2nd Global Milling Conference – Live Update

The International Milling Directory has been excited to hear from our colleagues in Bangalore, India at the close of the second and final day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference.
This conference was held with delegates able to also visit VIV India, which was also in Bangalore in the same week.
A report is below giving a great insight into how this conference went and a look ahead to the next one in 2015.

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

There was great excitement on the closing day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference today when scientist Dr Sourav Kumar of the International School of Milling Technology at the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore, India, announced the introduction of a new ‘milk’ product made exclusively from wheat germ and which can sell at one-third the current retail price for milk – and which has twice the nutritional content.
Dr Kumar believes that this new product – which a team of 12 scientists developed over an 11-month period – offers India’s malnourished an affordable nutritional drink that will aid growth and development in children and help overcome health issues afflicting adults, such as staving off the development of cancerous cells.
While there is a certain amount of skepticism associated with stories of this nature, on this occasion Dr Kumar samples of his milk product on display – along with a soup broth made from the same processed wheat germ and served to delegates at lunch – tasted like fresh drinking yoghurt. From our personal opinion, the muffin made from the same wheat germ product was rather dry but otherwise very acceptable!
While feeding the world’s hungry might not be upper most in the mind of flour millers (but which this writer believes should be), there is an added advantage for millers who produce flour from this wheat germ product – the resulting flour has an extended shelf life when processed into bread and bakery products. Patents have been applied for the process involved as it is believed by the institute that this wheat germ product could have widespread appeal in many countries including those struggling to provide drinking milk for their populations and where flour milling is carried out. Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website will carry a full report on this exciting development in the May-June 2014 edition.
Meanwhile, some 95 people attended the first day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference and some 55 on the second day. Number were not as high as expected due to the Glance2014 (Global Animal Nutrition) Conference held on animal nutrition and involving feed manufacturing in Bangalore over the preceding three days.
However, those who did attend heard from 20 highly quality speakers on topics ranging from millers and feeding a growing world population through to methods and techniques to avoid waste in the chain of production from harvest through to final product.
Many of the presentations have been recorded on video and will be made available on the Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website in due course. Other papers will be carried in up-coming editions of the Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.
Perendale Publishers and Assocom-India co-hosted this event and plan to host the next 3rd Global Milling Conference in India in September 2015.
The organisers would like to express their thanks to all the speakers and sponsors, including our main sponsor VIV India, for their support in making this a successful event!

Alapala – new mill project completed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Çorum, Turkey – Alapala has wrapped up recently on the new mill which is located in Sudan.

El-Hamama Flour Mills, the owners Ahmed Eltigani A. Musa, Mohammed Yousif Musa has contracted Alapala to supply plant machinery and technology for their new 700 ton per 24 hour flour mill. Being one of the largest single mill in the Sudan under this contract the plant to be supplied by Alapala.

Designing of concrete building
Designing the diagram of the milling section, engineering the design of the flour-milling plant, assembly and start-up

The flour mill is completely automated, minimizing the quantity of the staff.

Commenting on the project, Bora Gökdeniz, Alapala’s sales director said: “Our brief was to build not only one of the most modern mill in Sudan but also one of the most flexible.”

The flour-milling plant completely renewed and modernized by Alapala Machine Industry & Trade Inc. with the new generation milling equipment. The plant has now been operating and is able to deliver a continuous supply of top quality flour for the Sudan market.

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Alapala machinery installed in Sudan

Staff from the International Milling Directory were at a recent deal by Alapala and another miller in Sudan to cover the story, press cutting from GFMT magazine attached below.

GFMT covering the deal, at the very time in April 2013

GFMT covering the deal, at the very time in April 2013

IAOM MEA 2013 – Announcing South Africa in 2014

The International Millling Directory was honoured to be a part of the media partner coverage at IAOM MEA 2013. The conference’s first two days were covered right here on the blog, and now colleagues from Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine will be reviewing and forming features about the event itself. The IAOM MEA 2013 leadership delegation held last minute meetings during the current IAOM conference in Tunisia. Talking to senior IAOM staff, the change from Rwanda to Cape Town, South Africa was the wish of members. Sheena Astete, said to the International Milling Directory,
“We have listened carefully to our members, and all agreed the best ever exhibition
was in Cape Town in 2010, it has the infrastructure and experience to deal with all our delegates”

IAOM MEA 2013 leadership team photo in Sousse, Tunisia

At the closing speeches started with Mr. Damon Sidles, Vice President of IAOM (USA) , followed by Mr. Kamel Belhiria, CEO, La Rose Blanche Group (Tunisia) who announced that the IAOM MEA 2014 venue will be in Cape Town, South Africa. The flag handing over ceremony took place at 13:30-13:35 and the team photo below with Mr. Merzad Jamshidi in front of the conference stage shows the event closed with real success for all delegates.

