Feed Design Lab, Stayerhofweg 25F, 5861 EJ Wanssum
The project is an initiative of Victam Foundation, Wageningen University &Research, Zetadec, Aeres Training Center International, Feed Design Lab, Agrifirm, Pelleting Technology Netherlands, Phileo by Lesaffre, DSM and Elanco Animal Health.
We study how co-products from agriculture and (food) industry can be effectively included in pelleted feed, without affecting pellet quality, from a technological perspective. These co-products originate, for example, from food- or biofuel production.
15.00: Opening by Trudy van Megen, director Feed Design Lab and introduction participants
15.15: Sonja De Vries (assistent professor, WUR)
General presentation of the PCA project.
15.30: Richard Benders (PhD-candidate, WUR)
Presentation 1:”The power of computational modelling in the feed pellet production”. How can we optimize the pelleting process by using computer-based models? Which predominant material properties affect the pelleting process in terms of heat and moisture transfer? What do we learn from these kind of models?
16.00: Coffee break
16.15: Eric Vissers (process technologist, Feed Design Lab)
Presentation 2: Pelleting experiment with 14 raw materials: performance and results
16.30: Tom Bastiaansen (PhD-candidate, WUR)
Presentation 3: “Physical behaviour of mash feed during pelleting”. The role of feed composition on pellet quality is well established, but limitedly understood. How does feed mash behaviour differ between compositions and how is this related to their composition? More importantly, what could this tell us about pellet quality?
17.15: Discussion chaired by Trudy van Megen
18.00: Closing by Trudy van Megen, drinks and bites