edible Oils and Their Derived Supplements
Session Chairpersons: Samia Mezouari, Research & Consulting, FoodScience R&D, Canada; and Ernesto Hernandez, Advanced Lipid Consultants, USA
 
The range of edible oils linked to health benefits is becoming increasingly important in the market. Consequently, the proliferation of numerous different fatty acid supplements has replaced natural sources of bioactive molecules. This session aims to reframe the meaning of a healthy edible oil by redefining the role of its fatty acids profile in maintaining well-being. Presentations on topics such as the health effects of omega-3 and their limitations, dietary supplements based on edible oils, and nutraceuticals between therapy and prevention are welcome.

Dietary Cannabinoids and Health
Session Chairpersons: Eileen Bailey Hall, DSM Nutritional Products, USA; and Bob Ward, Utah State University, USA

This session highlights some of the leading research on dietary cannabinoids and health. The health benefits of cannabinoids are an exciting area of research. Preparations form cannabis have been used in medicine for millennia. Numerous diseases, such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome, Alzheimer's disease), epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity, and metabolic syndrome-related disorders, to name just a few, are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabinoid-related compounds.

General Health and Nutrition and Awards
Session Chairpersons: Ignacio Vieitez, UdelaR, Uruguay; and Amanda Wright, University of Guelph, Canada 

This session is dedicated to up-to-date, high-quality research relevant to the broad field of lipid metabolism and health. Studies of interest cover all aspects of experimental nutrition, physiology and biochemistry in humans and animals, as well as in vitro and in silico studies unveiling the mechanisms of lipid physiology in human health.

Health Benefits of Food Proteins and Peptides
(Joint session with the Protein and Co-Products Division)
Session Chairpersons: Kaustuv Majumder, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA; and Hitomi Kumagai, Nihon University , Japan

This session provides a brief overview of the current scientific knowledge, future research directions and commercial application of food proteins and peptides in human nutrition. Food protein-derived peptides and amino acids are well known for their nutritional value. Recent studies have demonstrated that dietary proteins, specifically protein-derived peptides, can modulate physiological functions and exhibit health-beneficial biological activity above and beyond their known nutritional value. This topic has attracted significant commercial attention around the world, especially with the upsurge of using plant-derived proteins and proteins from alternative food sources.

Neurological Health Issues and Vegetable and Marine Oils
Session Chairpersons: Richard Bazinet, University of Toronto, Canada; Ameer Taha, University of California, Davis, USA; and Stephen Cunnane, University of Sherbrooke, Canada

This session highlights the latest research on brain health and dietary lipids. Lipids, in particular, play structural and functional roles in neurons. Lipid metabolism within the brain is tightly regulated to maintain neuronal structure and function and may signal nutrient status to modulate metabolism in key peripheral tissues such as the liver. However, the manipulation of lifestyle factors such as dietary interventions may represent a successful therapeutic approach to maintain and preserve brain health along lifespan as well as gut-brain communication.

Health and Nutrition Poster Session
Poster Chairpersons: Samia Mezouari, Research & Consulting, FoodScience R&D, Canada; and Hongbing Fan, University of Alberta, Canada 

Industrial Oil Products

Biofuels
(Joint session with the Processing Division)
Session Chairpersons: William Blake Hendrix, Desmet Ballestra, USA; and Bob Dunn, USDA, ARS, NCAUR, USA

This session investigates recent advances in biofuels production. Biofuels produced from oils, fats or by-products of the oil plants value chain can offer sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, biomass pre-treatment, enzymatic and catalytic processing, thermochemistry, carbon footprint analysis, optimization of biofuels, new feedstocks, chemical structure-property relationships, and fuel properties.

Biorenewable Polymers
(Joint session with the Biotechnology Division)
Session Chairpersons: Richard Ashby, USDA, ARS, ERRC, USA; and Timothy Abraham, Cargill Inc., USA

Plastic waste disposal is quickly becoming a world-wide issue because of the recalcitrant nature of petroleum-based plastics towards degradation. This session focuses on the synthesis and characterization of unique biopolymers derived from renewable and/or lipid-based precursors that mimic, if not improve, the mechanical properties demonstrated by petroleum-based polymers, thus making these biopolymers more appealing in widespread applications. 

