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Food Extrusion: Cereals, Pulses, Proteins & Other Ingredients

September 29 - October 4

21st Annual Practical Short Course on
Food Extrusion: Cereals, Pulses, Proteins & Other Ingredients

(Formerly “Texturized Vegetable Protein & Other Soy Products”)

Organized by

  • The Process Engineering Research & Development Center
  • Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • In cooperation with AACC International
  • USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council/American Pulse Association

(Schedule & Information Subject to Change)

Objectives of Short Course

  • Examine the processing of different food ingredients.
  • Study the applications and benefits of texturized vegetable protein (TVP) in different food systems.
  • Identify current practices for processing TVP.
  • Explore extrusion processing and its hardware.
  • Learn and understand whole grain cereals and legumes processing.
  • Demonstrate different food related equipment in operation.

Download Complete 2019 Schedule and Information Here


Reservations for lodging should be made directly by attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites for short course participants at the special rate of $125/night plus tax for single occupancy or double occupancy.  This rate includes a free full breakfast as well as free shuttle to and from the College Station airport.  Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code ‘FEX’ . Hotel reservations must be received before August 29, 2019 in order to get this special rate; the special rate DOES NOT APPLY before September 29 or after October 04. You can make reservation by telephone, fax, e-mail or Click Here:

Embassy Suites
201 University Drive East
College Station, Texas 77840 USA.
Tel: 979-260-6000

Fax: 979-260-6001


When faxing or emailing hotel reservations, please include a credit card number to confirm you reservation, and also include your departure and arrival dates.


Easterwood Airport at College Station is easily reached by about eight flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via United Airlines. The airport code for Easterwood Airport is CLL. To get to the hotel in College Station, participants can call the Hilton hotel (979.693.7500) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service or schedule a pickup with GroundShuttle.com (855.303.4415) from George Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) or Houston Hobby airport (HOB).


The registration fee for the short course and pilot plant demonstrations include Monday evening mixer, daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificate of completion. Registration fee is $1650 if paid in full by August 24, 2018. After this date, registration fee is $1750. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available upon request. An OPTIONAL black&white paper manual/binder is available for an additional $200 fee. There is a 10% registration discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Additionally, there is a 10% registration discount if you are a member AACC International.  Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first- come, first-served basis.

You can pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card) online. Call if you have questions.

If paying by check, make payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office c/o TEES EDGE Program, 7607 Eastmark Dr. Suite 250 D, College Station, TX 77840.

For registration inquiries contact:

Cyndi Casanova

Short Course Coordinator
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2741
Fax: (979) 845-2744
E-mail: shortcourse@tamu.edu

Location And Facilities

All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower on the Texas A&M University Campus. College Station temperatures are from 69-91ºF (21-33ºC) in September. Participants will be taken by bus to the Process Engineering R&D Center (TAMU RELLIS Campus) for afternoon demonstrations. Manuals and lectures will be in English. Translation equipment is available by prior arrangements for organized groups willing to provide their own translators.

Short Course Conduct

All Short Course Sessions will be informal. Insurance policies do not allow non-university personnel, other than original manufacturers, to operate equipment. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks, and social periods. Laptops are allowed in the classroom to follow the presentations in the short course eBook manual. If you require WiFi access during the conference, please inform the Short Course Coordinator when you register (the hotel has its own WiFi access and is separate from the conference). Rights to cancel this course with refund, to deny service, to substitute speakers, and to change schedules, as necessary to expedite the course, are reserved. Texas A&M University System policy does not allow inclusion of alcoholic beverages in registration fees.


Additional Information

For additional technical information contact:

Dr. Mian N. Riaz

Process Engineering R&D Center
Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas 77843-2476 U.S.A.
Tel: (979) 845-2774
Fax: (979) 845-2744
E-Mail: mnriaz@tamu.edu

To view photos of past Past Short Courses click here.


September 29
October 4
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