Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Vegtetable Oil Processing and Products of Vegetable Oil/Biodiesel

October 27 - October 31

Organized by

  • The Process Engineering Research & Development Center
  • Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • The Texas A&M University System

(Schedule & Information Subject to Change)

Objectives of Short Course

Train production personnel in principles and practices of:

  • New methods in vegetable oil refining and processing
  • Latest methods in bleaching, neutralization, interesterification and deodorization of major vegetable oils
  • Production of biofuels
  • Production of non-trans fats
  • Filtration and vacuum systems and much more

Who Should Attend

This short course is a must attend for anyone involved in the field of Vegetable Oil Processing and interested in the latest developments in bleaching, hydrogenation, interesterification, deodorization, production of biodiesel and non-trans fats.

  • Plant Managers and Engineers
  • R&D Personnel
  • Sales and Marketing Personnel
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Application Scientists

Download Complete Schedule and Information Here


The Practical Short Course on Processing of Vegetable Oils will be held at Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Participants can be reached at (979)845-2741 (telephone) or (979)845-2744 (facsimile) from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Thursday in case of emergencies.



All Short Course sessions will be informal. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks and social periods. College Station temperatures in October are from 85 – 70 ºF (27 – 18 ºC).



College Station (Easterwood) Airport has about 10 flights/day, with air service from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport via American Eagle Airlines (an American Airlines commuter) and from Houston Intercontinental Airport via Continental Airlines. Early reservations are recommended. Participants should call the Embassy Suites (979-260-6000) upon arrival at Easterwood Airport for courtesy van service.



Lodging reservations should be made directly by attendees. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn for Short Course participants at the special rate of $ 99/night plus tax for single occupancy.  Ask for the rate specifically and mention the Group Code: MRG.  All reservations should be made before October 13, 2019 to receive the special rate. Vans/buses will be provided to and from lectures and social functions.

Hampton Inn
320 Texas Ave. S.
College Station, TX 77840, USA
Ph: 979.846.0184
Fax: 979.268.5807



The registration fee is $1,550 and includes lunches, Short Course Manual and transportation service during classes. Rights to substitute speakers and change topics and schedules, as necessary to expedite the course, are reserved. Participants must be pre-registered before arrival in College Station. Space is limited, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment, by check drawn on a U.S. bank or international cashiers check in U.S. dollars, must accompany the application.

Make checks 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. You may pay by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card) when registering online.

Registration fees are not refundable, but the same firm may send substitute personnel.


For additional technical information, write, call or e-mail to:
Dr. M.S. Alam
Head, Fats and Oils Program
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2740
E-mail: msalam@tamu.edu

For registration inquiries contact:
Cyndi Casanova
Short Course Coordinator
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2741
E-mail: shortcourse@tamu.edu


October 27
October 31
Event Categories:


Process Engineering Research & Development Center