Twin Screw Extrusion Workshop for Plant-Based Products

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May 15 & 16, 2019 | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Workshop Location:  Agri-Food Innovation Centre, 2335 Schuyler Street, Saskatoon, SK CANADA

The evolution of plant-based foods available in the market has occurred in part due to consumer expectations and awareness and advancements in food processing technologies. As consumers balance environmentally sustainable food choices with nutrition and health outcomes, innovations in plant-based food manufacturing is becoming increasingly important. This workshop will focus on diversity of plant-based applications produced using twin-screw extrusion.

AGENDA (subject to change)

DAY 1 - May 15, 2019TOPIC / ACTIVITY
8:30 AM Welcome
8:40 Clextral
9:00 Food Centre
9:20 - 11:45 Theory | Pulses: From crop production to functional ingredient Nutrition / Milling / Dry fractionation / Wet Isolation / Protein Functionality
SPEAKERS: University of Saskatchewan – Food Centre - POS Bio-Sciences - Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Chair on Proteins - President of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology
11:45 Twin Screw Extrusion Technology 
SPEAKERS: Clextral USA - Clextral France
1:15 Extrusion: Basics for Process Understanding
SPEAKERS: Clextral USA - Clextral France
1:45 - 4:00 Mini Group Workshops
Workshop 1: Demo Snacks with Pulses
Workshop 2: Functionality of Raw Materials and Impact in Extrusion
Workshop 3: Post Extrusion Equipment for Snacks
4:15 Hydraulic opening of the EV32
4:45 Wrap up of Day1
5:30 Networking Dinner at Willows
DAY 2 - May 16, 2019TOPIC / ACTIVITY
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM Theory | From functional ingredient to final product Ingredients Consideration / Texturized Vegetable Protein Process (TVP) / High Moisture Extrusion Cooking Process (HMEC) / Plant-based Snacks Process / High Moisture Extrusion Cooking Process (HMEC) / Digestibility: Expanded Product, TVP and HMEC / Plant Protein Food Product Development Opportunities SPEAKERS: Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre - Clextral USA – Clextral France - University of Manitoba
1:15 - 3:45 Mini Group Workshops
Workshop 1: HMEC demo
Workshop 2: Product Development Kitchen – tasting and discussion on extruded products
Workshop 3: Monitoring deterioration and wear of screws
4:00 BREAK
4:15 Clextral Customer Experience
4:45 Overview of the Market for Plant-based Products
5:15 Wrap up of Extrusion Workshop
Click here for a Detailed Agenda.  This workshop is in high demand and seats are limited. 

Early bird discount - register before March 10: $800 USD
After March 10: $1,000 USD

Your registration has to be validated by our team.  Spots are limited.  We reserve the right to refuse a registration at our discretion.  Your participation will be confirmed only after the receipt of your payment.  Once confirmed, no refund will be issued.

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Hotel Info

We have saved you the hassle of choosing a hotel during your stay in beautiful Saskatoon while you attend our workshop.

Rooms have been blocked at "home away from home" Hampton Inn by Hilton located at 105 Stonebridge Blvd, close to many ammenities.

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free high-speed and wireless internet acces in the lobby and all guestrooms
  • Salt water pool kept at 85 degrees fahrenheit (29.5 C) to enjoy a nice warm swim

Booking information will be supplied to confirmed registrants.

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