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
The only official short course of the AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

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Course Chairs: Alan Paine, ARP Lipids Consulting, UK and Roberto Berbesi, Sales Manager Latin America and Global Technical Lead, Fluids Purification Division, 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. Learn more about registration details.

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, 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, plant safety and management, contaminant control, and sustainability.

What's included in my purchase?

    • Presentations covering 20+ topic areas.
    • All course recordings, slides, and materials.
    • Bundle of 30+ resources, including AOCS Inform articles and past webinars.

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 3/27/2023. 

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Day 1: Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. MDT (Denver, USA; UTC-6)

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Day 2: Sunday, April 30, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. MDT (Denver, USA; UTC-6)

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In addition to presentation recordings, the on-demand course includes supplementary materials:

  • PDF slides provided by course instructors.
  • Processing-focused articles from INFORM, the offical magazine of AOCS.
  • Recordings of past webinars from a variety of relevant topics.


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For questions about registration:

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   Karen Kesler
   Phone: +1 217-693-4813
   Email: karen.kesler@aocs.org

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   Kasey Angeloni
   Email: kasey.angeloni@aocs.org