~ • Tho 1992
• ... Conference and Exhi-
~ birion on Oilseed
Technology and Urihzaticn
10 be held Sept. 13-18.
1992. will provide registrants with an
understanding of the major economic
factors and technical developments
that will shape the industry in East
Central Europe during the opening of
the 21 st century.
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The conference will be held in the
Pesti Vigado in central Budapest on
the banks of the Danube River.
There will be a thorough discussion
of factors that affect the development
of products and related considerations
in a market economy. In
addition, the conference will discuss
current issues relative to environmental
mailers. political climates and
other issues that will direct the future
of oilseeds in East Central Europe.
Abstracts of plenary presentations are
printed in this issue of INFORM.
beginning on Page 878.
The latest developments in technical
areas will be presented in oilseeds
processing. protein products and animal
Those in oilseed industries
throughout the world who are interested
in making contacts and doing
business in emerging markets in
Europe are the primary audience for
The focus of the conference will be
to expose delegates from market
economies to the current status of
markets and technology in Central
and Eastern Europe and to introduce
delegates from emerging market
economies to business and technology
within market economies through-
Participants will take from this conference
an improved understanding of
the industry that will help guide their
institution's future planning. Among
the benefits to attendees will be:
• Access to latest information from
international experts and specialists .
• Personal contact with colleagues
and industry leaders from
around the world.
• Preprtms of plenary and selected
post presentations prepared as a practical
reference guide for use both during
and after the conference.
• Opportunities 10 discuss with
exhibitors the wide range of technology
and services available 10the industry.
• An optional plant lour which will
give a first-hand view of the oil processing
industry in Hungary.
A major exhibit by suppliers of
products and services related to the
fats and oils industry will be held
beginning the first afternoon and
concluding during the fourth day of
the conference. Descriptions of
exhibits are printed beginning on
All technical registrants will
receive a ticket for an opening
mixer to be held Sunday evening,
Sept. 13, 1992, at the Pesti Vigado.
Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will
There are two optional social
events for which registrants must
purchase tickets if they wish 10 participate.
The first is the plant tour on
Wednesday. Sept. 16. 1992. COSI is
$40 a person. The bus tour will be to
the sunflower processing facility at
Martfu, southeast of Budapest. Afler
lunch. the technical registrant partie-
ipants will continue to Bugac Puszta
to sample traditional lifestyles on the
Great Hungarian Plain. The second
optional social event is a banquet to
be held Thursday evening, Sept. 17.
1992, at the Hotel Duna InterContinental.
The event will feature a program
of music and Hungarian folklore.
Tickets cost $50 a person.
A separate program for guests and
spouses will include tours of
Budapest, the surrounding areas, and
the castle area of Budapest. An
optional tour on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
1992, will be to the Bugac Puszta
Registration and housing infonnalion
is available from the American
Oil Chemists' Society Education
Department, PO Box 3489, Champaign,
IL 61826-3489 (fax: 217-351-
Key members of the organizing
committee include Michael J. Boyer
as general chairperson for the conference;
Robert Hasten, as technical
program coordinator; Janos Ho116.
Steve Nemeth, Ragnar J.S. Ohlson
and Endre Sipos as cocbatrpersons
for the technical program; and AOCS
Executive Director James Lyon.
Ho1l6 also has served as head of the
local organizing group in Budapest.
Danube River (above) reflects Hungarian
ParlIament bu1tdlng (Iar bank).
Stained glass window In Mattias Church
(below) has survived through centuries.
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roo • One day of the 1992 AOCS
Exhibition on Oilseed
Technology and Utilization
has been set aside for a visit \0 the
sunflower/rapeseed processing facility
at Martfi.i, southeast of Budapest.
The facility, built in the mid-l 970s
adjacent to the Tisza River in Hun-
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oilseed facility ''''''- -.-,.., ~
gary's Great Plain, can process 1,600
tons of sunflowerseed a day. More
than 400 persons are employed at the
facility. Sunflower, and sometimes
rapeseed, arrives virtually daily from
all over Hungary. The facility can
store enough seed for approximately
20 days' crush. After dehulling.
meats move by conveyor to expeller
.mv.. (upper len)
am.ctIon _ (right)
and refining _
presses, which recover about 75% of
the oil content, and then to solvent
extraction via a Krupp extractor;
hulls are used as fuel for boilers at
The support laboratory at Martfu
has a staff of approximately 30 persons:
approximately two-thirds are
laboratory technicians. In addition to
OrIginal silos sl Martf(l ha.... been supplemented wtth metal stor.ge blns.s 'eclllty has ex~nded since opening
the usual quality checks on products,
the lab staff also monitors the wastewater
More than 90% of the oil produced
is exported beyond Hungary,
most to other European destinations
including neighbors such as Austria.
Scandinavia. or on to world markets
through Rotterdam. The meal is
used primarily as animal feed.
The facility includes an extensive
wastewater treatment system. NMV
representatives say the effluent
returned to the Tisza is purer than
Farming patterns in Hungary changed
after Martfii was built. Sunflower
acreage averaged 250,000 hectares for
At right, a.bomory"'" ..........
JoMt Ylzj (18ft) end IiIIII1II NIIgr-Subo,
clleck Photo .. left ehoW8 porOon
of trMImenI ... tlty. 061
.ror.ge tanlllarm (billow) .. temporary
home lor oIt produced lit U.rHO.
the five-year period 1978-82. according
to Oil World, rising to more than
390,000 hectares in the mid-1980s and
was estimated at approximately 350,OCIO
hectares for 1990-91.
The tour will provide conference
registrants with a close look at one
of the world's larger sunflower processing
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