FVG Select 2017

The ingredients for success

13 - 14 June 2017, Congress Centre East Koelnmesse, Cologne


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A new format and a new event

FVG SELECT 2017 is a new event which will be organized by Victam International BV. The event will focus on a series of high quality industry conferences and matchmaking with colleagues and clients in the animal feed processing, grain processing, ingredients & additives, aquafeed, petfood and biomass pelleting industries. The event will be complemented by an small industry expo for a select group of companies. 

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Why attend

  • SELECT conferences with key topics in line with your interests
  • Build your network
  • Matchmaking opportunities
  • Access to the industry expo

FVG Select MatchmakingFVG Select Matchmaking

Meeting the right companies and people, having relevant meetings is your number one priority during an event. That’s why Victam introduces the business matchmaking program at FVG Select 2017.

There are many ways you will benefit from making use of this program:

- Find companies to buy or sell your services and products to
- Locate investment opportunities in your fields of interest
- Form lucrative partnerships and collaborations for business
- Broaden your personal network to advance your career

The business matchmaking at FVG Select will be done through an easy-to-use technology platform (JUBLIA), combined with a personalised service to help maximize your networking opportunities. The tool allows you to review profiles and schedule meetings with exhibitors, sponsors, partners and attendees who interest you. As soon as you are signed up -the platform is accessed with a click from your email (no downloads needed)- JUBLIA will help you rank exhibitors, sponsors partners and attendees in accordance to their relevance to you. And JUBLIA will schedule the meeting for you in an exhibitor’s booth, in one of the dedicated matchmaking meeting rooms or in the seating area. 

The matchmaking service is now open for those that have registered for FVG Select 2017. Within 24 hours of registration you will receive a personalized e-mail that will give you access to the online matchmaking platform. 

FVG SELECT INDUSTRY EXPOFVG SELECT INDUSTRY EXPO

The event will be complemented by a small industry expo. Leading brands such as Buhler, Wenger, Dinnissen and Van Aarsen will be present among the select group of 55 companies.

FVG Select network receptionFVG Select network reception

A network reception will be held on Tuesday, June 13th from 17:00 - 19:00 giving exhibitors, delegates and visitors the opportunity to relax, socialize and network.

FVG Select 2017 Brochure

Click the link below to view or download the FVG Select 2017 brochure.

Summary FVG Select 2017

ENTRANCE TICKET

An entrance fee of €95 (excl. VAT) per person will be charged and includes lunch, the network reception and access to our match-making service for both days. Please note: onsite registration costs €135.
A separate fee will be charged for the conferences (ranging between €180 - €340 excl. VAT per conference).

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
08:00 Registration and badge pick-up
09:00 – 17:00 Conferences
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition and matchmaking
17:00 – 19:00 Network reception
Wednesday,  June 14, 2017
08:00 Registration and badge pick-up
09:00 – 17:00 Conferences
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition and matchmaking

CONFERENCES

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
• Petfood Forum Europe  
• GRAPAS & The Global Milling Conference  
• Victam Feed Processing Conference  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
• FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference  
• Aquafeed Horizons  
• Biomass Wood Pelleting Conference  

EXHIBITORS

Leading brands such as Buhler, Wenger, Dinnissen and Van Aarsen will be present among the select group of 55 companies. Click the download exhibitor list for a complete overview

Program FVG Select 2017 ConferencesProgram FVG Select 2017 Conferences

Schedule is tentative to change. Please visit this website often for the latest updates
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 INTEREST:
09:00 - 17:00 Petfood Forum Europe 2017
Production technology and specialist ingredients for dry petfoods
Focus:Petfood
Organizer:WATT Global Media
Delegate profile:CEOs, directors, mill and plant managers, head and senior nutritionists, formulators from dry petfood production plants.
More info:www.petfoodforumevents.com
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09:00 - 17:00 GRAPAS & Global Milling Conference
Processing technology and additives used within flour milling and grain processing To be determined
Focus:Flour milling and grain processing
Organizer: Perendale Publishers Ltd.
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, nutritionists, CEOs, directors from flour mill, rice mills and grain processing plants.
Price: To be determined
More info:http://www.gfmt.co.uk/
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09:00 - 17:00 VICTAM Feed Processing Conference
Animal feed processing technology Congres Saal I
Focus:Feed Processing
Organizer:Wageningen University, IFF, Victam International BV
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, process operators, head and senior nutritionists, feed formulators from commercial feed production plants, integrators, CEOs, directors, etc.
Price: € 250,-
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Speaker(s):
Stefan Hoh Conference topic:
Introduction
Stefan Hoh
Mr. Stefan Hoh is Product Manager Feed at Bühler. Bühler is a global leader in the supply of process engineering solutions, especially production technologies for producing foods and engineering materials.
Dr. Antje Eckel Conference topic:
Globalisation: blessing or curse for the feed industry?
Dr. Antje Eckel

