Oleochemicals under Changing Global Conditions

25-27 February 2007, Hamburg, Germany


Dear Colleague,
we kindly invite you to attend the international congress ?Oleochemicals under Changing Global Conditions?, Hamburg/ Germany (22-27 February 2007), organised by the German Society for Fat Science (DGF).

The organisers have assembled a programme covering the most important aspects of Fats and Oils as industrial raw materials. It is not only a scientific update you can expect, but also a political one. Global conditions for the Oleochemical industry are truly changing: A growing demand for and production of Biodiesel has created Glycerol overcapacities. Research needs to be initiated to find new applications and innovative glycerol-based consumer products.

With 1.7 million inhabitants, the Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. Economically and culturally, Hamburg is also the centre of Northern Germany.

With 755 square kilometres, the city area is seven times bigger than Paris and two and a half times bigger than London. Hamburg has 2,302 bridges - more than Venice and Amsterdam combined. As a trade centre, Hamburg has always been outward-looking, and this has shaped the mentality of the inhabitants of Hamburg.

Come to Hamburg, Hamburg is always worth a visit!

We look forward to welcoming you,
the Scientific Committee

Jürgen O. Metzger, University Oldenburg
Peter Reimers, ADM, Hamburg
Mark Rüsch gen Klaas, University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg
Alfred Westfechtel, Cognis Oleochemicals GmbH, Düsseldorf

Call for Papers

List of papers (Scientific Committee only, password needed)


Sunday, 25 February 2007

Afternoon: Registration

Chair: Peter Reimers

18:00          Welcome Address by Dr. Steinwärder, Representative of the City of Hamburg

18:15          Manfred Kern, Bayer Crop Science AG, Monheim/D
                    Future of Oleochemistry in the 3rd Millenium ? from Energy Crops via Biofuel to Oleochemicals and Biorefineries and new Industries

19:15          Get Together at the Radisson SAS Hotel

Monday, 26 February 2007

Session I: Changing Conditions

Chair: Peter Reimers

09:00           Welcome by Peter Reimers, ADM

09:15          Jürgen Ohlhoff, Bundesministerium für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, Berlin/D
                    Policy Environment for the Use of Renewable Resources in the Oleochemical Industry

09:45          Claudia Kemfert, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Berlin/D
                    Climate Policy and Emissions Trading- Challenges and Economic Implications

10:15          Peter Kehrer, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover/D
                    Future Global Availability of Fossil Fuels in a World of Changing Economic Conditions

10:45          Coffee Break

11:15          Klaus Schumacher, Toepfer International, Hamburg/D
                    Developments on the Markets for Oilseeds, Oils and Fats

11:45          Norbert Schmitz, Meó Consulting Team, Köln/D
                    Certification of Biofuels

12:15          Presentation of the Trade Fair ?Oils and Fats?

12:30-14:00     Lunch

Session II: Fuels and Industrial Fluids

Chair: Peter Reimers and Jürgen O. Metzger

14:00     Detlef Evers, ADM Ölmühle Hamburg/D
               The Worldwide Biodiesel Story; History and Outlook

14:30     Renato Andorf, DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart/D
               Biodiesel Utilization in Modern Vehicles - Potential and Limitations

15:00     Arrate Marcaide, Eibar/E
               Biodegradable Lubricants for a Sustainable Lifetime

Coffee Break

16:00      Luther, Fuchs Europe Schmierstoffe GmbH & Co KG, Mannheim/D
                RRM-based Lubricants - Old Challenges and New Opportunities

16:30      Markus Scherer, Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf /D
                Top-performance Biobased Lubricants

17:00       Ursula Biermann, University of Oldenburg/D
                Application of Vegetable Oil-Based Fluids as Transformer Oil

20:00       Dinner at the ?Old Commercial Room?, (Ticket Holders only)

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Session III: Fine Chemicals

Chair: Jürgen O. Metzger

Hans Schäfer, University of Münster/D
                Fine Chemicals from Fatty Acids - Synthetic Possibilities and Applications

09:30      Eckhard Paetzold, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock/D
                Cross-Metathesis and Hydroformylation with Model Substrates of Natural Products

10:00      Annett Fuchs, Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Zittau/D
                Investigations of Chemical Reactions of Fat Compounds under Microwave Conditions

