Technical Trends in Extraction & Refining M. T. Williamson, P.E., ADF Engineering Inc., Miamisburg, OH, USA. Recent changes to consumer demands and industry regulations have had sweeping impacts on oilseeds manufacturing processes and operations. Consumer concerns over hexane use in extraction, allergen cross-contamination, trans-fats, and organic and non-GMO feedstocks have resulted in a resurgence of Mechanical Extraction technology and a need for segregated feedstock and oil handling equipment and piping. New regulatory requirements for Food Safety, Waste Water Pre-Treatment and Combustible Dusts have also driven major capital upgrades across the industry. How do you prioritize and integrate all of this change? How can these new production demands be dealt with inexpensively? Are any of these trends conflicting? This presentation will discuss the impacts of these new trends on oilseeds manufacturing and strategies for successful implementation.