In a break away from previous conferences, Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2012 will devote a half day to a practical extrusion workshop. Led by international extrusion consultant, Peter Hutchinson, the workshop will comprise two sessions: Practical Extrusion and Diet Development for Extrusion Processing.
As in past conferences, the morning session will be devoted to formulation solutions for aquaculture: traditional and novel protein sources, functional ingredients, nutritional advances. At the 2012 conference, the afternoon session will be an extrusion workshop, in association with E.N. Hutchinson Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand.
Practical extrusion will focus on feed extrusion principals, incorporating screw designs, screw profiles; die design, extruder trouble shooting, drying and cooling.
Practical nutrition will look at diet development for extrusion processing: sourcing locally available material, matching extruder profile to formulation, die design in relation to species and high retention (water stable) diets, optimizing the pellet through extruder settings (cook, minimizing nutritional damage, stability and density), basic quality control, post coating and density control (through coating and dryer design).
Peter will be joined by an international panel of extrusion experts to help find solutions to your extrusion problems - so come armed with your questions!
Peter Hutchinson studied aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia, in the early nineties before returning to New Zealand, where he worked primarily in the finfish hatchery industry. In 1997 he joined the family business (EN Hutchinson Ltd) and established a small extrusion plant, with a focus on aquaculture nutrition and general R&D. Over the last decade Peter has consulted widely in the field of aquatic nutrition and extrusion, for a diverse range of major private and public sector companies. This included development of starch based bio-polymers, breakfast cereals, pet foods, agricultural and aquatic feeds (to name a few).
Aquafeed Horizons Asia, the 6th in this series of international conferences run by Aquafeed.com, will take place February 15, 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand, in a new venue: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). As in past meetings it will be held during the first day of Victam Asia feed industry trade show. Early-bird registration has just opened and offers significant savings. Secure your place at: www.feedconferences.com.