Sunday, 22 April 2018


Training Extrusion Technology for Aqua-Feed Production development of aquaculture and commercialization depends on quality feed, seed & management. The use of aquaculture feed in Bangladesh has grown substantially in the past few years, and now over 1.3 million tonnes of formulated feed are  being produced, and used by aquaculture farmers.

The rapid growth in use of formulated feeds has helped aquaculture farmers to intensify production, but at the same time has raised a number of issues, including quality feed, management efficiency, sustainability, and others.

The proper knowledge of feed nutrition and formulation is one of the major constraints in quality feed production, and the scenario become stable due to unavailability of the service providers and lack of quality information flow.

Considering these issues, Agro Solution has started addressing these constraints within their activities among the stakeholders in Fish Feed Sector.

Agro Solution initiated some activities for improving knowledge of commercial feed company’s personnel by providing training and then linking with service providers for regular quality support through with the support of Katalyst & WorldFish.


  • Review basic theory of extrusion technology and pellet milling
  • Review of latest technologies for smooth feed mill operation
  • Train managers, and engineers in modern extrusion technology for floating fish feed production
  • Knowledge dissemination on energy efficient technologies for fine grinding, conditioning, cooking, drying, and coating
  • Proper utilization of machineries for micro aqua feed production x Make aware of common troubleshooting

COURSE CONTENT  Day-1 : 15th October,2016 (Saturday): 08:30-16:00

  • Principle of Extruder configuration and application in AquaFeed
  • Principles of Dry Extrusion  
  • Soybean Processing and Extrusion Parameters
  • Designing cost effective sustainable Aquafeed plant in Bangladesh
  • Grinding prior to Extrusion and solutions to common grinding problems
  • Trends in aqua feed: relevance and technical solutions

Day-2 : 16th October, 2016 (Sunday): 08:30-16:00  

  • Product density control by good pre-conditioning and online cooking control
  • Pellet and Extruded Coating for fish feed  
  • Causes and Effects of Extruder Instabilities
  • Micro aqua feed production technologies  
  • Sustainable Drying for Aquafeed  production
  • Extruded shrimp feed production  
  • Extruded Product Quality Assurance


Changyu Mi
Engineer of Extruder System, Muyang Holdings. He has more than 10 years Extruding technology research experience. He worked for 400’s of aqua feed & pet food extruder projects and 1200’s of  raw material extruder projects.   

Gangatharan Ramesh
He is working as Technical Sales Advisor of Aqua Feed Division–Worldwide, Wenger Manufacturing Inc.; Kansas, USA. He is expertise in AquaFeed extrusion technology.

Marietta Ramos
Southeast Asia Manager, Insta-Pro International. Marietta has more than 30 years’ professional experience in  feed milling , production and animal nutrition. She moves round the world for providing technical to support to customers. She is well known speaker in Southeast Asia for Soybean extrusion.

Merry Ortberg
Sr. Manager of Dryer Design Team, Muyang USA Design & Engineering, Inc  in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. She has more than 20 years’ experience in feed mill engineering. She was involved in assessing, designing and commissioning over one thousand pet or aqua-feed dryers.  She graduated in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  

Thomas Ellegaard Mohr  
Thomas joined ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel in 2015, before joining ANDRITZ Thomas has been working within the process industry since 2008, as Installation & Commissioning Engineer, Technical Advisor and Sales Manager, before being hired as Application & Sales Manager at ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel, with focus on Petfood & Aqua Feed Extrusion. He completed a study in Marine Engineering and Technology Management BSc, at Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering.  

Urs Wuest
Urs Wuest is the Director Product Management Aqua feed & Pet food  for the Business Unit Nutrition, Bühler AG, Switzerland. Until 2014, he was responsible for the market segment Aqua Feed and before for the technology and R&D for the market segments Feed, Pet food and Aqua feed. Mr. Wuest worked for more than ten years in Japan and Korea in sales, engineering and customer service as Manager Feed Technology & Extrusion Systems at Bühler Japan. Prior to that he was Product Manager Food & Feed for analytical equipment at Büchi Lab-technology Switzerland, responsible for strategy, worldwide sales and development of new equipment. He was also Project Manager Feed & Oil Milling at Bühler Belgium, South Africa and Switzerland and Feed milling engineer at the Swiss Institute of Feed Technology (SFT).  

Wu Qianmao
Technical Director and Chief Designer, Zhanjiang Hengrun Machinery Co., Ltd. He has more than 20 years’ experience in Aquafeed machineries design, product development and production management. He has 20 national patents, 1 invention patent.

The registration fees for the short course includes daily lunch, refreshments at breaks, lecture notes, and certificates of completion. Registration fee is to be paid 3000 BDT/participant by 10th October, 2016. BKash (01733339293) or cash payment or cheque for Agro Solution with money receipt is available for registration. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent.

EVENT DATE :15th (Saturday) to 16th (Sunday), October, 2016 (08:30- 16:00)  

VENUE:2nd Floor Seminar Room, Palm View Restaurant, Army Golf Club (Opposite of Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden), Airport Road, Dhaka.  

The workshop will be organized by Agro Solution with support of Katalyst and cooperation of WorldFish- Bangladesh. Agro Solution is a specialist consultancy group in Bangladesh-dedicatedly provides consultancy, hands-on training, knowledge sharing sessions, and other need-based & made-to-order services to the aqua, poultry, livestock (farming & feed milling), and agriculture sectors in Bangladesh. The enterprise is managed by a team of experienced and highly skilled professionals of the country and abroad.  

Katalyst is a market development project of Swisscontact under ministry of Commerce.  

WorldFish is an international non-profit research organization working with Aquaculture, Fisheries and aquatic resources globally.  

Aung Tun Aye, Agro solution
Mobile no.: +8801550000123; +8801733339293
Email: ;