Catalysis and Green Chemistry
Session Chairperson: Helen Ngo, USDA, ARS, ERRC, USA

This session covers the design of catalytic processes using organic, organometallic and inorganic catalysts to create sustainable or renewable products that reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous substances. Other contributions illustrating novel green chemistry concepts applied to the industrial application of fats and oils are welcome.

New Uses of Glycerin
Session Chairperson: Franck Dumeignil, Lille University, France

This session deals with current progress in the value-added processing and valorization of glycerin. The addressed topics comprise chemical, biochemical, thermochemical, and catalytic upgrading of purified and raw glycerin. Papers dealing with economical, life-cycle analysis and process design dimensions of glycerin upgrading technologies are also welcome.

Sustainable Methods for Producing Oleochemicals
Session Chairpersons: Dharma Kodali, University of Minnesota; and Darrell L. Sparks, Mississippi State University, USA

This session focuses on chemical modifications of fats and oils to create value-added products and applications, including novel chemical/biological synthesis pathways, replacement/reduction of environmentally harsh reagents or wastes, or use of new feedstocks that promote the sustainability of existing technologies. 

Industrial Oil Products Poster Session

Lipid Oxidation and Quality

Accelerated Methods Versus Storage Trials to Study Oxidative Stability in Omega-3 Rich Oils
 (Joint with the Analytical Division)
Session Chairpersons: Rick Della Porta, PepsiCo, Inc., USA; and Charlotte Jacobsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

This session discusses different methods to evaluate oxidative stability in omega-3 rich oils and products containing omega-3 oils. The session focuses on accelerated methods versus storage trials but also covers other topics such as volatile oxidation markers for omega-3 fatty acids oxidation, how to analyze lipid oxidation in phospholipid rich omega-3 preparations (e.g., krill oil), and strategies to protect omega-3 rich oils (antioxidants, encapsulation and packaging).  

Antioxidant Mechanism and Activity
Session Chairpersons: Fereidoon Shahidi, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; and Marc Pignitter, University of Vienna, Austria

To arrest lipid oxidation in lipid-containing foods, antioxidants may render different activities and follow different mechanisms of action depending on the system in which they are present. This session intends to provide a state-of-the-art update on the subject with respect to food quality, preservation, mode of action and potential health effects of antioxidants. 

Development of Novel Antioxidants
Session Chairpersons: Cindy Tian, Kalsec Inc., USA; and Usha Thiyam-Holländer, University of Manitoba, Canada

Antioxidants have been used to stabilize oils and food products for years. However, as consumers' standards for ingredients and food quality get increasingly stringent, the demand for novel and effective antioxidant solutions becomes higher than ever. This session invites experts to share thoughts and research on development of new antioxidants, including new solutions for complex food systems, antioxidants for emerging new foods, high-performing natural antioxidants, novel methods to produce antioxidants and new forms of antioxidants with improved performance. The session aims to provide useful information for food manufacturers to meet today's challenge in stabilizing oils and food.

Frying Oil: Industry Perspective and Novel Solutions
Session Chairpersons: HongSik Hwang, USDA, ARS, NCAUR, USA; Chandra Ankolekar, Kemin Industries Inc., USA; and Mitchell Culler, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Although research has provided the industry with significant information about stabilizing frying oil and fried food, there is still a considerable gap between fundamental research and commercial applications. This session focuses on commercially viable solutions to the industry, the practical application of current technologies, and novel methods to prevent oxidation of frying oil and fried food.

Methods to Determine Rancidity Factors Affecting Food Nutritional Values, Quality and Stability
(Joint session with the Analytical Division)
Session Chairpersons: B.J. Bench, Tyson Foods, USA: and David Johnson, Kalsec, USA

This session aims to discuss analytical and sensory techniques used to quantify rancidity as it relates to food quality and stability. Rancidity can have a significant negative impact on the overall quality of a food product, ultimately leading to decreased shelf life and financial loss. Examples of rancidity come in many forms, but the major components are lipid oxidation and protein degradation. An important aspect of developing strategies to delay rancidity, is the ability to measure the components of the reactions leading to product change over time. 