Dr. Antje Eckel is the CEO of Dr. Eckel GmbH; an international supplier of additives for animal nutrition. The product range includes high quality additives, developed and produced by Dr. Eckel, for worldwide distribution; and selected products from various international manufacturers exclusively sold to German-speaking markets. With its focus on targeted research and development, the company is a key partner of the feed industry.

Dr. V. Böschen Conference topic:
Energy Efficiency
Dr. V. Böschen

Dr.-Ing. Verena Böschen works for the Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Futtermitteltechnik e.V. (IFF). 

Arian Issel Conference topic:
A new way to gentle coating
Arian Issel
Mr. Issel is process engineer for mechanical engineering at Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co KG. 

He is a specialist in vacuum coating and mixing due to the bachelor thesis and work in the pilot plant. He develops processes for customer needs. Makes trials on a daily basis (pelletization, extrusion, mixing, conditioning, vacuum coating) and does general laboratory work. 

Prof. Dr. Dr. S. Dänicke Conference topic:
Grinding fineness and hydrothermal treatment of pig feed: Effects on health, performance and nutrient utilization.
Prof. Dr. Dr. S. Dänicke

Prof. Dr. Dr. S. Dänicke works for the Institute for Animal Nutrition, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Braunschweig, Germany. 

Prof. dr. R. Zijlstra Conference topic:
Characterization, processing and use by swine of canola co-products.
Prof. dr. R. Zijlstra

 

Prof. dr. R. Zijlstra is professor Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. 

Dr J.V. Nørgaard Conference topic:
Potential and challenges in production and use of alternative protein sources
Dr J.V. Nørgaard

Dr. Jan Værum Nørgaard is Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Department of Animal Science. He works on working on projects within nutrition and physiology of pigs with a focus on applied research. The objectives are often to optimize pig production while minimizing the environmental impact. 

Dr. T. Hulshof Conference topic:
Effects of toasting of soybean meal and rapeseed meal on protein quality of pig diets.
Dr. T. Hulshof

Dr. T. Hulshof is Swine Researcher at Trouw Nutrition. 

Prof. dr. W.H. Hendriks Conference topic:
Technological challenges for diet formulation
Prof. dr. W.H. Hendriks

Prof. dr. W.H. Hendriks is professor at the University of Wageningen, Department of Animal Sciences. His expertise is animal nutrition and feeding, nutrition and health, nutrition physiology and nutritive value. 

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09:00 - 17:00 FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference
The use of specialist additives and ingredients used within the production of animal feeds To be determined
Focus:Additives and ingredients
Organizer:WATT Global Media
Delegate profile:Head and senior nutritionists, feed formulators, CEOs, directors, mill and plant managers from commercial feed production plants, integrators, specialist feed producers, etc.
Price: To be determined
More info:http://www.wattglobalmedia.com/fiaap/
Speaker(s):
Dr. Bernhard Eckel Conference topic:
Three drivers of animal nutrition innovation & the impact on your business
Dr. Bernhard Eckel

Dr. Bernhard Eckel is the vice president of Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG.

Dr. Ester Grilli Conference topic:
Thymol promotes the intestinal barrier function of Caco-2 cells
Dr. Ester Grilli

Dr. Ester Grilli is a professor in animal nutrition at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna. She is co-author of more than 70 national and international papers. She graduated in 2003 at the University of Bologna, Italy, in Veterinary Biotechnology, major in animal nutrition; and obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Bologna in 2007.

Dr. Imdad Leghari Conference topic:
Effect of in ovo supplementation of DL-methionine on the post-hatch performance
Dr. Imdad Leghari

Dr. Imdad Leghari is a professor in Sindh Agriculture University’s department of poultry husbandry in Pakistan.