Look out for the coverage, review and content in the next Grain & Feed Milling Technology issue – November/December 2013. Free online in English and Spanish next month!
We at the International Millling Directory are excited and very hopeful for IAOM MEA 2014’s meeting and hope to cover the event again.
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Geelen Counterflow – Dryers and coolers produced from green and clean electricity

International Milling Directory member, Geelen Counterflow is now a major solar-power producer of electricity for production of coolers and dryers.

A major solar array of over 600 solar panels on the roofs of Geelen Counterflow’s plant in Haelen, Netherlands, was commissioned at the end of October 2013. Every year over 125.000 kWh of clean electricity will be generated for laser‐cutting and welding of stainless steel components for the company’s dryers and coolers.

The investment is part of “project 50/50” which targets a 50% reduction of the company’s CO2 footprint in 2020, compared to 2012 and an increase of 50% in the amount of CO2 reductions the company achieves for its customers by installing more efficient dryers and coolers. The company’s own CO2 footprint measures the exhaust of CO2 that follows from all company processes, from manufacturing and internal transport to heating, electricity and business travel.

Managing Director Sander Geelen said:

“As a manufacturer of counter-flow dryers and coolers we always try to improve the energy balance of our customer’s manufacturing processes. But for the energy balance of the earth, the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases causes more and more solar heat to be trapped inside our atmosphere, so land and oceans become ever warmer on average. It’s like putting on warmer and warmer sweaters when you are already warm enough. There is fast growing scientific evidence that we cannot go on like this. Rather than argue about details, we’d better start solving the problem. Sooner or later the investment will pay off. The investment in solar panels is only one step towards the target of 50% reduction of CO2 footprint for the company.

There are many things that companies can do with little investment, that save both CO2 and money. For example, timers on heating systems, double-sided printing, movement sensors on lighting etc. But even for bigger investments like efficient company cars, bikes for employees, more efficient computers, LED lighting, electric forklifts, improved insulation and solar panels, we always conclude that what is good for the environment is also good for our employees and eventually for our bottom line.”

Geelen Counterflow (85 employees) develops and builds energy‐efficient counterflow dryers and coolers for the feed and food industries. Over 80% is exported outside of Western Europe, with the help of sales and service offices in the US, Argentina and China. The company is currently preparing for the construction of a zero‐energy‐office for up to 50 office staff, to be built in 2014 according to “cradle to cradle” eco‐friendly design principles, using sustainable building materials.

Details on Muyang

Muyang’s activities cover design, development, fabrication and installation of the machinery & engineering of the following industries such as feed manufacturing, grain milling, environment protection, food processing, bulk solids handling and storage, steel structure building as well as industrial automation.

Dried Pet Food Manufacturing Plant online auction

Dried pet food plant

Dried pet food plant

An interesting auction we are highlighting for International Milling Directory members is taking place online now for a dried pet food manufacturing plant. The plant is located in Peterborough, East Midlands region of England in the UK. The interesting thing is that it is relevant for all our international members as it is taking place online with electronic bidding and payment. The deadline is a few weeks away at 1pm UK time on Thursday 1st August. More information is below.

On behalf of a major pet food manufacturer due to the closure of their UK manufacturing site in Peterborough. The sale will close on 1st August at 1pm UK time, with inspections available by appointment.

The sale will include a great variety of assets, many having been installed only within the last few years. The prime process area includes Tietjen hammer mills and Guttridge hoppers and conveyors. There is a tank farm with 18 stainless steel tanks with capacities up to 30 tonnes. Flomat Bagfilla Taybag flavouring hoppers feed the soak screw platform. There are three Wenger extruders, as well as Aeroglide and Mitchells dryers. In the product distribution and pack to order section are two Storeveyors as well as numerous stainless steel storage bins. The four finished product packing lines include Ishida weigh feeders, as well as cartoners, bagging machines, labellers and palletisers. The site services are modern, and of high standard befitting a site of this scale.

Further details of the auction can be seen at www.go-dove.com or by contacting Robert Pendal, Project manager email Robert.pendal@go-dove.com

Introducing:- Kay International Ltd.

