January 10, 2017
Aquafeed extrusion course to be held in Norway
The 3rd annual "Aquafeed Extrusion Technology" short course will be offered by consultancy firm Food Industry Engineering (FiE) at the Centre for Feed Technology (FôrTek) in Norway from April 14-16, 2017.
The three-day programme covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation requirements for extrusion. The 2016 programme included a "Food & Feed Drying Technology" course, which will be repeated this year on April 27-28. The courses are independent, so participants can choose to attend extrusion or drying courses individually, or in combination.
Gordon Young of FiE said the feedback from participants about the quality of the past courses has been excellent. "So much that we were also invited to deliver on-site training for extruder operators at a major Norwegian aquafeed plant last year... and we are in discussion on repeating - and perhaps expanding - that this year."
"FôrTek has excellent pilot plant facilities to provide a practical side to our training," Gordon added. An extrusion exercise will be carried out during the course to demonstrate the principles presented during the training.
Gordon is also an Associate of FoodStream Pty Ltd. FoodStream has been presenting extrusion and related training programmes in Australia and the surrounding region, including Thailand, for almost 20 years.
The course presenters have also published textbooks which support the training. "Food & Feed Extrusion Technology: An Applied Approach to Extrusion Theory" contains similar, but expanded, information as the extrusion courses. This book is available separately from www.fie.com.au/books, or from major booksellers. Details of the courses are available at www.fie.com.au/events.