5th Leipzig Symposium
Processing and Analytics
How does co-operation work in Practice?


Leipzig, 9-10 March 2016

Dear Reader,
The German Society for Fat Science (DGF) would once again like to invite you to Leipzig, for the 5th Leipzig symposium. The Leipzig symposium has always been committed to stimulating discussion among the operational bodies of the vegetable oil industry about the latest trends, in terms of technology, operation and management.

Furthermore it aims at offering a forum for plant managers, productivity leaders, and QHSE managers to cover the discussion of 'hands-on' topics. This year we would like discuss the opportunities generated by applying the latest developments in analytics to process technology and production practice. The progress in analytics is fulminant - detection levels are spiraling down almost daily, more and more compounds can be analyzed in a much simpler manner. Many compounds can even detected 'on-line' in a very reliable manner, with even new compounds being identified with further scientific debates in case these are suspected contaminants.

These developments affect the processing of oilseeds and vegetable oils. We want to use this symposium mainly to stimulate the debate between experts in analytic technologies and experts in processing to identify and to exploit synergies, but also to identify further gaps/needs in development. The industry should be aware of these debates/developments to have a chance to be actively involved.

Contaminants research is ongoing, aiming at identifying mechanisms of formation, contamination and risks, but also aiming at finding ways to avoid or to remove contaminants. The best process conditions need to be identified, developed and assured to minimize the risk. Here, fast and reliable analytical methods can be of immense help. In terms of yields, reliable analytical methods help to develop and control the right process conditions for stable processes running under optimal conditions. The maintenance of such conditions can be quite complicated and tricky due to almost permanently varying composition/condition of the feed material -a problem we face regularly when processing agricultural products of global origin. Here on-line analytics help to track and to react fast on such variations to assure optimum yield.

On the other hand if process conditions are chosen based on analytical results, it must be assured that these methods are reliable and regularly counter-checked and calibrated. All these items will be discussed during the 5th symposium in Leipzig - and we heartily invite you to participate and to contribute actively!

See you again in Leipzig!

Börner Langmaack
Gunther Börner
DGF division
Dr.-Ing. Thies Langmaack
DGF division

Table Top Expo


There is limited space available for companies interested to present their products and services in a table top expo. Potential exhibitors are kindly asked to contact the headquarters (Phone +49/69/7917 529 or amoneit@dgfett.de) for details. The price is 500 Euro + VAT (if applicable) and includes further promotional options.



Download the programme as .pdf

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Chair: Gunther Börner



1. Pesticides/Contaminants


Gerrit van Duijn, gerritvanduijn consultancy, Vlaardingen/NL
Fate of Contaminants during the Refining Process of Vegetable Oils and Fats: A Calculation Model


Monika Richter, BASF AG, Limburgerhof/DE
Plant Protection and Healthy Oils - a Contradiction?


Bernd Diehl, Spectralservice AG, Cologne/DE
NMR Spectroscopy for Degradation and By-product Testing in Edible Oils and Derivatives




Coffee Break

2. Oxidation


Nils Hinrichsen, ADM, Hamburg/DE
The Oxidation of Vegetable Oils and how to prevent it


Torben Küchler, Eurofins, Hamburg/DE
Analytical Methods for the Monitoring of Changes in Fats and Oils, especially Oxidation



3. Trans-Fatty Acids


Ludger Brühl, Max Rubner-Institute, Detmold/DE
Evaluation of Alternative Solutions for trans Fatty Acids in Selected Foods


Antonios Papastergiadis, Wim De Greyt, Jan De Kock, Desmet Ballestra Group, Zaventem/BE
Technological Solutions and Developments in Edible Oil Processing to Minimize Contaminants in Various Types of Oils and Fats




Dinner at Auerbach's Keller, Mädler Passage, Grimmaische Strasse 2-4

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Chair: Thies Langmaack


4. 3-MCPD und Glycidyl


Bertrand Matthäus, Max Rubner-Institute, Detmold/DE
Ten Years 3-MCPD and Glycidyl Ester in Edible Fats and Oils - Where are we Today?


Jan Kuhlmann, SGS, Hamburg/DE
Status and Recommendations on Analysis of 3-MCPD and Glycidyl-Esters


Iekje Berg, Gerhard de Ruiter,  Ralf Pijpers, Gema Rodríguez Longarela, Tiong Soon Huat, David Ross Appleton, Harikrishna AL Kulaveerasingam /Sime Darby R&D
Ensuring Trusted Quality Palm Fruit Oils




Coffee Break

5. Mineral oil


Florence Lacoste, ITERG, Pessac/FR
Mineral Oil in Vegetable Oils: Laboratory and Industry Issues

6. Online-Analysis


Daniel Sellin, Infrared Process Control, Hamburg/DE
Online Process Monitoring by Means of Miniaturized Mid-Infrared Spectrometers


Alexander Scholl, Siemens AG, Nürnberg/DE
Benefits of Digitalization in Laboratory and Process Analysis


 Juste Hahne/Dirk Heinrich, Bühler AG, Uzwil/CH Multi Online Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Oil Seed Processing Plants


Discussion and Final Remarks



Leipzig has always been a trade city, situated during the time of the Holy Roman Empire at the intersection of two important trade routes. At one time, Leipzig was one of the major European centres of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing. After World War II, Leipzig became a major urban centre within the Communist German Democratic Republic.

Bundesverwaltungsgericht, Author Dirk Goldhahn, Wikipedia
St. Nicholas Church, Author Dirk Goldhahn, Wikipedia
Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750, conducting the St. Thomas Church Choir, at the St. Thomas Church, the St. Nicholas Church and the Paulinerkirche. The St. Nicholas Church later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place 1989 in and around it.
The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the world. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus. The list of music directors contains names like Felix Mendelssohn, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Kurt Masur.

Gewandhaus, Author FloSch, Wikipedia

The Venue



The event takes place at the Pentahotel Leipzig
Grosser Brockhaus 3
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49/341/12920, Fax: +49/341/1292800
e-mail: info.leipzig@pentahotels.com


See hotel webpage for details

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A number of hotel rooms at the Pentahotel have been reserved for you.

Standard Room: 124 Euro per night incl. breakfast

To confirm your room (deadline is 10 February 2016) please call +49/341/ 1292 109 or write to reservations.leipzig@pentahotels.com citing the password "DGF"

Upgraded "Penta Plus" or "Penta Club" rooms are also available for a premium of 30 (40) Euro, respectively. Please ask the hotel for details.






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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
  • Book of abstracts
  • List of participants
  • Lunch, Dinner (Auerbach's Keller)
  • Coffee Break beverages

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    Cancellation Policy


    Cancellations received on or before 10 February 2016 will be refunded minus a 50 Euro processing fee. After that date until 1 March 2016, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. There will be no refund for cancellations after 1 March 2016 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.



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