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Enzymatic Processing and Modification - Current and Future Trends

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The conference will provide a detailed review of the opportunities now available, including a review of Life Cycle Analysis when using enzymatic processing. The conference finally offers a critical assessment of the merits of enzymatic processes when compared with more conventional processes

Enzymatic Processing and Modification - Current and Future Trends Het Pand, University of Ghent, Belgium 21 - 22 June 2011, 09.00 - 17.00 Organised by SCI's Lipids Group Synopsis The use of enzymes to modify edible oils has grown in the last twenty-five years from being an alternative to the chemical method of degumming oils such as soyabean oil to becoming a highly versatile process, used for a variety of structure-modifying processes. The lipases have since become more widely used tools in the processing of various lipids, effective in processes such as interesterification as well as the production of diacylglycerols. The production of structured lipids as well as other triacylglycerols formed with the aid of enzymes provides yet more evidence of their versatility, and such examples will be discussed in this conference by scientists and technologists who have been directly involved in their development. Most recently the use of enzymes in the production of bio-fuels has been signalled, and this application will also be considered at Ghent. The conference will provide a detailed review of the opportunities now available, including a review of Life Cycle Analysis when using enzymatic processing. The conference finally offers a critical assessment of the merits of enzymatic processes when compared with more conventional processes. The speakers are drawn from both industry and academia to provide both relevant and practical information as well as the latest research into the application of lipases in oil processing and modification. Organising Committee David Cowan, Novozymes Wolf Hamm Parkash Kochhar, University of Reading Location Het Pand, University of Ghent, Belgium, UK Please click here for a location map.
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