Oxidation in Pet Food and Animal Feed
Session Chairpersons: Lan Ban, Kemin Industries Inc., USA; Namal Senanayake, CFS North America, LLC, USA; and Min Hu, Du Pont Nutrition & Health, USA

This session focuses on the detection, mechanistic studies and prevention strategies of oxidation in pet food, rendered ingredients and animal feed. It also covers topics such as novel methods to analyze oxidation, new insights in the mechanism of lipid oxidation and its impact on food/feed ingredients, the physiological impact of oxidized food/feed, and new ingredients and methods to enhance oxidative stability. While animal feed and pet food suppliers have been utilizing the strategies that were developed for human food, it is important to tailor the methods of oxidation prevention, which requires further scientific investigations on the ingredients and processes that are common to animal feed, rendering and pet food manufacturing.  

Lipid Oxidation and Quality Poster Session

Phospholipid

Novel Phospholipids: Pharmaceutical, Functional and Edible Applications
(Joint session with the Edible Applications Technology Division)
Session Chairpersons: Ernesto Hernandez, Advanced Lipid Consultants, USA; and Serpil Metin, Cargill, USA

This session focuses on novel phospholipids and their applications, such as functional ingredients, natural emulsifiers, and wetting and dispersing agents in food products. In addition, this session discusses phospholipids as ingredients, excipients, or carriers in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical formulations and new products, such as specialized drug delivery systems.

Polar Lipids, including Phospholipids
(Joint session with the Analytical Division)
Session Chairpersons: Francesca Giuffrida, Nestle, Switzerland; and Swapnil Jadhav, Archer Daniels Midland Co., USA

Sustainable Processing and Fractionation for Novel Phospholipids
Session Chairpersons: Ozan Ciftci, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA; and Zachary Cooper, USA

Phospholipid Divisions Poster Session
Poster Session Chairperson:
Phospholipids division poster session invites all original research and development related to phospholipids in discovery, manufacturing, application and analytical.

Processing

Biofuels
(Joint session with the Industrial Oil Products Division)
Session Chairpersons: William Blake Hendrix, Desmet Ballestra, USA; and Bob Dunn, USDA, ARS, NCAUR, USA 

This session investigates recent advances in biofuels production. Biofuels produced from oils, fats or by-products of the oil plants value chain can offer sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, biomass pre-treatment, enzymatic and catalytic processing, thermochemistry, carbon footprint analysis, optimization of biofuels, new feedstocks, chemical structure-property relationships, and fuel properties.

Contaminants
Session Chairpersons: Uwe Nienaber, DSM Nutritional Products, USA; and Veronique Barthet, Canadian Grain Commission, Canada

This session focuses on contaminants relevant to current process practices, mitigation strategies and regulatory aspects. Contaminants comprise environmental pollutants such as heavy metals, pesticides, PCBs, dioxins or PAHs, and process contaminants such as 3-MCPD- and glycidol esters, mineral oil hydrocarbons, and phthalates. Examples of current and new practices applied to seed conditioning, seed preparation, extraction, degumming, physical refining, alkali refining, bleaching, short-path evaporation, deodorization, interesterification, fractionation and fractional distillation will be presented in this session.

Food Safety
Session Chairperson: Nurhan T. Dunford, Oklahoma State University, USA

This session focuses on topics related to contaminants relevant to current processes, practices and equipment design. Good manufacturing practices for seed conditioning and preparation, extraction, oil refining, bleaching, deodorization, inter-esterification, fractionation and storage will be discussed. Regulations related to food and feed safety will also be highlighted during this session.

General Processing
Session Chairpersons: Rich Clough, Texas A&M University, USA; and Mohammad Alam, Texas A&M University, USA

In this session, key speakers from industry and academia will present on new technological breakthroughs (equipment and software), with topics covering the entire oil processing-chain. Presentation and discussions will focus on reducing operating expense, increasing profit margin, improving oil quality and valorizing co-products.

High Oleic and Omega-3 Canola Oils
(Joint session with the Analytical Division)
Session Chairperson: Lisa Clement, Cargill Inc., USA

Processing ABC’s — Part I
(from seed processing to crude oil)
Session Chairpersons: William Younggreen, Alfa Laval Inc., USA; and Rich Barton, N. Hunt Moore & Associates Inc., USA

This session focuses on how oilseeds are processed and on integrating developing technologies with current process practices. Key speakers will cover areas of refining, bleaching, deodorization, interesterification and fractionation. The topics in this session are broad-based and developed for academics, superintendents and managers interested in understanding the management of an oil processing plant.
Note: Normal restrictions on the use of product trade names and logos are suspended, so that presenters can freely discuss commercial aspects and opportunities of their products.

