New Trends in Oilseed Crushing and Processing

13-14 March 2007, Leipzig, Germany


The processing division of DGF is proud to announce the 2nd Symposium in Leipzig, Germany. It is our intention to establish a three year cycle of symposiums focusing on important trends and current developments in seed and oil processing.
In 2004 we recognised a wide interest from the crushing and refining industry, engineering companies, suppliers of equipment as well as universities and research centres attending the Symposium ?Refining: Handling By-Products and Minor Components?.

Within the last three years the vegetable oil industry has been influenced by tremendous changes, one of them being the bio diesel ?boom?. The impact on seed processing was dramatic due to strong demand for oilseeds as a source for alternative energy. New oil seed crushing plants are in planning or in construction. Increasing quantities of products such as rape meal from extraction plants or pressing plants come into the market. These valuable products are not to be used for animal feed only as they are a food source as well.

?New Trends in Oilseed Crushing and Processing? is the topic of the 2nd symposium in Leipzig, the meeting will take into account current developments and will consider various aspects and trends in evaluation of different oil seeds and new possibilities in application of meal and cakes. An overview of latest developments in oilseed processing technologies and state of the art equipment as well as quality aspects and research activities will be given.
The symposium is addressed to all, working in or with the oil seed processing industry such as investors, plant manager, project engineers, operators, quality control manager, researcher, traders etc.

Leipzig is an excellent place with its tradition in culture and trade and its recent up-coming importance as industry, logistics, science and trade fair location. Leipzig is convenient and well connected for all visitors via international airport, railway station and motorways.
It would be our great pleasure to welcome you in Leipzig.

Gunter Börner and Ernst W. Münch
Chairpersons, DGF Division ?Processing?


Tuesday, 13 March 2007

13:00-14:00 Registration and Coffee Reception

14:00-14:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

14:10-15:00 "Rape Seed Proteins, Current Issues and Future Prospects"
Dr. J. P. Krause, Dr. F. Pudel, PPM e.V., Magdeburg, Germany

15:00-15:40 "Properties of Rape Seed"
Prof. Dr. W. Friedt, University of Giessen, Germany

15:40-16:20 "Glycosinolates in Rape Seed Meal"
Dr. A. Gurgel, State Research Center of Agriculture and Fishery Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Gülzow, Germany

16:20:16:50    Coffee Break

16:50-17:30 ?Rape Seed Meal and Rape Seed Cake in Animal Nutrition- Facts and Trends?
Dr. F. Schöne, Thuringian State Institute of Agriculture, Jena, Germany

17:30-18:10 "Flaking of Oilseeds"
G. Simon, Bauermeister Zerkleinerungstechnik, Norderstedt, Germany

18:10-18:50 "Exergy Process for Conditioning and Bypass Meal"
C. Münter, Exergy Consulting, Göteborg, Sweden

20:00 Dinner at the Ratskeller

Wednesday 14 March 2007

08:30-09:10 "Desolventising and Meal Quality"
J. de Kock, DeSmetBallestra, Zaventem, Belgium

09:10-09:50 "Flottweg ISP- Process for Soy Protein Production"
E. Müller, F. Kiel, Fa. Flottweg, Vilsbiburg, Germany

09:50-10:30 "Dehulling and Conditioning of Soybean in a Fluidized-Bed-Process?
Prof.- Dr. Mörl, C. Douhtewa, A. Katzarov, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

10:30-10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-11:30 ?Developments in Desolventising, Toasting, Drying, Cooling"
J. Rodriguez, Europa Crown, Hessle, United Kingdom    

11:30-12:10 ?Improvement of Rape Extraction Meal"
G. Börner, Dr. W. Paul, ÖHMI Engineering GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany

12:10 -13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:40 "Recent Developments in Press Technology"
H. Boeck, Harburg-Freudenberger Maschinenbau Hamburg, Germany

13:40-14:20 "Application of Extruders/ Expanders in Oilseed Processing"
Dr. W. Sitzmann, Dr. S. Sternowski, Amandus Kahl, Reinbek, Germany

14:20-15:00 "Bypass Meal: An Important Feeding Stuff?
Prof. Dr. K.-H. Südekum, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

15:00-15:10 Concluding Remarks


The Conference will take place at the Renaissance Leipzig Hotel, Großer Brockhaus 3, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany,
Phone +49 341 1292-0 Fax +49 341 1292-125
E-Mail :  renaissance.leipzig@renaissancehotels.com



Registration is valid after receipt at DGF headquarters. Conference tickets will be handed out at the registration desk and are not transferable.

