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WORLD CONFERENCE

Budapest

~ • 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.

conference

to open

Sept. 13

AOCS World

INFORM, Vol. 3. no. 8 (August 1992)

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

feeds.

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

this conference.

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-

OUIthe world.

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

Page 871.

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

be served.

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

are a.

Registration and housing infonnalion

is available from the American

Oil Chemists' Society Education

Department, PO Box 3489, Champaign,

IL 61826-3489 (fax: 217-351-

8091).

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.

859

INFORM. Vol. 3. no. 8


860

roo • One day of the 1992 AOCS

'@_7;;:WOrldConferenceand

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-

INFORM. Vol. 3. no. 8 (August 1992)

WORLD CONFERENCE

Martfii

Hungary's largest

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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

--by

............. 10

Sunfto_swd

.mv.. (upper len)

am.ctIon _ (right)

and refining _

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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 facility.

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

purification operations.

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

the intake.

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.

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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

facilities.

INFORM. VOl. 3. no. 8

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