The 5th Annual Aqua Feed Extrusion Conference co-organized by VIV, International Aquafeed and Fish Farming Technology magazine and Dr Mian Riaz of Texas A&M University is once again taking place on 10-11 March, 2021.

Below you can learn more about the hosts and the wide range of expert speakers who will be presenting throughout the conference.
 

Roger Gilbert

Roger Gilbert
Perendale Publishers Ltd, UK
06:00 – Welcome, VIV and International Aquafeed & Fish Farming Technology magazine

For 22 years, Mr Roger Gilbert was the Secretary General of the International Feed Industry Federation, which he co-founded in in 1987. In that time, he saw the federation rise from humble beginnings, to represent more than 85 percent of all compound feeds produced globally. He initiated the industry's NGO representation with Codex Alimentarius and set up one of the first Memorandum of Understandings between an industry and the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

He also established the annual Feed Regulators Meeting, drawing together government food and feed regulators with industry representatives around the world. He coined the phrase, 'The need to feed 9.5 billion people by 2050.' Today, Mr Gilbert is the publisher of International Aquafeed & Fish Farming Technology, and Milling & Grain magazine: two international magazines translated into several languages to promote aqua and terrestrial protein production.
 

Dr Mian N Riaz

Dr Mian N Riaz
Texas A&M University, USA
06:15 – How to select an extruder

Dr Mian N Riaz is the Director of the Process Engineering R&D Center (formally Food Protein R&D Centre), Head of Extrusion Technology Program, Professor of Food Diversity in Nutrition and Food Science Department and graduate faculty in the Nutrition and Food Science Department at Texas A&M University, USA.

He joined the centre 26 years ago, after completing his PhD in Food Science from the University of Maine at Orono, Maine. He was the first PhD graduate of their Food Science department. His first academic appointment was in 1992 at Texas A&M University (TAMU), where he was put in charge of the Food and Feed Extrusion Program and went on to become the head of the Extrusion Program and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Food Science and Technology Program.

Since 2005, he has been serving as the Director of the Process Engineering R&D Centre. He has published six books, 22 chapters and more than 100 papers on extrusion and other related topics.
 

Jonathan Iman

Jonathan Iman
Corporate Project Services, USA
06:50 - Pulverising of raw material

Jonathan Iman is an International Project Manager for Corporate Project Services (CPS). He partners with clients worldwide to provide support in engineering, food safety, design, and process improvement in aquatic, pet, and human food extrusion-based projects.

Previously, Jonathan worked with Cargill, and SALT International, a non-profit organisation that built and operated soybean extrusion facilities in East Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Jonathan currently lives with his family in the United Arab Emirates where is provides global customer service.

 

Phil Erikson

Phil Erikson
Mr Phil Erickson is currently the International Application Engineer for Reynolds Engineering & Equipment Inc. Phil received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Analytical Chemistry. Employed at Honeywell's sensor and signal processing research and development centre after graduation, he has worked in the bulk dry powder processing industry for the last 30 years, focusing on ultra-fine particle size reduction and classification of inorganic and organic materials.
During his years in the industry he has been involved in production of shrimp and larval aqua feeds throughout the world, working with most major aqua feed facilities in the production of specialty feeds which require ultra fine input materials. In addition, he is well versed in the evolving developments and requirements associated with natural and organic production of foods and feeds.
 

Hadrien Delemazure

Hadrien Delemazure
Clextral, France
8:15 - Making floating and sinking feed with twin-screw extrusion technology

Hadrien Delemazure holds a Master degree of Food Engineering from AgroParisTech Massy. Over the last 10 years, he has worked for Clextral as a Process engineer on various application. Recently he has been promoted as market manager for pet food and fish feed processing to maintain and expand company growth and technology offer into that area.

