Held March 3, the Fourth Aquafeed Horizons Conference will focus on three key areas of concern for the aquafeed industry: protein sources, natural feed additives and processing efficiency.
The conference will provide aquafeed producers and the allied industries in the Asia Pacific region with information to help them adapt, improve and innovate.
An international lineup of experts will give presentations on a variety of topics that are pertinent to the aquafeed industry. The educational program includes the following presentations:
"Current Aquafeed and Aquaculture in Thailand," Dr. Juadee Pongmaneerat, Thai Department of Fisheries; "Reassuring the Value Chain as to the Sustainability and Purity of Fishmeal and Fish Oil," Dr. Andrew Jackson, International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization; "Rendered Products in Aquafeeds," Dr. Geoff Allan, Port Stephens Fisheries Centre; "Harvesting the Benefits of Grain Application in Aquafeeds," David Smith, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research; "Stabilizing Formulation Cost and Performance of Aquafeeds Require Innovative Approaches," Dr. Peter Coutteau, INVE Nutri-Ad; "Trends in Aquafeed in Southeast Asia and China: Relevance and Technical Solutions," Urs Wuest, Buhler; "Increasing the Ingredient Possibilities for Floating Feeds," Will Henry, Extru-Tech; "Improving Plant Efficiencies," Galen Rokey, Wenger Manufacturing; and "Extrusion of Micro Aquatic and Shrimp Feeds," Joe Kearns, Wenger Manufacturing. Early registration is strongly advised; walk-ins will only be accepted on a space-available basis.
At the Bioenergy International Pellets Update Conference on March 4, the new world "Pellets Map" created by Bioenergy International will be unveiled. All participants will get a wall poster with all major pellets plants represented on it.
There are more than 600 production plants worldwide, with the largest producing 400,000 tonnes per year. But that mark will soon be surpassed as two new plants that are currently under construction will produce 1 million tonnes per year.
The educational program at this year’s conference will feature a presentation of the global production, trade and use of pellets; examples of production and use; a presentation on resources, certification and standards; a review of new technology and processing methods; and a look at fire protection and security matters.
For a specific list of topics and speakers and for registration information, visit