Registration Fees:

until 16 February  2007 after 16 February  2007
DGF-Members 465 EUR
495 EUR
495 EUR 525 EUR
200 EUR 230 EUR

The registration fee includes entry to the scientific program, the book of abstracts, a list of participants, drinks during coffee breaks.

The congress Dinner (13 March, 20:00)  will take place at the Ratskeller in Leipzig.

A delicious experience awaits you for the congress dinner in the historical setting of the cellar in the town hall.
According to old custom varieties of meat are roasted on a spit, the spits are taken around by journeyman who cut the meat straight onto your plate.
A selection of side dishes is of course available.
Price: EUR 50 including Dinner and Drinks.
Vegetarians are asked to contact the headquaters in advance to have an alternative arranged for them.

After registration you will receive an invoice. Please pay free of bank commission to:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft
Account No. 4 934 50700        BLZ 500 800 00
IBAN DE74 5008 0000 0493 4507 00
Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt/ Main

Cancellations received on or before 16 February 2007 will be refunded in full less a ? 50 processing fee.
After that date cancellation charge is 50% of the registration fee.
Should the congress be cancelled, the DGF is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.

Hotel Accommodation

Renaissance Leipzig Hotel
Großer Brockhaus 3
D-04103 Leipzig
Tel: +49/341/1292-0
Fax +49/341/1292-125

For alternative hotel accommodation please contact:
Leipzig Tourist Service e.V.
Leipzig Information
Richard-Wagner-Str. 1; D-04109 Leipzig
Tel.: +49/341/71 04-256
Fax: +49/341/71 04-271
Internet:  www.leipzig.de

How to get there:

Access from motorway A14 (Halle - Dresden)

Leave the A14 at exit no. 17, direction ?Leipzig Mitte?, follow the B2 direction ?Leipzig Zentrum?. As soon as you reach the City Centre (you will see the Marriott Hotel in front of you) turn left at the traffic lights and follow the ?Tröndlinring? (You will pass the Main Train Station on the left * ). Turn right at the second traffic light into ?Georgiring?, then turn left at the next traffic light into ?Grimmaischer Steinweg?. Take the first street on the left, then the first on the right hand side. After approximately 30 meters turn left into the ?Salomonstrasse?
Turn into the first street on the left ?Großer Brockhaus? where the main entrance of  the hotel is situated
The entrance to the underground parking is opposite of the main entrance of the Renaissance Leipzig Hotel

Access from motorway A9 (München ? Berlin)

Leave the A9 at exit no. 18 direction of Merseburg, ?Leipzig West?. Follow the B181, followed by the B87 direction ?Leipzig Zentrum?. Follow the main street to the City Centre
Stay on the ?Jahnallee? which is followed by the ?Trondlinring?
Follow the description mentioned above as of *
Arrival by train:

The Renaissance Leipzig Hotel is situated 300 meters (direction south-east) from the Main Train Station. The walking distance is 5-7 minutes, alternatively taxis are available for this journey.
Should you choose to walk please focus on the building with double ?M? on the roof, behind this building is the ?Querstraße?
Please follow the ?Querstraße? and after approximately 100 meters you will see the Renaissance Leipzig Hotel which is a part of the ?Brockhaus centre? (shortcut: via the ?Dörrienstrasse? to the back entrance of the Renaissance Leipzig Hotel)

Please make use of the travel service of the German railroad at

Further Information
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft (DGF),
P.O. Box 90 04 40, D-60444 Frankfurt/Main, Germany,
Phone +49/69/7917-533, Fax +49/69/7917-564, E-Mail info@dgfett.de, http://www.dgfett.de