abiosus e.V.

4th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Karlsruhe, Germany, March 20 – 22, 2011
The workshop is organized in cooperation with 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 used renewable raw materials in the chemical industry, since they offer widespread possibilities for different applications. The "4th 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.

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
Scientific Program
Book of Abstracts
Conference Program
Invited and Confirmed Lectures
  • Marc A. Dubé, University of Ottawa, Canada: Production of polyglycerol from renewable sources.
  • Marco Eissen, Ganderkesee, Germany: Determining the Greenness of Chemical Syntheses.
  • Ivo Feußner, University of Göttingen, Germany: Optimizing Wax Ester Production in Plants.
  • Richard Gross, NSF Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing of Macromolecules, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Engineered Lipids Produced by Microbes and their Use in Biobased Materials.
  • Mats K. G. Johansson, KHT, Stockholm, Sweden: Fatty Acid Methyl Esters as Reactive Diluents in Thermoset Coatings.
  • Harald Gröger, University of Erlangen, Germany: Process Development and Environmental Assessment of Chemoenzymatic One-Pot Processes.
  • Jim Kenar, USDA-ARS-NCAUR, Peoria, IL, USA: Latent Heat Characteristics of Oleochemical Carbonates and their Eutectic Mixtures as Potential Phase Change Materials.
  • Andreas Künkel, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany: Biodegradable Polymers for Packaging Applications.
  • Richard Larock, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA: Novel Bio-based Plastics, Composites and Coatings from Agricultural Oils and By-products.
  • Walter Leitner, RWTH Aachen, Germany: Selective transformation of biomass and biogenic platform molecules.
  • Gerard Lligadas, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain: Green Approaches toward Plant-derived Monomers and Polymers via Thiol-Ene Click Chemistry.
  • Rolf Luther, Fuchs Europe Schmierstoffe GmbH, Mannheim, Germany: What is Meant by 'Bio'? The Use of Renewable Raw materials for Lubricants Business.
  • Klaus Noweck, Brunsbüttel, Germany: Production Technologies and Applications of Fatty Alcohols.
  • Dean Webster, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA: Epoxidized Sucrose Ester Resins: A New Highly Functional Biobased Epoxy Resin for Thermosets.
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 submissions for discussion lectures: January 3, 2011.
Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: March 1, 2011.
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 3, 2011.
Registration Fees
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Conference dinner on Monday night and coffee breaks.
  • Students: EUR 150 (student ID required)
  • Academia and public services: EUR 200
  • 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 / Karlsruhe 2011

The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to February 20, 2011 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, Lecture hall III (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 (∼ 120 km distance), Stuttgart (∼ 80 km distance), Zürich (∼ 170 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 2011”.

Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)721 3717 381
Fax: +49 (0)721 3717 333
Email: karlsruhe-reservation@renaissancehotels.com
Single room: EUR 91,- per night; Double room: EUR 111,- per night

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 65,- to 69,- per night; Double room: EUR 95,- per night

City Hotel
Kaiserstraße 152-154
76133 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)72125303
Fax : +49 (0)72122922
Email: Info@City-Hotel-Karlsruhe.de
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 15.02.2011 under the keyword "abiosus 2011". Please order your accommodation directly at the hotels by phone, fax, email, or internet.
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)
Institute of Organic Chemistry
  • Submission of abstracts for oral presentation: January 3, 2011
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: March 1, 2011
  • Personal registration: March 1, 2011
  • Room reservation: February 15, 2011
  • Application for grants for students: January 3, 2011
  • Cancellation of participation: February 15, 2011

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