Michael Noonan Conference topic:
Regional trends shape global phytogenic feed additives usage
Michael Noonan

Dr. Michael Noonan joined BIOMIN in a director role as Global Product Manager Phytogenics in January 2016. Prior to this, Michael held a business development position with AB Vista, part of the AB Agri Group with areas of focus spanning livestock and companion animals. Noonan grew up on a dairy farm in Southwest Ireland. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Agricultural Science in University College Dublin in 1996. He also holds a corporate MBA from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Peter Radewahn Conference topic:
Reducing the need for antibiotics by means of animal nutrition
Peter Radewahn

Peter Radewahn is the managing director of the Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung (German Feed Association) and the chairman of the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation’s (FEFAC) animal nutrition committee. Within DVT, Radewahn acts as a consulting member on feed legislation, nutritional systems and European markets. In addition to his many varied responsibilities within the organization, he lobbies on behalf of the feed industry regarding legislation in the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection; German Parliament; and the EU Commission and EU Parliament. Radewahn also lectures at the University of Bonn on “Knowledge transfer in animal nutrition” and publishes Kraftfutter magazine.

Jackie Roembke Conference topic:
World Feed Panorama
Jackie Roembke

Jackie Roembke serves editor of WATT Global Media’s feed brands, which include Feed Management and Feed International magazines, Feed eNews and WATTAgNet.com. Prior to joining WATT, Roembke served as the editor of Feed & Grain magazine at Cygnus Business Media

Dr. Phillip Smith Conference topic:
Feed additive alternatives & replacement strategies
Dr. Phillip Smith

Dr. Phillip Smith is a poultry nutritionist for Tyson Foods, Inc. located in Springdale, Arkansas. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 1980, he started his career as a poultry nutritionist with Tastybird Foods, which was later acquired by Tyson Foods, Inc. Currently, Dr. Smith formulates broiler feeds for twelve complexes in seven states. He has also worked with Tyson’s poultry research and as a swine nutritionist in the Tyson swine group.

Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis Conference topic:
How phytogenics support livestock gut health
Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis

Dr. Jan Dirk van der Klis is Delacon’s director of products and innovation and species leader poultry. Van de Klis started his career in poultry nutrition at Spelderholt Institute in the Netherlands, and completed his PhD in animal nutrition at Wageningen Agricultural University. After working for several Dutch research institutes and developing the retainable phosphorus system for poultry, he wrote the first scientific publication on the efficacy of phytase in laying hens.

Dr. Mike Varley Conference topic:
Pre- and post-weaned piglet nutrition: a modern approach for tomorrow’s production landscape
Dr. Mike Varley

Dr. Mike Varley is the director of The Pig Technology Company. Raised on an English pig farm, Varley has spent his life working in the swine industry. He studied at Newcastle University, where he was awarded an honours degree in animal science, and earned his Ph.D. in reproductive physiology with early-weaned sows from Nottingham University. After working on a variety of early-weaned sow and piglet projects at the Rowett Institute, he spent 12 years teaching in the Department of Animal Physiology and Nutrition at Leeds University. After producing numerous books and 150 scientific papers, Varley worked for the Provimi Group and BPEX before pursuing consulting full time.

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09:00 - 17:00 Aquafeed Horizons
Production technology and specialist ingredients for aquaculture feeds Congres Saal I
Focus:Aquafeed
Organizer:Aquafeed.com
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, head and senior nutritionists, feed formulators, CEOs, directors, integrators, specialist aquaculture feed producers, etc.
Price: € 310,-
More info:http://feedconferences.com/
Speaker(s):
Joe Kearns Conference topic:
New developments in aquafeed production by extrusion
Joe Kearns

Joseph P. Kearns is Vice President Aquafeed Div. for Wenger Manufacturing, Inc. Joe received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in Food Technology Engineering. He has been employed at Wenger since 1974. He has 8 patents for Wenger all with regards to aquatic feeds and/or machinery associated with production of same. He has more than 60 published articles on aquatic feeds production advantages by extrusion cooking through trade magazines. He has presented at countless events around the world on the topic of aquatic feed production.

