Practical Short Course
on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock
for the Chemical Industry
28-29 March 2015, Karlsruhe, Germany
Fats and oils have ever been the most important renewable resources for the chemical industry. The short course will show the state of the
art in and introduce in actual developments in oleochemistry. The topics range from plant breeding and oil processing to biochemical and chemical
transformations to various groups of products like detergents and polymers. Also included is the utilization of glycerol and the present state and perspectives of biodiesel.
Ample time for discussion will be used for the elucidation of future trends, bottlenecks and individual questions and ideas of the participants.
Fats and oils as renewable resources are daily business in many chemical companies and their future potential is even bigger. However,
oleochemistry is rarely treated adequately in university courses in chemistry, chemical engineering or biotechnology.
Therefore, the short course aims especially at chemists and other scientists who encounter oleochemistry for the first time in their career.
It is also well suited for scientists in governmental or research institutions and for post graduates, who want to enhance their
knowledge of fats and oils as renewable resources for the chemical industry.
Finally, the short course is the ideal background for first-time participants of the "8th Workshop on Fats and Oils as Renewable Feedstock for the
" which is starting immediately after the short course in Karlsruhe.
Recommended prerequisites: Basic organic chemistry
The scientific and organising committee, DGF division "Oleochemistry and Surfactants":
|Jürgen O. Metzger
|| Mark Rüsch gen. Klaas
Dr. Matthias Arndt, Clariant Produkte (D) GmbH
Matthias Arndt is since 2012 Scientist in the Competence Center Surfactants of Clariant, Clariant Innovation Center in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany.
He is responsible for a R&D laboratory, which is specialized in the synthesis of surfactants mostly based on sustainable feedstocks, such as
vegetable oils, fats and sugar-derivatives.
More details: http://www.clariant.com
Dr. Franz-Erich Baumann, Evonik Industries AG, Marl, Germany
Franz-Erich Baumann studied chemistry at the University of Würzburg, Germany; PhD 1985; Post-doc with F.G.A. Stone in Bristol, UK 1985-1987.
Since May 1987 he is chemist at Hüls AG, now Evonik, Marl, Germany. He is head of the polymer group since 2004. He has been working on the
synthesis and properties of polyamides, polyamide elastomers and polyamide powders. and since 2004 also on the use of renewables for
polyamides and polyesters.
Prof. Arno Behr, University of Dortmund
Arno Behr is since 1996 a Full Professor of Technical Chemistry at the Department of
Bio and Chemical Engineering of the Technical University of Dortmund. His main
research interests have been focusing on: Homogeneous transition metal catalysis;
technical syntheses with petrochemicals and renewables; process development in
continuously operated miniplants.
More details: http://www.tc.bci.tu-dortmund.de
Gunter Börner, B+B Engineering GmbH
Gunter Börner is since 2012 Director Marketing and Innovation of B+B Engineering GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany.
He is responsible for global marketing of technologies in vegetable oils and fats processing and for all research and development
activities in oilseed processing and vegetable oil technologies. He has more than 35 years of experience in vegetable oil technology,
specially in refining processes and speciality fat production.
More details: http://www.b-b-engineering.de/index.php/de/
Prof. Uwe Bornscheuer, University of Greifswald
Uwe Bornscheuer is since Oct. 1999 full professor at the Institute for Chemistry &
Biochemistry, Dept. of Technical Chemistry & Biotechnology, University of Greifswald.
His main research interests have been focusing on: Identification of new biocatalysts by
screening, e.g. from strain collections; in silico discovery of novel enzymes; cloning and
functional expression in suitable microbial hosts; creation of tailor-made enzymes using
directed (molecular) evolution and rational protein design; commercial enzymes.
Dr. Markus Dierker, BASF, Düsseldorf
Markus Dierker studied chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany, and had his first contact with the chemistry of fats and oils during
his PhD work with Prof. H.J. Schäfer in Münster. Since 2001 he held various positions in R&D and Marketing of Cognis (now BASF Personal
Care and Nutrition GmbH) and is currently Head of Oleochemical Research within the Renewable Resources Research Network of BASF.
