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11th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the Chemical Industry
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 11th 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 Dortmund will cover the following topics (amongst others):
- Chemistry of fats and oils & other renewable resources
- Synthesis of fine chemicals
- Monomer / Polymer synthesis
- Introducing renewable materials to the market
Invited and Confirmed Speakers
- Luc Averous, University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Biobased polyurethanes based on different macromolecular architectures from different resources.
- Thomas Brück, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Synthetic biotechnology for material innovation- CO2 conversion to carbon fiber composites and innovative lightweight materials.
- Stephen A. Cohen, Elevance, USA
- David Cole-Hamilton, University of St. Andrews, UK
The role of chemists and chemical engineers in a sustainable world.
- Markus Dierker, BASF, Düsseldorf, Germany
Industrial applications of plant-based hydrocarbons.
- Stefan Mecking, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Refining of microalgae lipids to chemicals and polymers.
- Michael A. R. Meier, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
Fatty acid derived and sustainably prepared polymeric materials.
- Nicholas Turner, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Biocatalytic routes from sustainable feedstocks to high value chemicals.
- Johannes de Vries, LIKAT, Rostock, Germany
Sustainable polymers. Use of renewable resources and recycling.
- Siegfried Waldvogel, Department Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Kolbe and Non-Kolbe Electrolysis for Upgrading Tall oil and other Substrates.
- Sophie Wiedemann, Croda Nederland BV, Gouda, The Netherlands
A Review of the Solid-Catalysed Isomerisation of Oleic Acid to Iso-Oleic Acid – How understanding of the reaction at molecular level has led to improved catalyst design and efficiency.
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 11, 2021.
Abstract submissions for poster presentation: February 8, 2021.
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 email to the organizers including a short CV, an abstract and a
recommendation letter from your supervisor.
Deadline: January 11, 2021.
The fee includes: Welcome reception, lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, Conference dinner on Tuesday night and coffee breaks.
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*Student ID required
The registration fee should preferentially be paid during the registration procedure via internet using PayPal (free of PayPal commission).
Alternatively, you may pay by bank transfer (free of bank commission).
**Early bird registration ends on January 11, 2021
Account holder: abiosus e.V.
Bank name: Nord LB
IBAN DE64 2905 0000 3007 0470 00
BIC / Swift: BRLADE22
Subject: Please give your name / Dortmund 2021
The registration fees are not liable to value-added tax (tax exemption additional § 4 Nr. 22a UStG).
Requests for cancellation made prior to February 7, 2021, 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.
The conference will take place at the TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany, Campus North, Emil-Figge-Str. 59;
International Meeting Center (Internationales Begegnungszentrum, IBZ).
A detailed description of how to reach the IBZ@TU Dortmund University can be found on the campus map.
A Google-Map can be found here.
The university and the city center of Dortmund are conveniently connected via S-Bahn (Dortmund Main-Station <—> Dortmund Uni S, 3 Stops, 11 minutes, every 15 minutes).
From the train station on campus, you reach the IBZ within a five-minute walk, see campus map for directions.
Surrounding international airports of Dortmund are (incl. distances to Dortmund Main Station):
- Dortmund Airport (∼ 14 km distance, 20-25 min by Taxi, 25 min by public transport see here for details and costs).
- Dusseldorf International Airport (∼ 66 km distance, 45-50 minutes by train, see here for details and costs).
- Frankfurt International Airport (∼ 220 km distance, 2 hours by train, see here for details and costs).
A limited number of rooms are booked for the participants in various hotels throughout
the city close to Dortmund main station using a keyword given.
Tel. +49 30 2238 0233
Single room: EUR 139.00 per night; double room: EUR 149.00 per night.
Please book by email, phone using the keyword “abiosus 2021”
or use the direct booking link.
Tel. +49 2 31 5 70 41
Fax +49 2 31 5 70 40
Single room: EUR 99.00 per night; double room: EUR 109,00 per night.
Please book by email, telephone or fax using keyword “abiosus 2021”.
B&B Hotel Dortmund-City
Tel: +49 (0) 231 5898 997 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 231 5898 997 - 9
Single room: EUR 74.50 per night; double room: EUR 93.00 per night.
Please book by email, telephone or fax using keyword “abiosus 2021”.
All room rates include breakfast and VAT.
Arrangements should be made not later than February 8, 2021 under the keyword given above. Please order your accommodation directly at the hotel.
Information / Requests
Please address all requests to the scientific committee:
- Submission of abstracts for discussion lectures: January 11, 2021
- Submission of abstracts for poster presentation: February 8, 2021
- Personal registration: early bird, January 11, 2021; regular, February 8, 2021
- Room reservation: February 8, 2021
- Application for grants for students: January 11, 2021
- Cancellation of participation: February 8, 2021
Statement on COVID-19
We understand that concerns on health and safety are affecting potential workshop attendees. However, we think that a workshop with a limited number of participants will be possible to organize under the observation of all COVID-19 safety aspects, and encourage you to register for the workshop and to announce your interest to give a presentation. We continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation and are giving final notice not later than December 1, 2020, if the workshop is taking place as scheduled or if it has to be deferred by one year. All fees will be refunded 100% in the event that we have to cancel due to governmental directives.