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Hands-on Annual Vegetable Oil Frying Course with Live Demonstrations March 14-16, 2023

SCHEDULE

4:40 PM Registration, Hilton, College Station.
5:30 PM Course Briefing
6:00 PM Dinner, Rudy’s BBQ, College Station (Optional)
7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for Fats and Oils R&D Center
8:10 AM Basic Chemistry of Oils and Fats – Dr. Alam
9:30 AM Oxidative Stability and Shelf Life of Frying Oils and Fats – Dr. D. Ortiz
10:30 AM Break
10:35 AM Hi-Oleic Oil: Availability, Price, Frying Data and Comparison with other Frying Oils” – B. Stobaugh
11:35 AM "Analytical Methods for Deep Frying Assessment”- J. Ulahanan
12:35 PM Lunch and Group Photo
1:35 PM Formation of 3-MCPD and GE in Frying Oils and their negative health effects – J. Bello
2:35 PM Practical Demonstration: Live Frying of French fries with various selected frying oils and sensory evaluation of the fried products along with group discussion.
5:00 PM Bus leaves for the hotel
7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for Fats and Oils R&D Center
8:10 AM Refining of Frying Oil and why it is Important to Remove Contaminants – B. Cooke
9:10 AM “Industrial Frying System and the Criteria for Selecting Industrial Fryers” – C. Reyes
10:10 AM Break
10:15 AM "Frying Oils: Chemistry, Filtration, and Adsorbents" – J. Bear
11:15 AM “Use of Specialty Oils in Deep Frying” – Dr. Alam
12:15 PM Graduation Lunch-Diplomas will be handed over.
1:30 PM “Acrylamide in Frying Foods- A Concern: Dr. Alam
2:15 PM Use of Palm/Red Palm Oil in Deep Frying – Dr. Azmil
3:15 PM Practical Demonstration: Frying Battered Chicken in Various frying oils and sensory evaluation of the fried product and oil evaluation
5:30 PM Course Wrap-Up; Bus leaves for the hotel

TRANSPORTATION

Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about 10 flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connects via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via Continental Airlines. The airport code for Easterwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton (979-693-7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com (855) 303-4415) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).

REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the short course includes Sunday evening dinner, breakfast, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course USB, and a certificate of completion. The registration fee is $ 875.00. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Rights to substitute speakers, and change topics and schedules as necessary to expedite the course are reserved. Participants must be pre-registered before their arrival in College Station.

Please pay by check and make check payable to Fats and Oils R&D Center and mail to 4412 Uphor Court, College Station, TX 77845.

For registration inquiries, please contact:

Fats and Oils R&D Center, LLC.
College Station, Texas 77845

Email: oilsandfats2020@gmail.com

Phone: (979) 229-3599

LOCATION AND FACILITIES

All lectures and demonstrations will be held at:

Fats and Oils R&D Center LLC.
8412 Parameter Court
College Station, TX 77845

INSTRUCTORS

  • Dr. Azmil Haizam Ahmad, MPOB Malaysia
  • Bryan Stobaugh, Director of Licensing and Commercialization, Missouri Soybean Association
  • Bryan Cooke, Technical Manager, North America, Clariant.
  • Caleb Reyes, Heat and Control Inc.
  • Dr. Darwin Ortiz, Senior Scientist, Food Protection, IFF Nourish
  • Dr. M.S. Alam, Texas A&M University
  • Jeremiah Bear, Business Development Manager, The Dallas Group
  • Jorge Bello, Global Technical Service Manager, EP Minerals
  • Joby Ulahanan, R&D Manager, Crystal Filtration

Annual Vegetable Oil Extraction Short Course June 04-07, 2023 (Practical Videos Will be Included in Various Presentations)

