Twin Screw Extrusion Workshop for Plant-Based Proteins

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POSTPONED!  Our October 7 & 8, 2020 workshop has been postponed and will be rescheduled for 2021!  Stay tuned for a new date!
Workshop Location:  Agri-Food Innovation Centre, 2335 Schuyler Street, Saskatoon, SK CANADA

The evolution of plant-based protein 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 protein applications produced using twin-screw extrusion.

AGENDA (subject to change)

WORKSHOP DAY 1 - TOPIC / ACTIVITY
Nutrition and Digestibility of Plant-Based Foods
Milling
Dry Fractionation and Wet Isolation
Protein Functionality
Theory: Twin Screw Extrusion Technolgy
Mini Group Workshops - Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP)
Workshop 1: Demo Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP) with Pulses
Workshop 2: Functionality of Raw Materials and Impact in Extrusion
Workshop 3: Post Extrusion Handling (TBD)
Evaluation and Discussion on Extrudates and Market Samples
Networking and Dinner  Reception
WORKSHOP DAY 2 - TOPIC / ACTIVITY
Ingredients Consideration
High Moisture Extrusion (HMEC) Process
Texturized Vegetable Protein (TVP) Process
Plant-based Protein Food Product Development Opportunities
Mini Group Workshops 
Workshop 1: Demo High Moisture Extrusion Cooking (HMEC)
Workshop 2: Product Development Test Kitchen – HME food applications sampling and opportunity discussion
Workshop 3: Wear monitoring and extrusion screws functionalities
Trends in Food and Protein
Please submit your expression of interest to attend the 2021 workshop to ensure you receive information once the date is set.   

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Hotel Info

Workshop registrants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodations.  For those that need assistance, we will pre-block rooms at one of our great hotels in beautiful Saskatoon while you attend our workshop.

Transportation to and from the workshop and networking reception will be provided if you are staying at the hotel we have blocked.