Aquafeed production methods continue to advance in order to keep pace with changes and requirements desired by the industry: High capacity sinking and floating feed machines capable of making products down as small as 0.5 mm with production rates measured in tons per hour; AquaFlex designs available for making a complete wide range of all styles of aquatic feed; density control packages for instantaneous corrections of density while running; computer and In-Line measuring devices all controlled automatically for speed and accuracy avoiding costly rework and improving efficiency by reduced downtime and higher plant yield; capacity increases in large single screw extruder's also improve cost efficiencies by producing higher capacities per hour; Dryer improvements also reflect the industries desire to improve efficiency in production of predicable results.

Daniel Stoffner Conference topic:
Unravelling the mysteries of extrusion die flow using CFD
Daniel Stoffner

The flow in aqua feed extrusion is a very complex topic because it involves temperature dependent non- linear viscosities, viscoelastic fluid behavior, gas expansion and complicated flow geometries. Experimentally it is difficult, if not impossible, to determine the influence of each parameter. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods on the other hand allow for the studying of effects separately, they are time-saving, cost-efficient and avoid wasting valuable raw materials. Today, with the power available in standard computer workstations it is possible to realistically model the flow through elaborate extrusion dies, even in an industrial R&D environment. In particular, we investigated the effects of viscous heating and shear-thinning viscosity on aquafeed die flow. Typical models spanned the final windings of a twin-screw, the transition from a twin-screw barrel to an axisymmetric die, as well as inserts and nozzles. However, more complicated aspects such as heterogeneous material, viscoelasticity, thixotropic viscosity or gas expansion have not been addressed.

Kim Pagh Conference topic:
Relations between technology and extruded aquafeed quality
Kim Pagh

Kim Pagh, has 25 years of experience in the extrusion feed business, and has had multiple roles with in ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, as where the latest is global responsible for the segment extruded Aqua feed & Petfood. Thomas Ellegaard Mohr joined ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel in 2015, before joining ANDRITZ Thomas has been working within the process industry since 2008, as Installation & Commissioning Engineer, Technical Advisor and Sales Manager, before being hired as Sales Application Manager at ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, with focus on Petfood & Aqua Feed Extrusion.

One of the keys to successful fish farming lies in correctly adapted feed formulas, high quality ingredients, controlled homogenous content and optimum physical feed pellet properties. In order to keep pace with these increasing demands, industrially produced feed is undergoing a continuous quality improvement process. The different types of feed are subject to different demands, the feed/food’s functionality. E.g. on fish farms in terms of floatability or sink ability and the pellets durability to assist mechanical handling without generating fines. And as feed demand increases, so does the availability of traditional raw materials: this gives new challenges to ensure that extrusion technologies and process control are developed to adapt accordingly.

Rafiq Ahmad Conference topic:
Reduced drying costs and improved physical pellet quality
Rafiq Ahmad

Rafiq Ahmad moved to Norway to pursue a Master degree in Chemical engineering at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway in 2010. He has over two years of work experience from chemical process industries where his responsibilities involved operation of process plant equipment, process optimization, raw material handling and project planning and development in order to enhance the product quality and yield. In 2013, he started his industrial PhD project entitled “Thermal and rheological properties of protein feed ingredients and their impact on extrusion process and product quality” at the University of Bergen Department of Chemistry in collaboration with Nofima, Norway.

Potential plasticizer candidates such as free amino acids and pH have been evaluated combined with moisture in a soy protein concentrate model system using a Phase Transition Analyzer (closed-chamber capillary rheometer). The study demonstrate that free amino acids and low molecular weight water- soluble peptides can replace moisture as a plasticizer in the extrusion process. Due to the need for higher moisture level during extrusion processing of the increasingly commonly used plant-based diets these require more energy for drying compared to fishmeal based diets. The use of protein based plasticizers opens up the possibility to obtain a satisfactory “cook” at reduced moisture level with a potential for significant reduction of the energy consumption. The results from this study documents the possibility to develop a new processing add for the fish feed industry, serving multiple purposes, such as nutrient, plasticizer and binder in extruded fish feed.

Scott Vallette Conference topic:
Processing efficiencies for sustainability and profits
Scott Vallette

Scott Vallette is a Market Manager for Buhler Aeroglide Europe where he supports a growing customer base in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Scott has deep knowledge and experience in thermal processing applied to food and feed production. Scott worked with National Drying Machinery Company before joining Buhler Aeroglide’s U.K. office in the spring of 2005. He is a regular contributor to industry conference events where he introduces a long tradition of drying and engineering expertise to the unique needs of aqua feed processors, pet food processors, and the manufacturers of snack food.

