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9th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
Karlsruhe, Germany, March 19 – 21, 2017
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 special issues of European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. The 9th 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
Book of Abstracts
Conference Program incl. Posters
Invited and Confirmed Speakers
  • Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
    Dendrorefining: sustainable chemistry with wood based products.
  • Henri Cramail, LCPO, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux, France
    Non-isocyanate routes to fatty acid-based polyurethanes: bulk and water-borne processes
  • Christophe Detrembleur, Center for Education and Research on Macromolecules (CERM), University of Liège, Department of Chemistry, Liège, Belgium
    Oils and CO2, a promising combination for designing insulating foams and high performance coatings
  • Kurt Faber, Department of Chemistry, University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Biocatalytic Cascades for the synthesis of alkenes, dienes and amino acids from fatty acids
  • Alessandro Gandini, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
    Diels-Alder and cationic polymerization of monomers derived from plant oils and furans
  • Marc Hillmyer, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Sustainable aliphatic polyester block polymers
  • Johannes Kabisch, Institute of Biochemistry, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Oleaginous yeasts as platforms for biofuels and renewable chemicals
  • Robert Kourist, University of Bochum, Lehrstuhl für Pflanzenphysiologie, Bochum, Germany
    In situ combination of enzymatic decarboxylation and olefin metathesis for the synthesis of bio-based diols
  • Ivan Kozhevnikov, Chemistry, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Synthesis of chemicals from renewable feedstocks catalyzed by heteropoly acids
  • Bill Morandi, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
    Catalysis for introducing, removing and swapping functional groups
  • Armando Jorge Domingues Silvestre, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
    New high-value chemicals, polymers and materials from renewable resources: a contribution to the development of the biorefinery concept
  • Alexander Steinbüchel, Institut für Molekulare Mikrobiologie und Biotechnologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Germany
    Biosynthesis and accumulation of lipids in novel bacterial isolates from the desert in Saudi Arabia
  • Thomas Werner, Leibniz Institut für Katalyse, Rostock, Germany
    Oleochemical carbonates from CO2 and renewables
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 9, 2017.
Abstract submissions for poster presentation: February 20, 2017.
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, 2017.
Registration Fee
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Conference dinner on Monday night and coffee breaks.
  Students** Academia and public services Industry
Regular 200 € 350 € 500 €

**Student ID required

The registration fee 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 2017

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, 2017 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 given.

Achat Plaza Karlsruhe
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)721 37170
Fax: +49 (0)721 377 156
Email: karlsruhe-plaza@achat-hotels.com
Single room: EUR 99.00 per night; Double room: EUR 119.00 per night
Keyword “abiosus 2017, Res. Nr. 10430”

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 69.00 per night; Double room: EUR 89.00 per night
Keyword “abiosus 2017”

City Hotel
Kaiserstraße 152-154
76133 Karlsruhe
Tel.: +49 (0)72125303
Fax : +49 (0)72122922
Email: Info@City-Hotel-Karlsruhe.de
Single room: EUR 69.00 per night; Double room: EUR 89.00 per night
Keyword “abiosus 2017”

All room rates include breakfast and VAT.

Arrangements should be made not later than February 20, 2017 under the keyword given above. 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 9, 2017
  • Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: February 20, 2017
  • Personal registration: early bird, January 9, 2017; regular, February 20, 2017
  • Room reservation: February 20, 2017
  • Application for grants for students: January 9, 2017
  • Cancellation of participation: February 20, 2017

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