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6th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Karlsruhe, Germany, March 17 – 19, 2013
The workshop is organized by abiosus e.V. Financial support by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie (FCI), by BASF – The Chemical Company and by Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH 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. The 6th 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 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
Conference Program
Conference Program
Invited and Confirmed Speakers
  • Protein engineering and application of enzymes in lipid modification
    Uwe T. Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
  • Synthesis of new biobased building blocks for PU synthesis : towards platform chemicals
    Sylvain Caillol, ICGM - ENSCM, Montpellier, France
  • Epicerol® and the environmental challenges of bio-based chemistry
    Thibaud Caulier, Solvay, Belgium
  • Novel high molecular weight vinyl ether polymers based on plant oils
    Bret Chisholm, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA
  • ADM's Green Chemistry - Platform chemicals based on renewable feedstock
    Jürgen Fischer, ADM Research GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
  • Fatty alcohols from triglycerides via catalytic hydrogenation
    Dmitry G. Gusev, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Biobased polyamides past, present and future
    Jürgen Herwig, Evonik, Marl, Germany
  • Biorefinery: A Sustainable Design Platform for Green Surfactants and Soft Materials
    George John, The City College of the City University of New York, New York, USA
  • Metathesis: Commercialization of specialty chemicals from lipids
    Mel Luetkens, Elevance, USA
  • Polyurethanes from renewable resources and carbon dioxide
    Rolf Mülhaupt, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • Biobased adhesives: when green chemistry meets the material science of sticky things
    Richard Vendamme, Nitto Denko Corporation's European Research Committee (ERC), Nitto Europe NV, Belgium
  • Enzyme-catalyzed reactions for fatty acids modification
    Pierre Villeneuve, UMR IATE, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
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 7, 2013.
Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: February 25, 2013.
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 7, 2013.
Registration Fees
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Conference dinner on Monday night and coffee breaks.
  • Academia and public services: EUR 250
  • Industry: EUR 400
  • Students: EUR 150 (student ID required)
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 2013

The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to February 25, 2013 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 lecture 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 (∼ 130 km distance), EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg (∼ 200 km distance), Stuttgart (∼ 80 km distance), Zürich (∼ 270 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 2013”

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 95,- per night; Double room: EUR 114,- 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 25.02.2013 under the keyword “abiosus 2013”. 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), Germany
Institute of Organic Chemistry

Dr. Ursula Biermann,
University of Oldenburg & abiosus e.V., Germany
  • Submission of abstracts for discussion lectures: January 7, 2013
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: February 25, 2013
  • Personal registration: February 25, 2013
  • Room reservation: February 25, 2013
  • Application for grants for students: January 7, 2013
  • Cancellation of participation: February 25, 2013

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