This presentation will introduce three opportunities for processing efficiencies in drying that can both ensure sustainability and improve bottom line profits: Aquafeed processing lines, on average, experience up to a 5% loss in fines during processing; however, if they are continuously collected in the dryer, they can be carefully reintroduced upstream to eliminate waste, product loss and the need to introduce additional raw material for the same output as well as reduce the cost and time required for cleaning. Heat loss comes about because of inefficient operations or thermodynamic limitations on equipment and processes. Fortunately, it can be captured and reused with a heat recovery system. Many processors track the cost of fuel used in drying operations but they don’t consider lost production compared to energy costs. Because most extruded feeds are sold by weight, over drying can mean a processor is sending water (at product value that could have gone to packaging), straight out the exhaust stack. The good news is a processor can raise discharge moisture and get more out of the production line with no additional cost or additional dry ingredients. The value of this recaptured production can be surprising.

Dr. Anders F. Haubjerg Conference topic:
Hybrid dryer exhaust air processing; towards a sustainable solution for odor abatement with concurrent energy- and water recovery
Dr. Anders F. Haubjerg

Anders holds a M. Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Southern Denmark and UCD Ireland from 2011, and an Industrial PhD degree within model based optimization of the drying process in extruded feed production. He has five years of industry experience within simulation and modeling of heat and mass transfer. Anders has published in national science magazines, the International Aquafeed Directory and authored eight scientific articles on mechanical durability and energy efficiency in extruded feed production. He has presented his research at seven national and international seminars and symposia, particularly related to the drying of extruded feed.

 Hot air drying is one of the most widespread drying methods in extruded feed production. The exhaust air from hot air dryers are malodorous, humid and warm. The ideal solution would integrate the goal of reducing odor, recover energy and reuse condensed water back into the process, in a single end-pipe solution. This has been the aim in a recent collaborative development project, subsidized by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, between Graintec A/S and customers in aquafeed and pet food production. This presentation will highlight experiences from the project, and demonstrate applications and potential of the technology in future pet- and fish feed plants, as well as when retrofitted onto existing lines. A technical-economical comparison with conventional odor abatement technologies will be given, alongside results from pilot-scale experimental stages: condensation based odor abatement efficiency, energy recovery potential and feeding trials using feed produced with recycled water, condensed from the drying process.

Dr. Olav Fjeld Kraugerud Conference topic:
Technology transfer and novel ingredients
Dr. Olav Fjeld Kraugerud

Dr. Olav Fjeld Kraugerud, leads the Centre for Feed Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway. In this role he works with customers in both academia and industry. The challenge of always making feed in new ways leads to innovation, as new demands are imposed on both hardware and processes. As a previous scientist at the Aquaculture Protein Centre in Norway, Dr. Kraugerud was one of the demanding customers of the Centre from 2004 to 2012. In his thesis, he mainly examined the processing of novel ingredients, especially the carbohydrate fraction, and studied their nutritional effects. He received his PhD in 2008.

The drive for new ingredients puts a timely pressure on processing evolution, with respect to both physical quality of the pellets, and nutritional quality. The talk will give some examples on processing of novel ingredients, and strategies to reach the goal. For example, the food sector has valuable knowledge on ingredients processing, that the feed sector can benefit largely form.

Rui Alexandre Gonçalves Conference topic:
Occurrence and impact in rainbow trout
Rui Alexandre Gonçalves

Rui A. Gonçalves, holds the position of Scientist – Aquaculture in the Research & Development of BIOMIN Holding where his main focus on Mycotoxins research in aquaculture species. Rui holds a BSc degree in Marine Biology and Biotechnology, followed by a MSc in Aquaculture and a Post graduation in Pharmaceuticals sciences. Gonçalves worked for one of the major Gilthead Seabream and Seabass hatcheries in Europe where he was responsible for the larval rearing and weaning. Later he focused his objectives on nutrition of new species for aquaculture at University of Algarve, Being involved in several projects for determination of nutrient requirements for Solea senegalensis, Sepia officinalis through radioactive (14C) tube-feeding methods.

