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ADF Webinars at the 2021 AOCS Oilseeds Industry Conference

ADF is pleased to announce that Matt Williamson, P.E. and Rakesh Patel, P.E. will be featured presenters at this year’s AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo. For exact times and dates of these webinars, please visit the AOCS website. 

Matt Williamson, P.E.—Manufacturing of Organic Oils & Meal

U.S. growth in consumer demand for organic oils and meal has outpaced demand for traditional oilseed products, resulting in imports of organic soybeans, changes to manufacturing processes, and the evaluation and implementation of a variety of new Non-GMO feedstocks.  Consumer concerns over hexane use in extraction have resulted in a resurgence of Mechanical Extraction technology and a need for segregated feedstock and oil handling equipment and piping.  

How do you integrate organic oils into your existing process?  How can these new production demands be dealt with inexpensively?  This presentation will discuss the impacts of organic oilseeds manufacturing and strategies for successful implementation

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Presentation Time: 11:00 a.m.–11:20 a.m.

Rakesh Patel, P.E.—Water Footprint Sustainability Playbook for OILSEEDS Processing Plants

Environmental regulations pertaining to water use and discharge have increasingly become more stringent across the United States in the past decade. Freshwater is a scarce resource with limited availability and increasing demand. Inability to manage water resources in a sustainable manner poses operational and financial risks for OILSEEDS facilities. Corporate Social image is also an important consideration for consumers and internal workforce.  

This presentation will focus on a step-by-step approach tailored for OILSEEDS facilities to reduce water footprint by identifying opportunities for reducing water use through process optimization and recycling water for beneficial use within the facility. Best practices related to establishing benchmarks, developing plans, and executing water reduction initiatives will be discussed with case studies.  

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Presentation Time: 11:50 a.m.–12:10 p.m.