 

Nicola Tallarico

Nicola Tallarico
Kemin AquaScience, Belgium
8:50 - Optimisation of Aqua Feed Quality

Nicola Tallarico graduated as an agriculture engineer at the University of Bologna in 1995 and completed the Ph.D in zootechnical science at University of Milan in 2001. In 2003, he joined Eurhema, an Italian company specialised in encapsulation technologies, as technical-sales manager. In 2010 Eurhema (nowadays named Kemin Cavriago) was included in the Kemin family and Nicola moved to Belgium as Technical Service Manager driving the allocation of the different encapsulated products to the relative Kemin's platform. After that, Nicola acts as Technical Service Manager and later as Product Manager, and his new tasks were to support Kemin SAFE platform, a Kemin program designed to guarantee the safety of feed controlling the microorganisms, mycotoxins and oxidation challenges. Nowadays Nicola is the Regional Director for the EMENA region of newly formed Kemin AquaScience Business Unit. In this new position, one main task of Nicola is to transfer Kemin knowledge to control previous mentioned challenges also to the aqua feed sector. 


Day 2

Dr Mian N Riaz
Texas A&M University, USA
06:00 – How to select an extruder


 

Peter Sønderskov

Peter Sønderskov
Andritz Feed And Biofuel, Denmark
06:15 - Twin Screw Extruder

Peter Sønderskov is the Industry Manager for Extrusion at Andritz Feed and Biofuel. He has worked in the extruded fish feed & Pet Food industry 12 years, mainly in salmon feed before joining Andritz in October 2018.



 

 

Spencer Lawson

Spencer Lawson
Wenger Manufacturing Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
6:50 - Evolution of extrusion technology

Spencer has been with Wenger Manufacturing for ten years.  Spencer began his career with Wenger as a Service Technician where he would travel and perform new equipment commissioning or maintenance and repair of existing equipment.  During this time, Spencer would also attend university short courses, large industry trade shows and other events giving technical lectures regarding extrusion and how it is valuable in pet, aquatic, human or livestock industries.  Today Spencer is the RAS Process Director where he strives to further learn the role of extrusion in delivering a high-quality feed for aquatic species in RAS.     

 

James Laxton

James Laxton
Famsun
7:25 - Common aquafeed drying challenges and practical solutions for improved efficiencies

James Laxton graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. For the past 16 years he has been dedicated to the design of industrial dryers. James is experienced in product design, field commissioning and drying applications.


 

 

Maria Gräfenhahn

 

Maria Gräfenhahn
Brabender, Germany
8:15 - Development of Sustainable and Nutritious Fish Feed Pellets using a Twin Screw Extruder

Maria is the Head of Application Lab Food & Feed at Brabender. Her qualifications include  Dipl.-Ing. Chem. Eng.


 

 

Dr Kabir Chowdhury

Dr Kabir Chowdhury
Jefo Nutrition Inc, Canada
8:50 - What, when, where, why and how: A proposition for enzymes in extruded feed

With broad knowledge in aquaculture production management and nutrition, Kabir's academic and research excellence are reflected in numerous scientific communications published in various outlets. He has been acting as external reviewer for several leading aquaculture journals and co-authored a book on environmental assessment guidelines for coastal aquaculture.

He received his PhD in Animal Nutrition from the UG/OMNR Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory (FNRL) of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. His MSc. was in Aquaculture and Aquatic Resource Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Among his works, one of the notables is a bioenergetics based feed requirement and waste output model for commercially farmed tilapia.

His expertise covers evaluation of novel plant proteins and the effects of anti-nutrients and fibers on nutrient utilization by fish. He has also developed protocols for the assessment of pellet quality, and actively participated in the Ingredient Characterization Working Group (ICWG) at the FNRL.

As Director Sales - South Asia of Jefo Nutrition Inc., a global leader in non-medicated feed additive solutions, he manages Jefo's South Asian business. At the same time, he also provides technical support to Australasian (China, ME, South Asia, SEA and Australia) aquaculture partners.

 

For more information and to register visit the 5th Annual Aqua Feed Extrusion Conference website, HERE.

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