6-8 Aug 2024
Potchefstroom | South Africa | 2520
R12 500 pp


The training seminar focus on technical and practical applications of extrusion.

This is presented by international experts with years of experience in extrusion processing, product development and applications.

Focus is also being placed on latest trends and new developments in the sector.

What to expect:

  • Introduction to extrusion and feed processing
  • Introduction and principles of extrusion 
  • Raw material properties for extrusion processing
  • Processing of soybeans with extrusion and expelling technologies 
  • Extrusion processing of aqua feed and pet food
  • Ensuring a smooth running extrusion operation
  • Food extrusion, health and safety
  • Extrusion processing of TVP & corn-soy blends
  • Processing of animal by-products and other food waste with extrusion technology
  • How to develop a new product with extrusion technology
  • Food safety and extrusion technology
  • Texturization of pulses, legumes & High Moisture Meat Analogs (HMMA)
  • Extrusion applications for food products 

Who should attend?

Producers of agricultural grain products

Milling companies


Aquaculture producers

Pet food and aqua feed producers

Ready-to-eat food processing companies

Feed processing companies

Economic developing agencies

Universities and research  institutions

Funding institutions

Extrusion plant operators and maintenance personnel

Day 1:
Introduction and principles of extrusion
Raw material properties for extrusion processing
Single or twin-screw extruder?
Processing of snacks and cereal
Aqua feed and pet food production from raw material to packaging
Extrusion processing of aqua feed and pet foods
Practical extrusion demonstrations
Networking function
Day 2:
Extrusion processing of instant porridges and corn-soy blends
Texturization of soy, pulses and legumes
High Moisture Extrusion Cooking (HMEC)​
Processing of soybeans with extrusion and expelling technologies
Processing of animal by-products and other food waste with extrusion technology
Ensuring a smooth-running extrusion operation
Feed safety and extrusion processing
​Practical extrusion demonstrations 
New trends in extrusion processing – Quo Vadis… 
Networking dinner
Day 3:
Keynote #1:  Setting the scene – Nutrition and food relief perspective​
Keynote #2:  Setting the scene – Sustainability and social development
Keynote #3: Local value chain development and beneficiation of local crops
Keynote #4:  Setting the scene – Stimulation of local economic development and job creation
Keynote #5:  Setting the scene – Needs, barriers and opportunities: An industry perspective
Panel discussion with moderator including keynote speakers

Course presenter

Prof Mian Riaz
​Director, Extrusion Technology Program- TEES Edge, Texas A&M University, USA .

Prof Mian Riaz joined the Process Engineering R&D Center 25 years ago after completing his Ph.D in Food Science from the University of Maine at Orono, Maine, He was the first Ph.D. 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 Center. He has published 5 books, 22 chapters and more than 100 papers on extrusion and other related topics. Three of his books are in the area of extrusion, Extruders in Food Application, Extruders and Expanders in Pet Food, Aquatic and Livestock Feeds and Extrusion Problem Solved. One of his books is in the area of Soy Application in Foods.  

Prof Riaz is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences and meetings and so far he has delivered more than 300 presentations in 55 countries.