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Ignace Debruyne & Associates

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Dr. Ignace Debruyne works as an independent consultant specialized in Soyfoods and Soy product technology, Soy & Health communication and marketing, Market and Trade research, Oil Processing, Biodiesel and Bioenergy market support.

1971-1983: PhD in protein biochemistry and enzymology at Ghent University (1977); postdoctoral research on interesterification, enzyme kinetics, and biochemical analysis.
1983 to 1997: Section Head at the Central R&D Laboratory of the Vandemoortele Group. Research on soymilk, soy processing (dehulling; extraction; lecithin; soy protein ingredients), bakery products (frozen dough; bread improvers; wheat flour), food and feed science and technology;European Food Legislation development & biotechnology follow-up within CIAA, the European Food and Drink Industry Confederation; independent expert for the European Commission and Belgian and international research programs.
1998-2005: Technical Marketing Consultant for ASA-IM Europe: projects on soybean crushing and soybean oil refining and processing for Europe, Turkey and North Africa; biotechnology; soybean marketing; Identity Preserved soybean supply for the European and South East Asian food industry; Soy, Health & Nutrition with relation to the production of soyfoods and soy protein ingredients; soybean oil introduction and use in biodiesel.
Since 2000: Founder of and active partner in Soy Conference and Health Claims Europe: Soy Conference manages the Soy & Health Conference, Soy & Strategic Marketing Symposium and the Soy & Health e-Magazine, Health Claims Europe manages the Interactive workshops Nutrition & Health Claims Europe (with spin-off program in Japan), the workshops on Nutrients and Food Supplements Regulatory Issues and the Interactive training session on Marketing Nutrition.
Since 2003: Founder of and active partner in Smart Short Courses with programs around the world on Aquaculture Feed, Snackfoods, Soyfoods, Functional Beverages and BioActives, Functional and Specialty Oils & Fats, Advanced Oil Processing, Industrial Oil Applications, including Biodiesel, Omega-3s and Applications, Algae Downstream Processing Technology (www.smartshortcourses.com).
Since 2004: Development of the Biodiesel Cost Optimizer software for the Biodiesel and Petrol industry.
Since 2010: Development under Health Claims Europe of policy and marketing communication programs focusing on major themes such as the Omega-3s Summits (www.omega3summit.org), and Probiotics Summit (www.probiotics-summit.eu).
Today:Technical and market research services to international companies and organizations; technology supplier to the soyfood, soy protein, oil processing and biodiesel industry; frequently, speaker at major international conferences and meetings. Memberships:



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Smart Short Courses

Nutrition & Health Claims Europe

Sustainable Foods

Nutrient & Supplement Claims in Europe

Do's and Don'ts in Soymilk Production

Soymilk Technology
Plant audit and product development support.
Calcium fortification technology

Soy Protein ingredients
Production and functionality development

Marketing and product applications

Biodiesel Cost Optimizer

Biodiesel blending
Biodiesel Cost Optimizer software

Oil Oxidation Stability Management

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