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12th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Dortmund, Germany, June 03 – 05, 2024
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.
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 and will be documented in special issues of European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. The 12th Workshop on “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
  • Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Conversion of fatty acids using alpha-dioxygenases and engineered lipoxygenases to valuable compounds.
  • Andreas Greiner, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
    Biobased Polycarbonates – candidates for a novel class of sustainable engineering plastics?
  • Frank Hollmann, TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
    Quo vadis Photodecarboxylase?
  • Heinrich Katz, Hermetia Baruth GmbH, Baruth, Germany
    Provision of medium-chain fatty acids (C12 - C18) from local circular economy with insect biotechnology.
  • Arjan W. Kleij, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain
    Fatty Acid and Terpene Oxides as Versatile Precursors for Biobased Engineering Macromolecules.
  • Andreas Kohl, Verbio, Leipzig, Germany
    VerBioChem – ethenolysis as a new tool for the chemical industry.
  • Daniele Leonori, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
    Photoexcited Nitroarenes as Ozone Surrogates.
  • Michael A. R. Meier, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Polyfunctional renewable monomers and their multicomponent reaction derived thermosets.
  • Hatice Mutlu, Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, France
    New (sustainable) pathways to integrate sulfur functional groups into renewable based polymers.
  • Kotohiro Nomura, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
    Biobased Chemically Recyclable Aliphatic Polyesters Prepared by Metathesis Polymerization.
  • Ulrich Schörken, TH Köln, Leverkusen, Germany
    Nylon-12 from safflower oil? - A biocatalytic concept study.
  • Viktorya Sturm, Thünen-Institute of Market Analysis, Braunschweig, Germany
    Exploring Bio-based Chemical Markets: Focus on Production and Feedstock Use in the EU.
  • Sébastien Tilloy, Université d’Artois, Lens, France
    Homogeneous catalysis for the functionalization of oleochemicals and their derivatives into value-added products.
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: March 15, 2024.
Abstract submissions for poster presentation: April 22, 2024, extended.
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: March 15, 2024, extended to April 22, 2024
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
400 € 500 € 700 €

*Student ID required

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

Bank Details:
 Account holder: abiosus e.V.
 Bank name: Nord LB
 IBAN DE64 2905 0000 3007 0470 00
 BIC / Swift: BRLADE22
 Subject: Please give your name / Dortmund 2024

The registration fee is not liable to value added tax (tax exemption according to § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to March 15, 2024 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 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 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 134.00 per night; double room: EUR 164,00 per night.
The room rate includes breakfast and VAT. Please book directly at the hotel by email, phone or fax using the keyword “Workshop 2024”. Deadline: April 22, 2024.

Various other hotels are available nearby. There are also several budget hostels in Dortmund such as a&o Dortmund Hbf and Hotel Carlton.
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,
abiosus e.V., Germany

Sebastian Kienast,
Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)

  • Submission of abstracts for discussion lectures: March 15, 2024
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: April 22, 2024, extended
  • Personal registration: April 22, 2024, extended
  • Room reservation: April 22, 2024
  • Application for grants for students: March 15, 2024, extended to April 22, 2024
  • Cancellation of participation: March 15, 2024
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