More details: http://www.basf.com
Prof. Franck Dumeignil
Franck Dumeignil is a Full Professor at Lille 1 University, Sciences and Technologies
where he piloted several research projects. In January 2010, he was appointed Deputy
Director of UCCS, UMR CNRS 8181, which employs more than 200 people. He was
also named Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (University Institute of France, IUF) in 2010. The mission of IUF is to promote
the development of a high-level academic research and encourage interdisciplinary projects. His main research interests have been focusing on:
Biomass, heterogeneous catalysis, biorefineries, platform molecules upgrading, hybrid catalysis.
More details: http://uccs.univ-lille1.fr/index.php/annuaire/15-fiches-personnels/95-dumeignil-franck
Prof. Wolfgang Friedt, University of Giessen
Wolfgang Friedt, is a professor emeritus in the Institute of Agronomy and Plant Breeding at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen.
He has previously served as a Dean of the Faculty for Agriculture and Environment Preservation. In addition, he has been serving as a
member of the advisory boards and consulting committees of various scientific organizations and professional associations in the field of
plant breeding, agronomy and agriculture. His main research interests have been focusing on the genetic analysis of major complex traits of
crop plants such as cereals and oil crops, incl. oilseed rape and sunflower, aiming at the genetic enhancement of the crop plants to provide
better varieties for agriculture and (chemical) industry.
More details: http://www.plantbreeding-giessen.de/
Prof. Martin Mittelbach, University of Graz, Austria
Martin Mittelbach is since 1996 university professor at the Institute
of Chemistry of the University of Graz and since 1993 head of the
working group "Chemistry and technology of renewable resources".
since 2009 dean of the twin faculty for Natural Science from University
Graz and University of Technology, Graz (NAWI Graz). His main research
interests have been focusing on organic synthesis, characterization and
analysis of natural compounds, development of chromatographic methods,
gas chromatography, development of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels,
value added products from non-food biomass, biorefineries, chemical
derivatization of renewable resources, esp. fats and oils, engagement in
biodiesel research and development since 1980.
Prof. Mark Rüsch gen. Klaas, University of Applied Science Emden-Leer
Mark Rüsch gen. Klaas is since 2011 Full Professor for Chemistry of Renewable Resources at the University of Applied Sciences Emden-Leer.
His main research interests have been focusing on: Applied catalysis and biocatalysis for renewables, monomers and polymers from renewables,
More details http://www.hs-emden-leer.de/forschung-transfer/institute/eutec/mitglieder/prof-dr-mark-ruesch-gen-klaas.html
The event takes place at the
Hotel Renaissance Karlsruhe
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
A number of rooms are available at the Renaissance Hotel for your convenience:
Please quote the allotment: abiosus 2014
Single room: 97 Euro per night; Double room: 116 Euro per night
Conference tickets will be handed out at the registration desk.
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|*Member Academia and Public Service
|Non-Member Academia and Public Service
*Members= Members of DGF, GDCh or Abiosus
Registration fees are not subject to value added tax (tax exemption according §4 Nr. 22a UStG).
The registration fee includes:
Entry to the scientific programme
List of participants
Coffee Break beverages
After registration you will receive an invoice.
Paying by Bank Transfer:
Please transfer the total fees (free of bank commission) to:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft e.V.
Konto 240 1230 00
Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt/ Main
BLZ 500 700 24
IBAN DE05 500 700 240 240 1230 00
SWIFT/ BIC DEUT DE DBFRA
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Paying by Credit Card
We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX
Cancellations received on or before 6 March 2015 will be refunded minus a 30 Euro processing fee.
There will be no refund for cancellations after 6 March 2015 or No-Shows. Substitute participants can be named anytime without costs.
If the congress is cancelled for whatever reason, paid fees will be refunded. Further recourse is excluded.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft (DGF) e.V.
Postfach 90 04 40
Telefon: 0 69/79 17-533
Fax: 0 69/79 17-564