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8th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Karlsruhe, Germany, March 29 – 31, 2015
The workshop is organized by abiosus e.V. in cooperation with the Agency of Renewable Resources (FNR). 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 documented in yearly special issues of European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. The 8th 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
  • Introducing renewable materials to the market
Conference Program
Conference Program incl. Posters
Invited and Confirmed Speakers
  • Pedro Araujo, Florianópolis-SC, Brazil
    Vegetable oils as raw materials for polymer nanoparticles
  • Arno Behr, Dortmund, Germany
    Catalytic Functionalisation of Oleochemicals – New Developments in Laboratory and Miniplants
  • Dominik Behrendt, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany
    Algae for the Production of Advanced Biofuels
  • Jean-Luc Dubois, Arkema, France
    New Value Chains from Oil crops to long chain polyamides
  • Franck Dumeignil, Lille, France
    Glycerol valorisation example in the context of oil plants biorefineries design
  • Andreas Künkel, BASF, Germany
    Symbiosis of Chemistry and Biology: BASF´s Biodegradable and Renewable Polymers
  • Stefan Mecking, Konstanz, Germany
    Algae Oils as a Unique Source of Chemicals
  • Alexander Steinbüchel, Münster, Germany
    Single cell oil – realistic and unrealistic perspectives
  • Dieter Vogt, Edinburgh, UK
    Sustainable synthesis of amines – direct amination of alcohols with NH3
  • Bert M. Weckhuysen, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    In-situ spectroscopy of liquid-phase catalytic processes with biomass-derived compounds
  • Charlotte K. Williams, London, UK
    Bio-derived polycarbonates and polyesters
  • Bart Zwijnenburg, Johnson Matthey Chemicals GmbH, Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
    Catalyst Selection for Development of Chemical Processes Based on Fats and Oils
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: January 5, 2015.
Abstract submissions for poster presentation: March 2, 2015.
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 5, 2015.
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
 IBAN DE64 2905 0000 3007 0470 00
 BIC / Swift: BRLADE22
 Subject: Please give your name / Karlsruhe 2015

The registration fees are not liable to value added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG). Requests for cancellation made prior to March 2, 2015 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 2015”

Renaissance Karlsruhe Hotel
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)721 3717 381
Fax: +49 (0)721 3717 333
Email: karlsruhe-reservation@renaissancehotels.com
Book your group rate: abiosus 2015
Single room: EUR 97,- per night; Double room: EUR 116,- 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 85,- 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 March 2, 2015 under the keyword “abiosus 2015”. 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

Dr. Norbert Holst,
Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)
  • Submission of abstracts for discussion lectures: January 5, 2015
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: March 2, 2015
  • Personal registration: March 2, 2015
  • Room reservation: March 2, 2015
  • Application for grants for students: January 5, 2015
  • Cancellation of participation: March 2, 2015
Registration and Abstract Submission
Register for the Conference and Submit Your Abstract
Pre Congress Event
An independent pre congress event is being organized by the German Society of Fat Science (DGF).
"Practical Short Course on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry",
28-29 March 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany. Information and Registration

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