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8th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
The environmentally sound and sustainable use of natural resources is an important worldwide challenge. At present, fats and oils are the most
widely used renewable raw materials in the chemical industry, since they offer widespread possibilities for different applications. The Workshop
on “Fats and oils as renewable feedstock for the chemical industry” has evolved to a major global oleochemical meeting, attracting
participants from all over the world. Important contributions to the workshop have been documented in yearly special issues of European Journal
of Lipid Science and Technology.
8th Workshop “Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry” will discuss new developments as well as future
perspectives of the chemical usage of fats and oils including terpenes. Presentations from industry representatives will show the progress in
introducing renewable materials to the market.
The workshop in Karlsruhe will cover the following topics (amongst others):
- Chemistry of fats and oils & other renewable resources
- Synthesis of fine chemicals
- Monomer / Polymer synthesis
- Introducing renewable materials to the market
- Conference Program incl. Posters
Invited and Confirmed Speakers
- Pedro Araujo, Florianópolis-SC, Brazil
Vegetable oils as raw materials for polymer nanoparticles
- Arno Behr, Dortmund, Germany
Catalytic Functionalisation of Oleochemicals – New Developments in Laboratory and Miniplants
- Dominik Behrendt, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany
Algae for the Production of Advanced Biofuels
- Jean-Luc Dubois, Arkema, France
New Value Chains from Oil crops to long chain polyamides
- Franck Dumeignil, Lille, France
Glycerol valorisation example in the context of oil plants biorefineries design
- Andreas Künkel, BASF, Germany
Symbiosis of Chemistry and Biology: BASF´s Biodegradable and Renewable Polymers
- Stefan Mecking, Konstanz, Germany
Algae Oils as a Unique Source of Chemicals
- Alexander Steinbüchel, Münster, Germany
Single cell oil – realistic and unrealistic perspectives
- Dieter Vogt, Edinburgh, UK
Sustainable synthesis of amines – direct amination of alcohols with NH3
- Bert M. Weckhuysen, Utrecht, The Netherlands
In-situ spectroscopy of liquid-phase catalytic processes with biomass-derived compounds
- Charlotte K. Williams, London, UK
Bio-derived polycarbonates and polyesters
- Bart Zwijnenburg, Johnson Matthey Chemicals GmbH, Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
Catalyst Selection for Development of Chemical Processes Based on Fats and Oils
Call for Papers
The program will feature invited as well as discussion lectures, and a poster session.
The conference organizers are now accepting registrations and abstract submissions
for discussion lectures, and poster presentations. Submissions are encouraged for
all topic areas of the workshop.
Deadline: abstract submissions for discussion lectures: January 5, 2015.
Abstract submissions for poster presentation: March 2, 2015.
Travel Grants for Students
Ph.D. and master students (with valid student ID) are encouraged to present their work as a poster or
discussion lecture. For this purpose a limited number of travel grants and registration fee waivers will be
available. Please apply early for these by e-mail to the organizers including a short CV, abstract and
recommendation letter from your supervisor.
Deadline: January 5, 2015.
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Conference dinner on Monday night and coffee breaks.
The registration fees should preferentially be paid during the registration procedure via internet using paypal.
Alternatively, you may pay by bank transfer (free of bank commission).
- Academia and public services: EUR 250
- Industry: EUR 400
- Students: EUR 150 (student ID required)
Account holder: abiosus e.V.
Bank name: Bremer Landesbank
IBAN DE64 2905 0000 3007 0470 00
BIC / Swift: BRLADE22
Subject: Please give your name / Karlsruhe 2015
The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG).
Requests for cancellation made prior to March 2, 2015 will be subject to a EUR 25 administration fee.
After that date the full amount of the invoice has to be paid.
Requests for refund will not be accepted; however, registration may be transferred to another member of
your organization. In this case please send a note to the organizers.
If the meeting is cancelled for whatever reason, fees paid will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.
The conference will take place at the
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),
Karlsruhe, Germany, Campus South, Fritz-Haber-Weg 6;
Building 30.41, Criegee lecture hall (see map).
A detailed description how to reach the Campus South of KIT can be found here.
A Google-Map can be found here.
Surrounding international airports of Karlsruhe are: Frankfurt (∼ 130 km distance),
EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (∼ 200 km distance),
Stuttgart (∼ 80 km distance), Zürich (∼ 270 km distance);
from these airports Karlsruhe can easily be reached by train
(see www.bahn.de for train schedules).
A limited number of rooms are booked for the participants in various hotels throughout
the city near the workshop location using as keyword “abiosus 2015”
Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel
Tel.: +49 (0)721 3717 381
Fax: +49 (0)721 3717 333
Book your group rate: abiosus 2015
Single room: EUR 97,- per night; Double room: EUR 116,- per night
Hotel am Markt
Tel.: +49 (0)721 91998-0
Fax: +49 (0)721 91998-99
Single room: EUR 65,- to 69,- per night; Double room: EUR 85,- per night
Tel.: +49 (0)72125303
Fax : +49 (0)72122922
Single room: EUR 65,- per night; Double room: EUR 85,- per night
All room rates include breakfast and VAT.
Arrangements should be made not later than March 2, 2015 under the keyword “abiosus 2015”.
Please order your accommodation directly at the hotels by phone, fax, email, or internet.
Information / Requests
Please address all requests to the scientific committee:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen O. Metzger,
University of Oldenburg & abiosus e.V., Germany
Prof. Dr. Michael A. R. Meier,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Dr. Ursula Biermann,
University of Oldenburg & abiosus e.V., Germany
Dr. Norbert Holst,
Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)
- Submission of abstracts for discussion lectures: January 5, 2015
- Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: March 2, 2015
- Personal registration: March 2, 2015
- Room reservation: March 2, 2015
- Application for grants for students: January 5, 2015
- Cancellation of participation: March 2, 2015
Pre Congress Event
An independent pre congress event is being organized by the German Society of Fat Science (DGF).
"Practical Short Course on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry",
28-29 March 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Information and Registration