Edible Fats and Oils Processing: Basic Principles and Modern Practices

Edible Fats and Oils Processing: Basic Principles and Modern Practices

2023 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo
April 30–May 3, 2023
Colorado Convention Center | Denver, Colorado, USA

Edible Fats and Oils Processing: Basic Principles and Modern Practices

April 29-30, 2023, Denver, Colorado, USA and Online
Short course held in conjunction with the 2023 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

Course Organizers: Alan Paine, ARP Lipids Consulting, UK and Roberto Berbesi, Technical/Sales Manager LATAM and Asia, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, USA

This two-day program, presented by the AOCS Continuing Education Program, offers a high-level look at core aspects of processing edible fats and oils. It is suitable for non-chemists and people who are new to the industry as well as those with more experience who would like to refresh and update their knowledge. This hybrid course will be available in person in Denver, Colorado and online.

Day one provides an overview of fats and oils chemistry and extraction methods including seed pressing and solvent extraction before exploring processing steps and practices in more detail, including degumming, bleaching, winterization, deodorization, neutralization, and fractionation.

Day two focuses more on quality assurance, handling of finished oil products, and business considerations with sessions on storage and shipment, meeting regulatory requirements, plant safety and management, contaminant control, and sustainability.

Registration for all attendees includes a certificate of attendance and access to lecture recordings, slides, and curated supplemental materials that expand on course topics. In addition, all attendees are invited to attend the Opening Reception at the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo on Sunday, April 30!

Who Should Attend?

Anyone working in edible oils and fats processing who would like to improve the oxidative or storage stability of their oils. Company managers and staff in sales and marketing, particularly those new to the field or overseeing new areas of business, will also benefit from this course.

Course Outline

As of 1/23/2023. Program is tentative and subject to change. 

Click below to expand details for each presentation, including speaker information. All sessions will include additional time for Q&A with speakers.

Day 1: Saturday, April 29, 2023












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Day 2: Sunday, April 30, 2023









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Registration

Registration includes access to the recorded lectures and all course materials for 30 days. In-person registration also includes lunch and refreshment breaks.

For online attendees: one registration provides you with individual entry with one computer/phone login at a single site.

Prices shown are in U.S. Dollars (USD).

In-person Early Rate 
through February 24
In-person Standard Rate 
after February 24
Online Only Rate
AOCS Member
AOCS Member
$595
$695
$495
AOCS Student
AOCS Student
$495
$495
$395
Non-Member
Non-Member
$695
$795
$595

Join today and save! To add membership to your course registration, contact Karen Kesler, AOCS Data Management Specialist at karen.kesler@aocs.org for a customized invoice.

In-person Accommodations

Registrants who choose to attend the course in person are encouraged to book hotel accommodations through our partner hotels. We have negotiated the best possible rates for our attendees and your stay supports our ability to continue to offer quality in-person courses. View hotel options, rates, and booking information.

Policies and Copyright

Course materials are intended for your personal, educational use only. Any other copying, transmission, performance, distribution, alteration, or other use of these materials is strictly prohibited without prior consent by AOCS.

For online attendees: one registration provides you with individual entry with one computer/phone login at a single site. View the system requirements (.pdf)

By registering for or attending any AOCS event, you agree voluntarily to abide by the following:

Questions?

If you have questions about registration, please contact Karen Kesler at +1 217-590-5069 or by email at karen.kesler@aocs.org.

Have general questions about the course or want to learn more? Email Kasey Angeloni at kasey.angeloni@aocs.org.