Short Courses

Attend a Short Course before the Congress

Short courses provide opportunities for advancing your knowledge and connecting with your peers. Courses offer something for everyone and each include a luncheon, breaks, and access to the Congress Welcome Reception.

Fundamentals of Edible Oil Processing

Sunday, September 10, 2017
8:00-17:00

This course provides a comprehensive summary of oils and fats chemistry, processing steps, and product development to ensure product quality. Speakers from industry and academia will discuss unit operations, processing conditions and their effect on minor compounds, chemistry, texture, crystallization, and nutritional quality.

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 Cost Optimization. 
Hector Tuxpan, Clariant de Mexico SA de CV, Mexico
Filtration of Edible Oils:  Options, Optimization, and Economy. 
Jaap 't Hart, Filtration Group BV, Netherlands
Process Centrifuge Automation. 
Oscar Brueckner, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Germany
Mechanism of Oxidation and Oil Quality Management in Frying and Cooking Oils. 
Consuelo Renteria, Chevreul Dumas de Mexico SA De CV, Mexico
Fractionation for Tropical Oils, Palm Oil, and Palm Kernel. 
Marc Hendrix, Desmet Ballestra Group, Belgium
Crystallization of Palm Oil and Its Fractions. 
Emma Sandoval, Palsgaard Manufacturing Srl de CV, Mexico
Fundamentals of Deodorization. 
William Younggreen, Alfa Laval Inc., USA
Waste Water Treatment Options for Edible Oil Refineries. 
Oscar Brueckner, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH, Germany
Critical Parameters in Palm Oil Refining. 
Favian Guevara, Alfa Laval SA, Colombia

New Techniques in Edible Oil Processing and Refinery Optimization

Monday, September 11, 2017
8:00–16:00

This course offers program topics on 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. It is a practical crash course for marketing, technical, and plant personnel, and also provides the opportunity for those who are experienced to meet experts in the field to discuss their current problems and enhance their product innovation or plant operation.

Tentative Program

Palm Kernel Oil Direct Extraction Optimization.
Haskell Cooke, Crown Iron Works Company, Mexico
Filtration and Reuse of Catalyst in the Complete Hydrogenation with Hermetic Filters and Interesterification.
Bruno Reis, Hollbras Filtros e Equipamentos Industriais Ltda., Brazil
Process Efficiency Improvements in Cracking and Flaking Due to Proper Maintenance.
Thorsten Muenker, SIWACO, Germany
Update on Pressing Technology.
Jon Hanft, HF Press+LipidTech, USA; Maria Fernandez, HF Press+LipidTech, Germany
Optimizing Continuous Deodorization for Quality and Energy.
Blake Hendrix, Desmet Ballestra North America, USA
Micronutrient Recovery from Edible Oils: Processing and Economics.
Bent Sarup, Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S, Denmark
Influence of Processing on Oil Stability and Nutritional Value.
Roland Verhé, Ghent University and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Belgium
The Power of Controlled Flow Cavatation (CFCTM) to Reduce Operating Costs, Increase Yield, and Improve the Performance of Degumming and Refining.
Darren Litle, Arisdyne Systems, USA
Critical Issues in Palm Oil Bleaching.
Roberto Berbesi, Oil-Dri Corporation of America, USA
Options for Edible Oils Deodorization and Physical Refining.
Hernán Paredes, Crown Iron Works Company, USA
How to Make a Decision Between Chemical or Enzymatic Interesterification.
Leon Espinosa, Desmet Ballestra North America, USA
Update on Removal of Impurities from Oils and Fats Including 3MCPDs and DGs.
Roland Verhé, Ghent University and Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Belgium

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