OFI Technical Commercial Conference

‘Innovations in Processing & Refining – 'Addressing Sustainability and Traceability Challenges in the Supply Chain’


10-11 September, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre, the Netherlands

With oils and fats processors facing increasing pressure to maximise yields in the most competitive and sustainable way, this two-day conference will focus on the latest refining, and processing technologies, addressing latest industry issues on sustainability, waste feedstocks and contaminants such as MCPDEs, GEs, MOSH/MOAH, chlorinated paraffins and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs).


10 SEPTEMBER: DAY ONE – SUSTAINABLE PROCESSING & REFINING

09:00 – 09:05 Welcome from organisers and opening remarks from the conference chair

Chairperson: Kevin Warren Smith, Chairman, Lipids Group of the Society of Chemical Industry and Lipid Scientist, Fat Science Consulting

09:05 – 09:35 - Processing and refining from the producer’s perspective and the use of waste feedstocks – the Neste experience
Sven Kuhlmann, Vice President for the Production of Renewables, Neste, Finland

09:35 – 10:05 - Sustainable approaches to oils and fats processing and refining
Gabriele Bacchini, Global Sales Director, CMB Spa, Italy

10:05 – 10:35 - Special refining of low-grade oils for food and fuel consumption
Andrea Bernardini Commercial Director, Technoilogy, Italy
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10:35 – 10:45 Q&A with speakers - Chair: Kevin Warren Smith, Chairman, Lipids Group of the Society of Chemical Industry and Lipid Scientist, Fat Science Consulting

10:45 – 11:30 Networking break

11:30 – 12:00 - Production and processing of renewable diesel (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)
Priscilla Costa, Sales & Business Development Manager, Renewable Fuels, Crown Iron Works, USA

12:00 – 12:30 - Press-Oil Clarification and Lecithin Production. The secret‘s in the process: The link between Press-Oil-Clarification and Lecithin production
Patrick Schuermann, Application Sales Manager for Renewable Resources, GEA Group, Germany
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12:30 – 13:00 - Designing Bleaching Earths and Activated Carbons – the Science & Art
Dr Pat Howes, Technical & Marketing Director, NATURAL BLEACH SDN BHD, Malaysia
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13:00 – 13:10 Q&A with speakers - Chair: Kevin Warren Smith, Chairman, Lipids Group of the Society of Chemical Industry and Lipid Scientist, Fat Science Consulting

13:10 – 14:40 Lunch

14:40 – 14:50 Opening remarks from the conference chair

Chairperson: Paolo Telles, Fats & Oils Processing Specialist

14:50 – 15:20 - Optimising filtration in the bleaching process
Bart Scholten, Group Business Development Manager, Envirogen Group, the Netherlands

15:20 – 15:50 - The role and benefits of enzymatic deep-degumming for various feedstocks in biofuel production

Jorge Moreno, Product Application Expert & Technical Service Manager EMEA, DSM-firmenich, the Netherlands

15:50 – 16:20 Networking Break

16:20 – 16:50 - The growing demand for waste feedstocks - optimising yields and energy efficiency in rendering
Dr Veronique Gibon, Consultant, Artemis Lipids by VG, Belgium
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16:50 – 17:20 - The growing demand for waste feedstocks - optimising yields and energy efficiency in rendering
Björn Schlüter, Sales & Service Director, HF Press+LipidTech, Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany

17:20 – 17:30 Q&A with speakers and closing remarks from the conference chair - Chair: Paolo Telles, Fats & Oils Processing Specialist


11 SEPTEMBER: DAY TWO – CONTAMINANTS

08:55 – 09:00 Welcome from the conference chair - Chair: Kevin Warren Smith, Chairman, Lipids Group of the Society of Chemical Industry and Lipid Scientist, Fat Science Consulting

09:00 – 09:30 - The state of play of the activities of the European Commission on mineral oil hydrocarbons in food (remote presentation)
Veerle Vanheusden, PhD, Policy officer - Unit E2 – Food processing and novel food, Directorate General Health and Food Safety, European Commission
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09:30 – 10:00 - Ensuring the safety and quality of fried goods with focus on formation of arcylamide and trans fatty acids – latest regulations and developments
Dr. Ludger Brühl, Department of Safety and Quality of Cereals, Max Rubner-Institut (MRI), Germany

10:00 – 10:30 - Chlorinated paraffins – the latest contaminant of concern
Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Krätschmer, Project Leader Scientist, Wageningen Food Safety Research, the Netherlands

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10:30 – 10:45 Q&A with speakers - Chair: Kevin Warren Smith, Chairman, Lipids Group of the Society of Chemical Industry and Lipid Scientist, Fat Science Consulting

10:45– 11:30 Networking break

11:30 – 12:00 - MOSH/MOAH origins and mitigation in the supply chain
Michele Marazzato, Process Development Scientist / R&D Lead Contaminants, Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions
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12:00 – 12:30 - MOSH/MOAH in coconut oil - Speaker TBC, Philippines Coconut Authority (PCA)

12:30 – 12:40 Q&A with speakers and closing remarks from chair - Chair: Kevin Warren Smith, Chairman, Lipids Group of the Society of Chemical Industry and Lipid Scientist, Fat Science Consulting

12:40 – 14:10 Lunch

14:10 – 14:15 Opening remarks from the conference chair - Chair: Paolo Telles, Fats & Oils Processing Specialist

14:15 – 14:45 - Mitigation of MCPDEs, glycidyl esters (GE) and MOSH/MOAH in edible oils – latest process and technology solutions
Antonios Papastergiadis, Senior R&D Engineer and Laboratory Manager, Desmet
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14:45 – 15:15 - Recent developments in analysis and detection of processing and environmental contaminants in edible oils and fats including MOSH/MOAH, GEs and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
Dr Torben Küchler, Food Chemist / Product Manager, SGS Germany GmbH and Vice President of German Society for Fat Science (DGF)

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15:25 – 15:25 Q&A with speakers

Chair: Paolo Telles, Fats & Oils Processing Specialist

15:25 – 15:55 Networking break

15:55 – 16:25 Interpretation of processing contaminant analysis, including MOSH/MOAH - Dr. Hocelayne Fernandes, QTI Services, the Netherlands

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16:25 – 16:55 Analytical perspective of MCPD esters and Glycidyl esters in processed food - Ian de Bus, PhD, Project Lead Organic Contaminants, Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), the Netherlands
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16:55 – 17:05 Q&A with speakers and closing remarks from the conference chair - Chair: Paolo Telles, Fats & Oils Processing Specialist