SCHEDULE

4:40 PM Registration, Hilton, College Station.
5:30 PM Course Briefing
6:00 PM Dinner, Rudy’s BBQ, College Station (Optional)
7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for Fats and Oils R&D Center
8:10 AM Safety and environmental overview – R. Barton
9:10 AM Seed cleaning – R. Schneider
10:10 AM Storage and reclaim considerations for meals and grains - M. Schuster
11:10 AM Break
11:15 AM Cracking and Dehulling – R. Barton
12:15 PM Group Photo and Lunch
1:15 AM Drying, conditioning, and storage of oilseeds – A. Noriss
2:15 PM Rotary Cookers and Conditioners – Desmet
3:15 PM White flake desolventization system – R. Ozer
4:15 PM Break
4:20 PM Solvent extraction fundamentals – Desmet
5:20 PM Course Adjourn. Bust leaves for the hotel
7:40 AM Bus leaves for Fats and Oils R&D Center
8:10 AM Miscella distillation and solvent recovery - Desmet
9:10 AM Meal and hull processing – I. Hall
10:10 AM Break
10:15 AM Hot dehulling – B. MacKinnon
11:15 AM Rotary steam dryers – Desmet
12:15 PM Lunch break
1:15 PM Flaking meal optimization – I. Hall
2:15 PM Heat exchangers – S. Harris
3:15 PM Break
3:20 PM Desolventizing /Toasting/Drying/Cooling – Desmet
4:20 PM Vegetable protein concentrates – R. Ozer
5:20 PM Course adjourn and the bus leaves for the hotel
7:40 AM Bus leaves Hotel for Fats and Oils R&D Center
8:10 AM Electrical safety in workplaces - B. Kooiman
9:10 AM Decanter and disc bowl centrifuge in oil seed processing – G. Waranica
10:10 AM Break
10:15 AM Better Boiler Operation – C. Teeter
11:15 AM Solvent extraction safety - Desmet
12:10 PM GRADUATION LUNCH (Diplomas will be provided- Must Attend)
1:45 PM Basics of fats and oils chemistry including crude oil processing – MS. Alam
2:45 PM Extended equipment life with lubrication excellence - TBA
3:45 PM Course adjourn and the bus leaves for the hotel.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Hilton, College Station, Group Code EXT23,
Rates $ 119/00 plus taxes.
Address: 801 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77840

Phone: 979-693-7500., Fax: 979-260-1931

Discount cut-off date: 05/14/2023
Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=CLLCHHF&arrivaldate=2023-06-04&departuredate=2023-06-07&srpCodes=EXT23

TRANSPORTATION

Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about 10 flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connects via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via Continental Airlines. The airport code for Easterwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton (979-693-7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com (855)303-4415 ) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).

REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the short course includes Sunday evening dinner, breakfast, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course USB, and a certificate of completion. The registration fee is $1075.00. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Rights to substitute speakers, and change topics and schedules as necessary to expedite the course are reserved. Participants must be pre-registered before their arrival in College Station.

Please pay by check and make check payable to Fats and Oils R&D Center and mail to 4412 Uphor Court, College Station, TX 77845.

For registration inquiries, Please contact:

Fats and Oils R&D Center, LLC.
College Station, Texas 77845

Email: oilsandfats2020@gmail.com

Phone: (979) 229-3599

LOCATION AND FACILITIES

All lectures and demonstrations will be held at:

Fats and Oils R&D Center LLC.
8412 Parameter Court
College Station, TX 77845

INSTRUCTORS

  • Adolfo Subieta – Desmet
  • Aaron Noris – President, Norris Thermal Technologies Inc.
  • Anibal Demarco – Desmet
  • Brent Kooiman, Senior Project Engineer
  • Chase Teeter -
  • Diego Madueno – Desmet
  • Ian Hall – Application Engineer, CPM Roskamp Champion
  • Mike Schuster – Vice President of Sales, Laidig System, Inc.
  • Dr. Mohammad S. Alam, Fats and Oils R&D Center LLC.
  • Greg Waranica, Oil & Fat MechanicalEquipment Manager, GEA, Mechanical Equipment US, Inc.
  • Rich Barton, N. Hunt Moore
  • Robin Schneider – Buhler
  • Richard Ozer, PE - Crown Iron Works
  • Scott Harris -Solex

