abiosus e.V.

5th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
The environmentally sound and sustainable use of natural resources has become globally a most important 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 5th 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 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
Conference Program
Invited and Confirmed Lectures
  • Unprecedented selectivities in oleochemicals conversion
    Bert Sels, K.U.Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
  • Renewable materials @Bayer MaterialScience
    Gesa Behnken, Bayer MaterialScience, Germany
  • Optimizing wax ester production in oil seed-crops
    Ivo Feußner, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Isomerizing functionalizations of fatty acids
    Lucas Gooßen, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Functional group metathesis polymerization of biorenewable feedstocks
    Stephen A. Miller, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • Ways to chemo-catalytic conversion of carbohydrates
    Regina Palkovits, TH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
  • Ruthenium catalysis for cross metathesis and sequential reactions adding value to renewable oils
    Christian Bruneau, Université de Rennes, Sciences Chimiques, Rennes, France
  • Utilization of vegetable oils and fats in the Brazilian Chemical Industry
    Ulf Schuchardt, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasilien
  • Polymers from vegetable oils by click chemistry
    Zoran Petrovic, Pittsburg State University, Kansas, USA
  • Transformation of terpenes into fine chemicals
    Wilfried Schwab, Biotechnology of Natural Products, Technical University München, Freising, Germany
  • Oleochemicals in Personal Care
    Markus Dierker, BASF, Germany
  • Sustainable processes for the production of fatty acid derivatives
    Stefan Buchholz, Evonik, Germany
  • Strategies for polymerizing cyclohexadiene from plant oils
    Robert Mathers, Penn State, New Kensington, USA
  • New routes for the catalytic valorisation of biomass-derived oxygenates
    Pieter C. A. Bruijnincx, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Sustainability evaluation as key factor for the selection of processes and materials
    Peter Saling, BASF, Germany
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 9, 2012.
Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: February 27, 2012.
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 9, 2012.
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 350
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 2012

The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to February 27, 2012 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 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 (∼ 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 2012”.

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 89,- 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 20.02.2012 under the keyword "abiosus 2012". 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 discussion lectures: January 9, 2012
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: February 27, 2012
  • Personal registration: February 27, 2012
  • Room reservation: February 20, 2012
  • Application for grants for students: January 9, 2012
  • Cancellation of participation: February 27, 2012

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