To evaluate the consequences of mycotoxin contamination in European aquaculture finished feeds, two experiments were performed with rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): the effect of short and long term feeding of Fusarium mycotoxins to rainbow trout, using natural contaminated raw materials and pure mycotoxins was tested and the influence of mycotoxins against Yersinia ruckeri susceptibility was evaluated. All experimental diets revealed the presence of other mycotoxins metabolites/toxins alongside added Fusarium. The presence of these naturally-occurring metabolites/toxins, highlights the high risk of mycotoxin contamination in aquaculture finished feeds within Europe. The effect of feeding Fusarium mycotoxins to rainbow trout resulted in a significant decrease in growth. Thermal growth coefficient decreased 17 % (p = 0.001) and specific growth rate decreased in 13 % (p < 0.001). Also important differences (P > 0.05) were found for protein efficiency rate or feed efficiency rate. Ingestion of mycotoxins resulted in gut and liver tissue destruction, confirmed by blood enzymes values and histology. Experiment results, confirms that the ingestion of mycotoxins, within the levels found on finished feeds across Europe (up to 1000ppb), can lead to an overall decline in performance which ultimately results in economic losses.

Dr. Kabir Chowdhury Conference topic:
Toward higher inclusion of soybean meal in salmon feeds
Dr. Kabir Chowdhury

With broad knowledge and more than 20 years of field experience in aquaculture production management and nutrition, Dr. Kabir Chowdhury's academic and research excellence are reflected in numerous scientific communications published in various outlets. He received his PhD in Animal Nutrition from the UG/OMNR Fish Nutrition Research Laboratory (FNRL) of the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and MSc from the Asian Institute of Technology of Thailand. At his current position with Jefo Nutrition Inc., an animal feed additive company from Canada, he manages the worldwide aquaculture program for the organization.

Dr. André Dumas Conference topic:
Toward higher inclusion of soybean meal in salmon feeds
Dr. André Dumas

Maarten Jay van Schoonhoven Conference topic:
Effect of an immuno-modulating algal extract on disease prevention in aquaculture
Maarten Jay van Schoonhoven

Maarten Jay van Schoonhoven has worked for various companies involved in aquaculture in Europe, USA and Thailand. After starting with sales and account management he was able successfully to introduce new products into different aquaculture markets. This involved working closely between the end users and the R&D group to find the best product and the best possible application. He now works for Olmix, which is introducing a range of highly innovative products into the aquaculture market.

Marine algae are at the base of the food pyramid and are the fastest growing plant organisms in nature. Nutritional studies have shown that green, brown and red seaweeds possess good nutritional characteristics, and in addition, also have biological active compounds including proteins, polyunsaturated fatty acids, pigments, polyphenols, minerals, vitamins and polysaccharides. Biological activities related to these compounds include: antiviral antibacterial, anti-tumor, anti-proliferative and immunomodulatory activities. Olmix has specialized in working with polysaccharide extracts from wild harvested algae. Studies in collaboration with INRA have already demonstrated high immunomodulating activities. More recently University trials where shrimp were challenged with Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria causing EMS, showed long lasting effects that helped improving survival rates. Field trials in both fish and shrimp have confirmed the beneficial effects of these sulphated polysaccharides from marine algae.

Dr. Norbert Schmitz Conference topic:
Deforestation-free and sustainable vegetable fats and proteins for aquaculture feed
Dr. Norbert Schmitz

Norbert Schmitz obtained a PhD in business administration from the University of Cologne in Germany. He worked several years for a leading European management consultancy before developing, in a multi- stakeholder initiative, ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). Since 2010, he is Managing Director of ISCC System GmbH. Today, ISCC is a globally leading certification scheme with system users in 100 countries. 3,500 companies are using ISCC to proof sustainability along supply chains – from agricultural production, trade and conversion to the consumer markets.

Protein and fats sources of vegetable origin (e.g. soybean meal, soybean oil, rapeseed oil and palm oil), gained relevance supporting the traditional fishmeal for the satisfaction of the growing aquaculture feed demand. The use of these feed sources has though potential negative effects on the environment, as most of the fishmeal alternatives are cultivated in highly bio-diverse tropical and equatorial regions and could derive from unsustainable deforestation practices. With this contribution we would like to present an innovative system based on remote sensing data (Global Risk Assessment Services), able to verify whether unsustainable production practices are used for the production of raw materials in aquaculture feed. The system allows the identification of agricultural land obtained through deforestation. In addition, the several stages of the feedstock preparation and processing can be mapped, offering a complete traceability of the supply chain of the feed products. Cases based on soybean meal and palm oil production are presented in this contribution.

