3rd Leipzig Symposium

Processing: Quality and Safety

17-18 March 2010, Leipzig, Germany

The processing division of DGF is proud to announce the 3rd Symposium in Leipzig, Germany. In a three year cycle of these symposia we discussed important trends and current developments in seed and oil processing. The high number of participants from the crushing and refining industry, engineering companies, from suppliers of equipments, supplies and services as well as from universities and research centres recognise a wide interest for such symposia.
Within the last three years the vegetable oil industry has been influenced by tremendous changes, one of them was the end of 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 and refining plants were built. Increasing quantities of products such as rape meal from extraction plants or pressing plants and vegetable oils came into the market. These valuable products are a source for food, feed and energy. With the end of the bio diesel ?boom?, the margin went down. The market needs quality and safety products and only these products can be sold.
?Processing: Quality and Safety? is the topic of the 3rd symposium in Leipzig. Quality and safety are very important, if you will use the products for food, feed and also for energy. The processing division of DGF will consider various aspects of it in the oil milling and oil refining process. Oils and meals from oilseeds have to have high quality and must be safe products. The symposium will give you an overview of latest developments and state of the art equipments and supplies in quality and safe aspects.
 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, safety managers, 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?


Wednesday, 17 March 2010

13.30 - 13.40 Welcome
13.40 - 14.20   Rob Diks  (Keynote- Speaker), Unilever Research, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
"The Effects of the Refining Process Conditions on Contaminant -  Removal and Side Reaction Products Formation"
14.20 - 14.40 Bertrand Matthäus, Max Rubner-Institut, Münster, Germany
"Possibilities of 3-MCPD- Ester-Reduction during Refining of Vegetable Oils"
14.40 - 15.00 Jan de Kock, Marc Kellens, Wim De Greyt, DeSmet-Ballestra, Zaventem, Belgium
"Vegetable Oil Degumming - Current Status and Future Trends"
15.00 - 15.20  Steen Balchen, Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S, Denmark 
"Semi- Continuous Deodorisation - New design Featuring Enhanced Heat Recovery and Stripping Efficiency"
15.20 - 15.45 Discussion
15.45 - 16.15  Coffee Break
16.15 - 16.35 Klaus Schurz, Süd-Chemie AG, Moosburg, Germany
"Development of the Bleaching Process under the Perspective of Classic and New Applications"
16.35 - 16.55 Massoud Jalalpoor, Grace GmbH & Co. KG, Worms, Germany
"Quality Improvements using Silica Gel"
16.55 - 17.15   Stefan Neufeld, JRS - J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co KG, Rosenberg, Germany
 "Precoat Filtration: Filter Aids & Adsorbents"
19.00 Dinner at the historical Auerbachs Keller (Registration required, 50 Euro including drinks)

Auerbachs Keller Auerbach's Keller
Auerbachs Keller (Auerbach's Cellar in English) is the best known and second oldest restaurant in Leipzig. It was described in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's play Faust I, as the first place Mephistopheles takes Faust on their travels.

The wine bar was first mentioned in a historical record dated 1438. Although it was one of the city's most important wine bars already in the 16th century, its worldwide popularity is primarily due to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe often visited Auerbach's Cellar while studying in Leipzig 1765-1768, and saw there two paintings on wood dating from 1625, one depicting the magician and astrologer
Between 1912 and 1913 much of Auerbach's Cellar was reconstructed and expanded as part of the demolition of the medieval construction above it and the erection of the Mädlerpassage. It was reopened on 22 February 1913, which is also the date when the two sculptures Mephisto and Faust and Bewitched Students were placed at the entrance of the wine bar.
< >

