abiosus e.V.

10th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Karlsruhe, Germany, March 17 – 19, 2019
The workshop is organized by abiosus e.V. in cooperation with the Agency of Renewable Resources (FNR). Financial support by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is gratefully acknowledged.
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 special issues of European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. The 10th 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
  • Catalysis
  • Sustainability
  • Introducing renewable materials to the market
Conference Program
Book of Abstracts
Conference Program
Invited and Confirmed Speakers
  • Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Alteration of Lipase Selectivity for Fatty Acid Enrichment by Protein Engineering.
  • Michael Carus, Nova-Institut, Germany
    Bioeconomy in figures - with a focus on the use of oils and fats in the chemical industry
  • E. Y.-X. Chen, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
    Chemical Synthesis of High-Melting Bacterial Polyesters and Chemically Recyclable Polymers
  • Eliane Goossens, Cargill, R&D Centre, Vilvoorde, Belgium
    Enhancing the physical-mechanical properties of vegetable oil-based waxes using simple, safe and sustainable chemical modifications
  • Karol Grela, Biological and Chemical Research Centre, Faculty of Chemistry University of Warsaw and Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
    At Long Last: Olefin Metathesis Production of Macrocyclic Musk from a Biomass at High Concentration
  • George John, The City College of New York, Center for Discovery and Innovation, New York, USA
    Bio-Derived Molecular Materials: Ability to Adapt, Clean and for Energy Storage
  • Johannes Kabisch, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
    Oleaginous Yeasts as Microbial Cell Factories for the Renewable Production of Lipids and Lipid Derived Products
  • Andreas Heise, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
    From Pheromones to Functional Polymers: Ring-Opening Polymerization of Macrolactones from Long-Chain Hydroxyacids
  • Eva E. Malmström, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    Renewable building blocks for potential use in coatings
  • Eric Monflier, University of Artois, LENS Cedex, France
    Recent Advances in Hydroformylaton, Hydrohydroxymethylation and Hydroaminomethylation of Oleochemicals
  • Dirk Kuppert, Clariant, Frankfurt, Germany
    Future of Surfactants: Sustainability fuels Innovation
  • Dean C. Webster, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA
    Epoxidized Sucrose Esters as a Platform Technology for High Performance Thermosets
  • Malte Winnacker, TU München, München, Germany
    Sustainable Terpene-Based Biopolymers and Novel Functional Biomaterials
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 7, 2019.
Abstract submissions for poster presentation: February 17, 2019.
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 email to the organizers including a short CV, abstract and recommendation letter from your supervisor.
Deadline: January 7, 2019.
Registration Fee
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Conference dinner on Monday night and coffee breaks.
Students* Academia and public services Industry
200 € 350 € 500 €

*Student ID required

The registration fee should preferentially be paid during the registration procedure via internet using paypal. Alternatively, you may pay by bank transfer (free of bank commission).

Bank Details:
 Account holder: abiosus e.V.
 Bank name: Norddeutsche Landesbank
 IBAN DE64 2905 0000 3007 0470 00
 BIC / Swift: BRLADE22
 Subject: Please give your name / Karlsruhe 2019

The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to February 17, 2019 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.

Traveling Information
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 given.

Achat Plaza Karlsruhe
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)721 37170
Fax: +49 (0)721 377 156
Email: karlsruhe-plaza@achat-hotels.com
Single room: EUR 99.00 per night; Double room: EUR 119.00 per night
Please book by email, telephone or fax using keyword “abiosus 2019”.

Hotel am Markt
Kaiserstraße 76
76133 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)721 91998-0
Fax: +49 (0)721 91998-99
Email: info@hotelammarkt.de
Single room: EUR 69.00 per night; Double room: EUR 89.00 per night
Please book by email or fax using keyword “abiosus 2019”.

City Hotel
Kaiserstraße 152-154
76133 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)72125303
Fax : +49 (0)72122922
Email: Info@City-Hotel-Karlsruhe.de
Single room: EUR 75.00 per night; Double room: EUR 95.00 per night
Please book by internet, email, telephone or fax using keyword “abiosus 2019”.

All room rates include breakfast and VAT.

Arrangements should be made not later than February 17, 2019 under the keyword given above.
Information / Requests
Please address all requests to the scientific committee:
Scientific Commitee
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 7, 2019
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: February 17, 2019
  • Personal registration: February 17, 2019
  • Room reservation: February 17, 2019
  • Application for grants for students: January 7, 2019
  • Cancellation of participation: February 17, 2019

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