10:30      Coffee Break

Session IV: Paints and Coatings

Chair: Mark Rüsch gen Klaas

11:00      Siegfried Hellbardt, Hobum Oleochemicals GmbH, Hamburg/D
                High Performance Raw Materials for the Coating Industry

11:30      Marc-Henri Deransart, Worlée Chemie GmbH, Lauenburg/D
                Resins for the Coating Industry based on Renewable Raw Materials

Paul D. Bloom, Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, IL/USA
                Archer RC?: A Nonvolatile, Reactive Coalescent for the Reduction of VOC in Latex Paints

12:30 -   Lunch

Session V: Glycerol

Chair: Mark Rüsch gen Klaas

Paul D. Bloom, Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur, IL/USA
Designing a Sustainable Future: New Industrial Chemicals from Agricultural Resources

14:30     Michael Klumpe, Solvay S.A., Brussels/B
                Epicerol? - Innovative Production Process of Epichlorohydrin based on Glycerin from the Biodiesel Production as Feedstock

15:00      Arno Behr, University of Dortmund/D
                The Catalytic Synthesis of Ethers on the Basis of Glycerol

15:30      Coffee Break

Session VI: Surfactants

Chair: Alfred Westfechtel

16:00       Salmiah Ahmad, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur/MAL
                 Methyl Ester based Surfactants

16:30      Halina Szelag, Gdansk/PL
                The Use of Glycerol Derivatives with Defined Interfacial Properties for Emulsion Systems

17:00      Icilio Adami, DeSmet Ballestra S.p.A., Milano/I 
                MES Production and Applications


M. Joseph, Bloemfontein/ZA
Fungal Transformations of Waste Oils by Mucor

W.S. Long,  Hamburg/D
Production of Fatty Acid Alkyl Esters from Palm Oil via Enzymatic Transesterification in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide

H. Phan Tai, Hamburg/D
Extraction of Palm Oil with Supercritical Fluid

S.S. Abughosh, Sede-Boker/ IL
Characterization of D5 Desaturase Mutant (P127) of the Green Microalga Parietochloris incisa for DGLA Production

D. Mravec, Bratislava/SK
Etherification of glycerol with isobutylene catalysed by ion-exchanged resins

Y. A. Yusof, Kuala Lumpur/MAL

Etherified Compound from Glycerol

The Conference will be held at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Hamburg.
How to get there.
For your convenience a number of hotel rooms have been reserved. To get the special rate of 115 Euro (Breakfast Buffet:  add 17 Euro) please dial +49/40/35020 quoting reference "DGF".
Update 7 December: The hotel has informed us that prices are raised to 118 Euro and 19 Euro for the breakfast. We apologise for this inconvenience that was unknown to us at the time the printed programme was finalised.

Radisson SAS Hotel
Marseiller Straße 2
D-20355 Hamburg

Tel. +49/40/35020
Fax +49/40/35023530




Status before 12 January 2007 after 12 January 2007
Registration Fee Member (Academia) 310 Euro 360 Euro
Registration Fee Member (Industry) 410 Euro 460 Euro
Registration Fee Non-Member (Academia) 350 Euro 400 Euro
Registration Non-Fee Member (Industry) 450 Euro 500 Euro
Registration Student (proof required) 170 Euro 200 Euro

The registration fee includes entry to the scientific programme, the book of abstracts, a list of participants, coffee breaks and lunches, as well as a free registration for the get together. After registration you will receive an invoice. The invoice is available directly with the online registration. The registration fee does not include the dinner on  Monday, 20.00, which is a ticketed event. To register for the dinner please tick the appropriate box. The price is 50 Euros including drinks. The dinner takes place at the "Old Commercial Room - The Hanseatic Restaurant", Englische Planke 10, 20459 Hamburg.

If you would like to take advantage of the reduced registration fee for members by becoming a DGF Member, please click here for details.


Cancellation received on or before 12 January 2007 will be refunded in full less a 50 Euro processing fee. After that date the cancellation charge is 50% of the registration fee. Should the congress be cancelled, paid fees will be refunded. DGF is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft (DGF)
Postfach 90 04 40, 60444 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Tel +49/69/7917-533, Fax +49/69/7917-564
E-Mail: amoneit@dgfett.de

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