Thursday 18 March 2010

08.30 - 08.50  Edgar Ahn, BDI Biodiesel International AG, Grambach/Graz, Austria
"Milestones in Development of BDI's Multi- Feedstock Biodiesel Production Process"
08.50 - 09.10 Manfred Hoffmann, Tanja Schaaf, Lurgi Gmbh, Frankfurt, Germany
"Value Added Processing of FAME by Means of Fractionation and Hydration"  
09.10 - 09.20   Discussion
09.20 - 09.40  Karl-Heinz Leidt, Jens-Peter Krause, Frank Pudel, Ralf-Peter Tressel, PPM Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg, Germany
"Improvement of the Quality of Rapeseed Meal by Gentle Fluidised Bed  Desolventizing"
09.40 - 10.00 Friedrich Schöne, Thüringer Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Jena, Germany
"Feed from Rapeseed with high Acceptance and Protein Quality in Animal Nutrition - Reality and Options"
10.00 - 10.20  Gunter Börner, Wolfgang Paul, ÖHMI-Engineering GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany, Gunter Fleck, PPM, Magdeburg, Germany
"Quality of Rape Seed Extraction Meal after Ethanolic Extraction"
10.20 - 10.40 Hans-Jürgen Rasehorn, Cimbria-Sket GmbH, Magdeburg
"Rape Dehulling- Quality of Oil and Meal"
10.40 - 11.00 Discussion
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 11.50  Etienne Le Clef, Bernard Simons, Jerome Evrard and Wim De Greyt, DeSmet Ballestra, Zaventem, Belgium
"Factors affecting Oil Yield and Quality during integrated Rapeseed Processing"
11.50 - 12.10 Claus Bohling, Industrieberatung Umwelt, Wistedt, Germany
"Oilmills: Environmental Impact and Avoidance"
12.10 - 12.30 Thies Langmaack, Bunge Europe, Hamburg, Germany
"Safety Regulations in Oil Mills"
12.30 - 12.45  Discussion
12.45 - 13.30 Michael Bockisch (Keynote Speaker), Jesteburg, Germany
"Fats and Oils in the next Decade- More than a look into a Glass Ball"
13.30 - 13.45 Concluding Discussion


(Excerpts from www.leipzig.de)
Leipzig  is the largest city in the German federal state of Saxony, with a population of approximately 517,000. It is the industrial center of the region and a major cultural center, offering interesting sights, shopping possibilities and lively nightlife.
First documented in 1015, and endowed with city and market privileges in 1165, the city of Leipzig has fundamentally shaped the history of Saxony and of Germany.  Leipzig acquired the nickname Klein Paris ("Little Paris") in the 18th century, when it became a center of a classical literary movement under the leadership of German scholar and writer Johann Christoph Gottsched.
The hometown of Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was Leipzig's musical director  and choirmaster of the St Thomas' Boys Choir between 1723 and 1750. The city has dedicated itself to maintaining Bach's heritage with the Bach Archives, the Bach Museum, the St Thomas' Boys Choir, and the Gewandhaus Orchestra
The Leipzig Fair - "trade fairs made-to-measure"

The Leipzig Fair is also known as the "mother of all trade fairs" and opened its new exhibition centre in 1996. In 1997 the trade fair celebrated the 500th anniversary of being granted the "Imperial Right to Hold Trade Fairs". The slogan of the Leipzig Fair: "trade fairs made-to-measure".
Demo Leipzig - the City of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989

Leipzig was the starting point for the events which led to the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. You can visit the original locations of St Nicholas's Church, where after the Prayers for Peace were said, the demonstrations started along Augustusplatz and the central ring road to the headquarters of the secret police (Stasi), part of which has been incorporated into the Museum in the "Round Corner".
The Old City Hall

Leipzig's Old Town Hall is one of the most beautiful Renaissance town halls in Germany. It was built between 1556 and 1557 in just nine months.
altes Rathausa

< >Location and Accommodation:

<>The Conference will take place at the pentahotel Leipzig, Großer Brockhaus 3, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Phone +49 341 1292-0 Fax +49 341 1292-125
E-Mail:  info.leipzig@pentahotels.com
reservations hotline: 01805 49 55 551
or +49 69 256 699300 if calling from abroad

A room contingent has been reserved for your convenience. To get the special rate of 115 Euro (single room) / 133 Euro (double room) quote the keyword "DGF" (please book prior to 15 February to obtain this rate).

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

< >Registration

<>To register for the symposium please make use of the Online Registration

Alternatively, fill out the fax registration form and send it back to the DGF headquarters.

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

Registration Fees:
<> < > < >< >< >< >< >< >< > < > < > < >< >
before 26 February 2010  after 26 February 2010
DGF or Euro Fed Lipid-Members  465 Euro
495 Euro
495 Euro 525 Euro
 200 Euro 230 Euro
The registration fee includes entry to the scientific program, the book of abstracts, a list of participants, midday snack and coffee breaks.

After registration you will receive an invoice. This invoice is available directly with the online registration procedure (please make sure to print it as last step!). 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 15 February 2010 will be refunded in full less a  50 Euro processing fee.
After that date until 26 February 2010, 50 % of the paid registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 26 February 2010 or No-Shows. Substitute participants can be named anytime without additional costs. 
Should the congress be cancelled, the DGF is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.

< >How to get there:

Download Directions (.pdf)
<>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 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 pentahotel Leipzig 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 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
DGF Homepage