Processing ABC’s — Part II
(from crude oil to refined products)
Session Chairpersons: Darren Litle, Arisdyne Systems Inc., USA and John Mulholland, N. Hunt Moore & Associates, Inc., USA

This session focuses on how oil and fats are processed and on integrating developing technologies with current practices. Key speakers will cover areas of degumming, refining, bleaching, dewaxing, deodorization, interesterification and fractionation. The topics in this session are broad-based and developed for academics, superintendents and managers interested in understanding the management of an oil processing plant.
Note: Normal restrictions on the use of product trade names and logos are suspended, so that presenters can freely discuss commercial aspects and opportunities of their products.

Processing Division Poster Session
Poster Session Chairpersons: Alan Paine, Desmet Ballestra, Belgium; and Olamide Fadairo, University of Manitoba, Canada

Protein and Co-Products

Emerging Biotechnological Developments in Protein
(Joint session with the Biotechnology Division)
Session Chairpersons: Long (Joe) Zou, Bunge Creative Solutions Center, USA; and Baraem Ismail, University of Minnesota, USA

Plant-based and animal-free proteins are trending in the food industry to meet consumers' dietary preference and sustainability pursuit. To address the opportunities, this session discusses advanced research in improving the yield, nutritional quality, flavor and functionality of proteins by leveraging biotechnological tools.

Emerging Sources of Proteins for Food and Feed Applications
(Joint session with the Edible Applications Technology Division)
Session Chairpersons: Andrea Liceaga, Purdue University, USA; Lamia L'Hocine, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; and Naina Shah, PepsiCo, USA

This session addresses the opportunities and challenges associated with non-traditional, emerging protein sources, including plant and non-plant proteins. Topics include the nutritional, techno-functional, and bioactive quality of the proteins; food and feed applications; and safety and allergenicity.

Health Benefits of Food Proteins and Peptides
(Joint session with the Health and Nutrition Division)
Session Chairpersons: Kaustuv Majumder, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA; and Hitomi Kumagai, Nihon University , Japan  

This session provides a brief overview of the current scientific knowledge, future research directions and commercial application of food proteins and peptides in human nutrition. Food protein-derived peptides and amino acids are well known for their nutritional value. Recent studies have demonstrated that dietary proteins, specifically protein-derived peptides, can modulate physiological functions and exhibit health-beneficial biological activity above and beyond their known nutritional value. This topic has attracted significant commercial attention around the world, especially with the upsurge of using plant-derived proteins and proteins from alternative food sources.

Protein-based Hydrocolloids for Food and Biomedical Applications
Session Chairpersons: Lingyun Chen, University of Alberta, Canada; and Chibuike Udenigwe, University of Ottawa, Canada

Protein-based hydrocolloids provide excellent emulsifying, foaming and gelling properties. This session focuses on current techniques to develop novel protein-based hydrocolloids for improved food stability, texture and quality. Their non-food applications will be presented as well, such as novel delivery systems and biomedical materials.

Protein Interaction with Food Components
Session Chairpersons: Apollinaire Tsopmo, Carleton University, Canada; and Hongbing Fan, University of Alberta, Canada 

This session encourages submissions from researchers whose innovative work is advancing our understanding of protein and peptide interactions with other food components such as polysaccharides, lipids, phytochemicals, etc. This may include changes in protein and peptide structures, textures, functionality, bioactivity and bioavailability.

Special Session: Lifetime Achievement Award and Lecture / Graduate Student Oral Competition
Session Chairpersons: Janitha Wanasundara, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada; and Buddhi Lamsal, Iowa State University, USA
Pending

Sustainable Technologies for Protein Extraction and Ingredient Impacts
Session Chairpersons: Hui Wang, Iowa State University, USA; and Mian Riaz, Texas A&M University, USA 

This session focuses on sustainable technologies for protein extraction and their effect on protein functionalities such as solubility, dispersability, texturization, etc. Technologies covered in this session include dry milling, membrane separation, enzyme modification and traditional wet processing. In addition, this session includes the trend of green technologies, less processing, and clean labelling in vegetable protein processing and applications.

