abiosus e.V.

3rd Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Emden, Germany, March 14 – 16, 2010
The workshop is organized in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Leer/Emden, the German Society for Fat Science, and the Agency of Renewable Resources and is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection.
The encouragement of the environmentally sound and sustainable use of natural resources is one aim of the Agenda 21. At present, fats and oils are the most widely applied renewable raw materials in the chemical industry, since they offer widespread possibilities for different applications. The 3rd 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.

The workshop in Emden will cover the following topics (amongst others):
  • Chemistry of fats and oils & other renewable resources
  • Synthesis of fine chemicals
  • Monomer / Polymer synthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Sustainability
Scientific Program
Book of Abstracts
Presentations (for registered participants only)
Conference Program
Invited and Confirmed Lectures
  • Frank Gunstone, University of St. Andrews, UK: Supplies of Oils and Fats for Non-Food Purposes.
  • Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Henkel, Düsseldorf, Germany: Renewable Raw Materials for the Laundry and Home Care Sector.
  • W. Roy Jackson, Monash University, Australia: Ruthenium-Catalysed Cross-Coupling of Vegetable Oils with Symmetrical Alkenes and Conversion of the Products into Diesters and Aminoesters in Tandem Reaction Sequences.
  • Pierre H. Dixneuf, University of Rennes, France: Ruthenium Catalysts: the Providers of Added Value to Plant Oils.
  • Richard Pederson, Materia, Pasadena, CA, USA: Synthesis of α-Olefins from Seed Oils
  • Mark Rüsch gen. Claas, University of Neu-Brandenburg, Germany: Catalytic Mono-Functionalization of Triacylglycerols.
  • Daniel Pioch, CIRAD, Montpellier, France: Addition of C1-C6 Alcohols to the Fatty Acid C,C-Double Bond under Heterogeneous Catalytic Conditions.
  • Alexander Steinbüchel, University of Münster, Germany: Peculiarities of Microorganisms for Synthesis and Production of Designed Lipids.
  • Ulrich Schörken, Cognis, Düsseldorf, Germany: Innovative Products from Renewables – Opportunities in the Field of Lipid Biotechnology.
  • Patrick Borg, Arkema, France: From Castor Oil to a Range of Renewable Polyamides.
  • Stefan Mecking, University of Konstanz, Germany: Thermoplastic Polyesters from Plant Oils.
  • Juan Carlos Ronda, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain: Vegetable Oils as Platform Chemicals for Polymer Synthesis.
  • Richard Hoogenboom, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Well-Defined Soy-Based Poly(2-oxazoline)s: More than Just Renewable.
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 for abstract submission for oral lectures January 2, 2010, and for poster presentations March 1, 2010.
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 2, 2010.
Registration Fees
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Conference dinner on Monday night and coffee breaks.
  • Students: EUR 100 (student ID required)
  • Academia and public services: EUR 150
  • Industry: EUR 300
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).

Bank Details:
 Account holder: abiosus e.V.
 Bank name: Bremer Landesbank
 National bank-number: BLZ 290 500 00
 BIC / Swift: BRLADE22
 Account: 3 007 047 000
 IBAN DE64 2905 0000 3007 0470 00
 Subject: Please give your name / Emden 2010

The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to March 1, 2010 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
University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
Constantiaplatz 4
26723 Emden, Germany

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Surrounding international airports of Emden are: Bremen (~ 130 km distance), Hamburg (~ 250 km distance) and Amsterdam (~ 300 km distance); from these airports Emden 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.

Upstalsboom Parkhotel
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 73-75
26725 Emden
Tel.: +49 (0)4921 828 0
Fax: +49 (0)4921 828 599
Email: parkhotel@upstalsboom.de
Single room: EUR 99,-; Double room: EUR 109,-

Hotel Faldernpoort
Courbièrestraße 6
26725 Emden
Tel.: +49 (0)4921 97520
Fax: +49 (0)4921 28761
Email: info@faldernpoort.de
Single room: EUR 85,-; Double room: EUR 95,-

Hotel am Kleinbahnhof
Am Kleinbahnhof-Ost 7
26723 Emden
Tel.: +49 (0)4921 91650
Fax: +49 (0)4921 916510
Single room: EUR 53,-; Double room: EUR 80,-

All room rates include breakfast and VAT.

Arrangements should be made not later than 15.02.2010 under the keyword "Workshop FH 2010". Please order your accommodation directly at the hotels by phone, fax or email.
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,
University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Submission of abstracts for oral presentation: January 2, 2010
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: March 1, 2010
  • Personal registration: March 1, 2010
  • Room reservation: February 15, 2010
  • Application for grants for students: January 2, 2010
  • Cancellation of participation: March 1, 2010

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