Edible Oil/Products Processing Course (VOP-2023) July 30-August 02, 2023

SCHEDULE

  • Registration begins at College Station Hilton at 4:30 PM
  • Course Briefing at 5:30 PM
  • Dinner at Rudy’s BBQ at 6:00 PM
  • 7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for 8412 Parameter Court-College Station TX 77845
  • 8:10 AM "Basics of Fats and Oils Chemistry; Factors Affecting Crude Oil Quality" – Dr. M.S. Alam
  • 9:30 AM "Vegetable Oil Extraction: Pros and Cons" – C. Teeter
  • 10:40 AM Break
  • 10:45 AM "Use and Benefits of Enzymes in Vegetable Oil Processing" – J. Beam
  • 11:45 AM Palm Oils Sustainability – Dr. Tiger
  • 12:45 PM Lunch and Group Photo
  • 1:00 PM "Degumming of Crude Oils and Basics of Vegetable Refining" – W. Youngreen
  • 2:15 PM "Absorptive Bleaching Materials and Processes" – J. Bello
  • 3:30 PM Acid degumming and caustic refining demonstration at the pilot plant
  • 4:30 PM Bus leaves for hotel
  • 7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for 8412 Parameter Court-College Station TX 77845
  • 8:10 AM "Deodorizer design and Heat Recovery" – L. Espinosa
  • 9:15 AM Renewable Fuels-Adsorptive removal of contaminants from fats and oils – B. Cooke
  • 10:30 AM “Centrifuges and Decanters in Vegetable Oil Processing, Design, Operation and Maintenance” – G. Waranica
  • 12:00 AM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM New innovative fats for food applications – Dr. J. Satumba
  • 2:00 PM "Waste Water Treatment for Fats and Oils Industries "– J. Devine
  • 3:00 PM Coffee break
  • 3:10 PM “Filtration During Processing” – B. Boyd
  • 4:00 PM Thin Film Evaporation Technology- B. Nepadensky
  • 5:00 PM Demonstration on bleaching of edible oil
  • 6:00 PM Bus leaves for hotel
  • 7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for 8412 Parameter Court-College Station TX 77845
  • 8:10 AM "Application of FT-NIR in Vegetable Oil Analysis" – S. Watts
  • 9:10 AM "Hydrodynamic cavitation technology for vegetable oil and biodiesel processing" - D. Litle
  • 10:10 AM Coffee break
  • 10:15 AM "Purification of Biodiesel" – J. Bear
  • 11:00 AM Vacuum systems: Operations and troubleshooting” – A. Fris
  • 12:00 PM Graduation lunch (must attend-diplomas will be provided)
  • 1:30 PM Influence of filter aids on flow hydraulics and adsorption chemistry. – B. Saucier
  • 2:30 PM Use of various antioxidants and their chemistry for edible oil protection. Dr. D. Ortiz
  • 3:30 Application of various membranes in vegetable oil processing" - C. Vavra
  • 4:30 PM Deodorization demo of vegetable oil and biodiesel production
  • 5:30 PM Course adjourned- Bus leaves for hotel
  • 7:00-9:00 PM Fun time at Grand Station Entertainment, College Station, TX 77840 (Optional)

TRANSPORTATION

Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about 10 flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via Continental Airlines. The airport code for Easerwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton (979-693-7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com ( (855)303-4415 ) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).

REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations includes Sunday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificate of completion. Registration fee is $1225.00 Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis. Rights to substitute speakers, change topics and schedules as necessary to expedite the course are reserved. Participants must be pre-registered before arrival in College Station.

Please pay by check and make check payable to Fats and Oils R&D Center and mail to 4412 Uphor Court, College Station, TX 77845.

For registration inquiries, Please contact:

Fats and Oils R&D Center, LLC.
College Station, Texas 77845

Email: oilsandfats2020@gmail.com

Phone: (979) 229-3599

LOCATION AND FACILITIES

All lectures and demonstrations will be held at:

Fats and Oils R&D Center LLC.
8412 Parameter Court
College Station, TX 77845

INSTRUCTORS

  • Allen Fris, Sr. Sales Engineer, Graham Corporation
  • Bryan Cooke, Technical Manager, North America, Clariant.
  • Boris Nepadensky, Artisan Industries
  • Bill Boyd, LEEM Filtration
  • Brooks Saucier, JRS Filters for life.
  • Carl Vavra Consultant
  • Dr. MS. Alam, Fats and Oils R&D Center LLC.
  • Dr. Darwin Ortiz, Senior Scientist, Food Protection, IFF Nourish
  • Dr. Tiger Tangavelu, Technical Director, Sime Darby Oils North America
  • Darren J. Litle, Director of Technical Sales-Oils & Fats Biodiesel, Arisdyne
  • Greg Waranica, Oil & Fat Mechanical Equipment Manager, GEA, Mechanical Equipment US, Inc.
  • Jeremiah Bear, Business Development Manager, The Dallas Group
  • Jorge Bello, Global Technical Service Manager, EP Engineering
  • Jesse Beam, DSM, USA
  • Jeff Devine, Alfa Laval
  • Leon Espinosa, Technical Sales Director, Desmet
  • Steve Watts, Senior Scientist, PerkinElmer Instruments, Inc.
  • Sahil Alam- Texas A&M Graduate- Fats and Oils Staff Member
  • William Youngreen, Manager USA and Canada, Fats and Oils Systems Alfa Laval