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09:00 - 17:00 International Pellet Conference
Production technology for the pelleting of bio-degradable materials for biomass pellets Congres Saal III
Focus:Biomass wood pelleting technology
Organizer:AEBIOM (The European Biomass Association)
Delegate profile:Mill and plant managers, CEOs, directors, from biomass pelleting plants.
Price: Early bird fee: € 180,- (until May 14th); € 250,- (from May 15th)
More info:http://www.aebiom.org/
Speaker(s):
Cristina Calderon & Gilles Gauthier (AEBIOM & networks) Conference topic:
Welcome
Cristina Calderon & Gilles Gauthier (AEBIOM & networks)

To be determined Conference topic:
General introduction to safety in the wood pellet sector
To be determined

Henry Persson, RISE Conference topic:
Self-heating and firefighting
Henry Persson, RISE

Dr. Urban Svedberg, Sundsvall Hospital Conference topic:
Off-gassing & oxygen depletion
Dr. Urban Svedberg, Sundsvall Hospital

Javier Gil Barno, CENER Conference topic:
Reducing the impact of self-heating behaviour of torrefied biomass
Javier Gil Barno, CENER

Wilfried Pichler, Holzforschung Austria Conference topic:
Reducing reactivity of wood pellets
Wilfried Pichler, Holzforschung Austria

To be determined Conference topic:
Ozone post-treatment of wood pellets
To be determined

Christophe Garnier, Prodesa Conference topic:
Safety in pellet production
Christophe Garnier, Prodesa

Richard Farnish, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (TBC) Conference topic:
Safety in pellet transport and storage
Richard Farnish, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology (TBC)

Jeff Snoeys, Fike (TBC) Conference topic:
Technology in prevention, detection and firefighting
Jeff Snoeys, Fike (TBC)

Martin Englisch, BEA Institut für Bioenergie Conference topic:
Online quality testing system
Martin Englisch, BEA Institut für Bioenergie

Kai Borgstädt / Franz Blieninger, HD Pelletstechnologie Conference topic:
Controlling length distribution of wood pellets
Kai Borgstädt / Franz Blieninger, HD Pelletstechnologie

Tobias Distler, Amandus Kahl Conference topic:
Innovation in pelletizing
Tobias Distler, Amandus Kahl

Peter Lange, CPM Europe Conference topic:
Oil re-circulation system for roller lubrication
Peter Lange, CPM Europe

NRG Box Conference topic:
NRG Box: fully-automatic retail sale unit
NRG Box

Danny Vancoppenolle, Port of Ghent (TBC) Conference topic:
Biobased industry
Danny Vancoppenolle, Port of Ghent (TBC)

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Meeting the right companies and people during an event is your number one priority. FVG SELECT will provide you with the tools to do so. Erik Heemskerk,General Manager, Victam International B.V.
FVG Select 2017 13 - 14 June 2017
Koelnmesse, Cologne

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FVG select is held at the Congress Center East at the Kölnmesse, Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 51, 50679 Cologne, Germany. 

Conferences & Expo

The conferences will be held at Congress Centre East, Congress Saal I - III (4th floor). The expo floor is in hall 11.3. This is also the location for all the catering facilities (coffee & tea breaks, lunch, network reception) and the business match-making meetings.

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Travel by car

Enter DEUTZ-MÜLHEIMER STRASSE 51 into your in-car navigation system for directions to Koelnmesse. The exhibition center also has extensive (paid) car parking facilities. You can park at parking 10 (please use entrance D). 

Travel by railway

The exhibition center has its own railway station (KoelnMesse/ Deutz) and connects directly to Cologne International Airport and is only one stop from Köln Central Station (approximately ten minutes).



Transport

Cologne can be easily reached by train, car and plane. The KoelnMesse has its own railway station Köln Messe/Deutz which connects directly to Cologne International Airport and is only one stop from Köln Central Station (approximately ten minutes).

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Visa Information

If you are traveling to our event from a country whose citizens require a visa for Germany, you will need to obtain an official invitation letter. A. Sutter Dialog Services GmbH will issue invitation letters on behalf of VICTAM International B.V. For more information please click the button.

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