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 - 11:20 Theory | Milling / Dry fractionation / Wet Isolation / Digestibility of Expanded Product, TVP and HMEC 
SPEAKERS: Food Centre - KeyLeaf - University of Manitoba
11:50 Extrusion: Basics for Process Understanding 
SPEAKERS: Clextral France
12:15 PM LUNCH AND NETWORKING
1:20 Twin Screw Extrusion Technology
SPEAKERS: Clextral France
1:50 - 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
5:15 Networking and Dinner at Willows
DAY 2 - May 16, 2019TOPIC / ACTIVITY
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM Theory | Plant-based Snacks Process / Ingredients Consideration / Protein Functionality/ Texturized Vegetable Protein Process (TVP) / High Moisture Extrusion Cooking Process (HMEC) / Plant Protein Food Product Development Opportunities SPEAKERS: Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre - Clextral USA – Clextral France - University of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Chair on Proteins and President of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology
12:15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING
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
SPEAKER: Amidori Food Company
4:45 Overview of the Market for Plant-based Products
SPEAKER: The Good Food Institute
5:15 Wrap up of Extrusion Workshop
Click here for a Detailed Agenda.  

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

This Workshop is FULL.  To be placed on the waiting list or for future extrusion workshops, please click here

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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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