Protein and Co-Products Poster
Poster Session Chairpersons: Mila Hojilla Evangelista, ARS, USDA, USA; Nandika Bandara, Dalhousie University, Canada; and Navam Hettiarchchy, University of Arkansas, USA

Surfactants and Detergents

Additives (cleaning)
Session Chairpersons: David Stott, Sun Products Corporation, USA; and Robert Nolles, Cosun Biobased Products, USA
Pending

Analytical Trace Components
Session Chairperson: Suhkwan Soontravanich, Ecolab, USA; and Scott Backer, Dow Chemical Co., USA

Trace component analysis has become an important topic in both consumer and I&I industries because of more restrictive regulations. This session focuses on analytical techniques for quantifying residual surfactants and other trace components, as well as methods and strategies to minimize residual components. The session also reviews recent and pending regulatory changes and broad industry trends that impact trace component analysis.

Biobased Surfactants
(Joint session with the Biotechnology Division)
Session Chairpersons: George A. Smith, Sasol, USA; and Douglas Hayes, University of Tennessee, USA 

Interest in biobased surfactants continues to increase yearly. This session focuses on research and development of biobased surfactants in detergents, personal care products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, foods, environmental remediation and other applications.

Dispersants (inks, dyes, construction)
Session Chairpersons: Robert McGuire, BASF Corp., USA; and Saiid Mohammed, Evonik Industries, USA

This session covers dispersants and the core properties that drive formulation and processing improvements in a variety of applications. Topics include functional chemistry, mode of action and real-world applications of dispersants.

General Surfactants & Detergents I & II
Session Chairpersons: Brian Grady, University of Oklahoma, USA; and Julian Barnes, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., The Netherlands
Session Chairpersons: Douglas Hayes, University of Tennessee, USA; and Martin Severance, Dow Chemical Co., USA

These sessions cover recent progress in the research and development of surfactants and detergents, including their preparation, purification, characterization and application.

HLD/NAC 
Session Chairpersons: Edgar Acosta, University of Toronto, Canada; and Sanja Natali, ExxonMobil Chemistry, USA

The hydrophilic lipophilic deviation (HLD) and the net-average curvature (NAC) are becoming common tools in the arsenal of the surfactant formulator. This session includes invited talks from industry and academia presenting an introductory overview of these concepts and their application in a wide range of fields, including, oilfield chemistry, agrochemical, cleaning, detergents, cosmetics and pharmaceutical formulations.

Next Generation
Session Chairpersons: Andrew Guttentag, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., USA; and Mark Sivik, Procter & Gamble Co., Inc., USA
Pending

Oil & Gas
Session Chairpersons: Jean-Louis Salager, University of the Andes, Venezuela; and Paschalis Alexandridis, University of Buffalo, USA
This session focuses on the applications of surfactants in multiphase systems for oil and gas production and refining, such as injection of water or gas in reservoirs, enhanced oil recovery by lowering the interfacial tension, crude oil dehydration and dewatering by using demulsifiers, single-or multiple-phase perforation fluids and their cleaning, oil reservoir wettability changes with surfactants, etc. This session includes fundamental and applied issues including nano-, micro- and macoremulstions to make fuels as well as fluid foam or solid isolating polystyrene foam for liquid gas tankers.

Personal Care
Session Chairpersons: Tony O'Lenick, Siltech Corp., USA; and Hongwei Shen, Colgate-Palmolive Co., USA
This session features two keynote speakers who will describe hair and skin and explain the needs for consumer acceptable cosmetic formulations. Each keynote will be followed by presentations that describe novel products that provide mild conditioning or cleansing of either hair or skin. Natural and biodegradable materials are preferred.

Preservatives
Session Chairpersons: Nancy Falk, Clorox Services Co., USA; and Juan Goncalves, Diversey Inc., USA
This session addresses technologies, trends and opportunities related to organic or benign synthetic ingredients with preservative properties for cosmetics and toiletries. Presentations will help attendees navigate stricter regulations, the consolidation of naturally occurring antimicrobial ingredients, the rise in ethical consumerism and opportunities for differentiation.

Regulatory
Session Chairpersons: Yvon Durant, Itaconix Corporation, USA; and Kathy Stanton, American Cleaning Institute, USA
This session focuses on regulatory challenges created by changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the United States and the reliance of the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation on non-animal safety testing and consumers' social network influences. Attendees will learn how to respond to new demands for increased transparency in raw material sourcing and product labeling.

Surfactants and Detergents Poster Session
Poster Session Chairperson: Julian Barnes, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., The Netherlands