Trends in Margarine and Shortening Manufacture, Non-Trans Products TBA

SCHEDULE

  • 4:30 PM Registration, Hampton Inn
  • 5:15 PM Short Course Orientation: “How To Get The Most Out of a Training Program”
  • 5:30 PM Dinner, Rudy’s BBQ (optional)
  • 7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel to Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
  • 8:00 AM "Chemistry of Vegetable Oils" – M.S. Alam
  • 9:00 AM "Margarines and Spreads: Product Quality and Safety Evaluation” — R. Gnanasambandam
  • 10:00 AM Break
  • 10:15 AM “Lecithin and Its Application in Margarine and Shortening” - A. Rumayor
  • 11:15 AM Group Photo
  • 11:30 AM Lunch
  • 12:15 PM “Oxidative Stability of Shortenings and Spreads” - M. Hu
  • 1:15 PM “Use of Enzymatic Interesterification for the Production of Non-Trans Margarines” – L. Espinosa
  • 2:15 PM "Crystalization of Palm Oils" – L. Espinosa
  • 2:45 PM Campus/MSC Tour
  • 3:45 PM Bus leaves for George Bush Library/Museum Tour
  • 5:00 PM Bus leaves for hotel
  • 7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for Fats and Oils R&D Center at 11134 Hopes Creek Road
  • 8:00 AM "Crystallization and Processing Technology” – K.F. Hoyer
  • 9:30 AM “Functional Ingredients for Margarines and Shortenings” – J. Neddersen
  • 10:50 AM "Crystallization of Fats/Crystallizer" – J. Neddersen
  • 11:35 AM Break
  • 11:45 AM “Quality Preservation Systems in Shortening and Spreads” – B. Binbuga
  • 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:45 PM Demo (Soft tables Margarine) – K.F. Hoyer
  • 2:30 PM Break
  • 2:45 PM “Global Oils and Fats Supply for Solid Fats/Margarine Production” – F. Hidzir
  • 3:45 PM “Oil Palm Sustainability” – T. Tangavelu
  • 4:45 PM Bus leaves for hotel
  • 7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for Fats and Oils R&D Center at 11134 Hopes Creek Road
  • 8:00 AM "Processing Equipment Evaluation" – A. Sievers
  • 9:00 AM Demo (Puff Pastry Margarine) – K.F. Hoyer
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:45 AM "Introduction to DSC, NMR & TA" – K.F. Hoyer
  • 11:45 AM Graduation Lunch
  • 2:15 PM Demo (Optimization Trials Table Margarine) – K.F. Hoyer
  • 3:15 PM Break
  • 3:30 PM “Applications of FT-NIR in Margarine and Shortening Analyses” – J. Hudson
  • 4:30 PM Bus leaves for hotel
  • 7:40 AM Bus leaves hotel for Fats and Oils R&D Center at 11134 Hopes Creek Road
  • 8:00 AM Demo (N2 Incorporation in Margarine/Shortening Products) and (Process Understanding) - K.F. Hoyer/M. Sorensen
  • 9:30 AM Break
  • 9:45 AM Product Evaluation – K.F. Hoyer
  • 10:45 AM Final Remarks and questions from participants – MS Alam
  • 11:00 AM Short course Adjourns

ACCOMMODATIONS

Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn for short course participants at the special rate of $84/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code “VEG.” Hotel reservations must be received before July 19, 2021 in order to get special rate. You can make your reservation by telephone, fax, or the internet:

When faxing or emailing hotel reservations, please include a credit card number to confirm your reservation, and also include your departure and arrival dates.

Please find your booking link here: www.my-event.hilton.com/vegetableoilprocessingcourseve5/ For folks who prefer to book over the phone instead of online via the booking link, the group code is VEG.

TRANSPORTATION

Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about 10 flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via Continental Airlines. The airport code for Easerwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton (979-693-7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com ( (855)303-4415 ) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).

REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations includes Sunday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificate of completion. Registration fee is $1350. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Rights to substitute speakers, change topics and schedules as necessary to expedite the course are reserved. Participants must be pre-registered before arrival in College Station.

You can pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card).

If paying by check, make payable to Fats and Oils R&D Center and mail to 4412 Uphor Court, College Station, TX 77845.

For registration inquiries, Please contact:


Fats and Oils R&D Center, LLC.
College Station, Texas 77845

Email: oilsandfats2020@gmail.com

Phone: (979) 229-3599

LOCATION AND FACILITIES

All lectures and demonstrations will be held at:

Fats and Oils R&D Center LLC.
8412 Parameter Court
College Station, TX 77845

INSTRUCTORS

  • Dr. MS Alam, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • Leon Espinosa, Regional Sales Manager, DeSmet Ballestra
  • Ravin Gnanasambandam, Principal Scientist-Ingredients Technology; Dairy Foods R&D, Land O Lakes, Inc.
  • Klaus Funch Hoyer, Innovation Centre Manager, SPX Flow Technology
  • Fairus Hidzir, Regional Manager, MPOB, Washington D.C.
  • Dr. Min Hu, Senior Application Scientist, DuPont Nutrition and Health
  • John Neddersen, Senior Applications Specialist Ftas & Oils, DuPont Nutrition & Health
  • Andres Rumayor, Lipids Area Manager, Palsgaard Mexico
  • Alf Sievers, Process Category Sales Manager & Product Development Coordinator Global Fats & Oils, SPX Flow Technology
  • Dr. Tiger Tangavelu, Technical Director, Olera Shortening and Oils
  • Stacy Williams, Staff, Fats and Oils R&D Center
  • Dr. John Satumba, Cargill.
  • Brian Cooke, Clariant
  • Fairous Hidzir, MPOB