Kay International Ltd.

Kay International Ltd.

 

Kay International Ltd. have registered for the International Milling Directory. The 23rd edition is set to be a memorable edition with new companies such as Kay International Ltd joining up. I’m sure we’ll all be interested to find out more from this company. The International Milling Directory synopsis online states their raison d’etre to be manufacturing and exporting positive displacement rotary lobe blowers from India.

 

Their website is interesting and features a good quotation for all of us in the milling industry to remember, such as,

‘In an industry full of competition, the ultimate winner will be the one who maintains the quality and not the price.’

– Kapil Arora, Director, Kay International.

Their entry on the International Milling Directory Online has just been approved – check it out HERE!

Don’t forget – register or update your listing in time for the July publication of the 23rd edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!

International Milling Directory at GEAPS Exchange 2013

The International Milling Directory has now joined Pinterest to show our exposure at industry events. Our recent trip to GEAPS Exchange in Louisville, Kentucky was very successful and we were glad to meet old and new members there. Six boxes of the IMD were shipped there in advance. The event was successfully staged and we are hoping to attend next year’s in Omaha, Nebraska, USA event for the 3rd year running.

GEAPS Exchange

GEAPS Exchange

There are good photos now on our Facebook and Pinterest sites. The album is on the Facebook page now and while you are surfing the Internet, follow us on Pinterest here: https://pinterest.com/tomperendale

Make sure you are registered in the IMD 2013/14 today. Please do register or update your listing online for the print, app and online versions before the deadline of 31st June 2013 now at www.internationalmilling.com

GEAPS Exchange Preview

GEAPS Exchange 2013

GEAPS Exchange 2013

This week, colleagues from Perendale Publishers will be taking the International Milling Directory to Louisville, Kentucky, USA for 3 full days of the GEAPS Exchange. We are an official media partner of this show and will be intending to repeat the success of this show we have enjoyed in previous years.

There will be over 600 booths for over 300 exhibitors and 2,800 visitors for the grain and feed milling industries. Tom Blacker, the International Milling Directory Co-Ordinator will be attending with Roger Gilbert, Proprietor of Perendale Publishers to show the latest editions and issues of the International Milling Directory and Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.

We are very excited about participating at this event. Louisville International Convention Center will be the host venue for this important industry show. The dates of the expo are Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 February 2013.

If you cannot attend, do keep a close watch on this blog for the next 2 weeks. Also you can of course update or register your company today at www.internationalmilling.com and appear in the 2013/14 print edition.

Alltech – Worldwide search to find the next extraordinary minds in science

The International Milling Directory‘s member Alltech will gather thousands of research papers from brilliant young thinkers around the world throughout 2013 to select the next winners of the Alltech Young Scientist Awards.

Registration has opened for undergraduate and graduate students interested in submitting experimental research or scientific review papers for the 2013-2014 competition. Regional winners will receive cash prizes, and eight finalists will be invited to compete for top honours during Alltech’s 30th International Symposium in 2014. The winning graduate and undergraduate students will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 scholarship respectively.

Scientific papers submitted may cover topics including veterinary science, animal nutrition, feed technology, sustainability, agricultural management, marketing, environmental science and economics. Papers will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Registration and paper submission is available online and will close Dec. 31, 2013.

“For Alltech, what could be more important that rewarding young people who are driven by science?” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech. “Every year, more and more students send us their research with hopes of standing out in a crowd of candidates representing countries from around the world. Alltech is proud to provide an avenue for future leaders in diverse fields of science to compete at the highest level.”

Regional winners for the 2012-2013 competition will be announced in March. The 2012-2013 regional finalists will travel to Lexington, Kentucky, USA to compete in the final during the 29th International Symposium, May 19-22, 2013.

“The students who are successful in this wide-reaching competition will address the world’s impending agricultural puzzles with solutions founded on science,” said Dr. Inge Russell, director of the Alltech Young Scientist Competition. “Our Young Scientists are in a class above the rest – their research sheds light on how science steers our world to a better future.”

Alltech received nearly 8,000 registrations for the international competition in 2012, with the goal of increasing registrants by 50 percent in 2013. For more information about the Alltech Young Scientist Awards, visit www.alltech.com/education/alltech-young-scientist/about.

 

Alltech

Alltech

About Alltech:

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of animals, plants and people through nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3,000 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com.

Aside to the above, 2013/14’s edition of the International Milling Directory is taking shape – register or update your company now at www.internationalmilling.com!