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11th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Dortmund, Germany, May 30 – June 01, 2022
The workshop is organized by abiosus e.V. in scientific cooperation with the Agency of Renewable Resources (FNR), the Technical University of Dortmund, the German Society for Fat Science (DGF) and the Division of Sustainable Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh). Financial support by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is gratefully acknowledged.
“Corona Information and Hygiene Concept” was updated 24 May 2022
The Book of Abstracts is now available for download.
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 11th 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 Dortmund 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
  • Luc Averous, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
    Biobased polyurethanes based on different macromolecular architectures from different resources.
  • Thomas Brück, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Synthetic biotechnology for material innovation- CO2 conversion to carbon fiber composites and innovative lightweight materials.
  • David Cole-Hamilton, University of St. Andrews, UK
    The role of chemists and chemical engineers in a sustainable world.
  • Markus Dierker, BASF, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Industrial applications of plant-based hydrocarbons.
  • Lukas J. Gooßen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    Isomerizing Metathesis as a Concept for the Valorization of Fatty Acid Derivatives
  • Harald Gröger, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
    Conversion of unsaturated fatty acids into industrial speciality and fine chemicals using chemo- and biocatalysts
  • Stefan Mecking, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    Plant oil-based polymers for closed loop recycling and non-persistency.
  • Michael A. R. Meier, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
    A personal journey through 15 years of Oleochemistry.
  • Johannes de Vries, LIKAT, Rostock, Germany
    Sustainable polymers. Use of renewable resources and recycling.
  • Sophie Wiedemann, Croda Nederland BV, Gouda, The Netherlands
    A Review of the Solid-Catalysed Isomerisation of Oleic Acid to Iso-Oleic Acid — How understanding of the reaction at molecular level has led to improved catalyst design and efficiency.
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: February 7, 2022.
Abstract submissions for poster presentation: May 2, 2022.
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, an abstract and a recommendation letter from your supervisor.
Deadline: February 7, 2022
Registration Fee
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, Conference dinner on Tuesday night and coffee breaks.
  Students* Academia and public services Industry
Early Bird** 150 € 250 € 400 €
Regular 200 € 350 € 500 €

*Student ID required
**Early bird registration ends on February 7, 2022

The registration fee should preferentially be paid during the registration procedure via internet using PayPal (free of PayPal commission). Alternatively, you may pay by bank transfer (free of bank commission) and the following email address: juergen.metzger@uni-oldenburg.de.

Bank Details:
 Account holder: abiosus e.V.
 Bank name: Nord LB
 IBAN DE67 2505 0000 3007 0470 00
 Subject: Please give your name / Dortmund 2022

The registration fees are not liable to value-added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to May 2, 2022, 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 conference has to be performed as an on-line conference because of legal restrictions, 40% of the fee paid will be refunded. 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 Hotel Dorint, Dortmund, Germany, An den Westfalenhallen. A detailed description of how to reach the Hotel Dorint by public local traffic can be found here Anfahrt ÖPNV and by car here Anfahrt PKW.
Surrounding international airports of Dortmund are (incl. distances to Dortmund Main Station):
  • Dortmund Airport (∼ 14 km distance, 20-25 min by Taxi, 25 min by public transport see here for details and costs).
  • Dusseldorf International Airport (∼ 66 km distance, 45-50 minutes by train, see here for details and costs).
  • Frankfurt International Airport (∼ 220 km distance, 2 hours by train, see here for details and costs).
A limited number of rooms are booked for the participants in Hotel Dorint and in B&B Hotel nearby using the keyword given.

Hotel Dorint An den Westfalenhallen
Lindemannstrasse 88
44137 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 9113 610
Fax: +49 231 9113 999
Email: reservation@dortmund.dorint.com
Single room: EUR 119.00 per night; double room: EUR 145,00 per night.
Please book by email, phone or fax using the keyword “Workshop 2022”. Deadline: April 16, 2022.

B&B Hotel Dortmund Messe
Wittekindstraße 106
44139 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 54955 0
Fax: +49 231 54955 444
Email: dortmund-messe@hotelbb.com
Single room: EUR 83.50 per night; double room: EUR 113,00 per night.
Please book by email, telephone or fax using keyword “Workshop 2022”. Deadline: May 2, 2022.

All room rates include breakfast and VAT. Please order your accommodation directly at the hotel.
Corona Information and Hygiene Concept
With the changes of the German Federal Infection Protection Act (IfSG), protective and hygiene measures are no longer mandatory. We nevertheless recommend that participants adhere to safety standards that have now been learned for their own protection and that of others. This includes, among others, continuing to wear a mask voluntarily and keeping a minimum distance. Face masks are mandatory on public transport in Germany. If you show signs of illness that could indicate infection with SARS-CoV-2, please refrain from attending the Workshop.
Information / Requests
Please address all requests to the scientific committee:
Scientific Committee
Prof. Dr. Jürgen O. Metzger,
University of Oldenburg & abiosus e.V., Germany

Dr. Thomas Seidensticker,
TU Dortmund University, Germany
Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry

Dr. Ursula Biermann,
University of Oldenburg & abiosus e.V., Germany

  • Submission of abstracts for discussion lectures: February 7, 2022
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: May 2, 2022
  • Personal registration: early bird, February 7, 2022; regular, May 2, 2022
  • Room reservation: Dorint April 16, 2022; B&B May 2, 2022
  • Application for grants for students: February 7, 2022
  • Cancellation of participation: May 2, 2022

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