Euro Fed Lipid is a federation of 13 scientific associations concerned with Lipids, Fats and Oils. The federation represents 2000 individuals and companies.

Its mission is the furthering of lipid science and technology and the cooperation and exchange of ideas between scientists and technologists at a European level.

The activities of Euro Fed Lipid include the organisation of international congresses at varying venues, the co-organisation of the fair "oils+fats" and the publishing of the "European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology".



The Oils and Fats Industry need to help the World!

[02.01.2018]

Dear members and friends of Euro Fed Lipid,

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2018 with lots of happiness and success in both your personal and professional lives.

The end of the year 2017 was the completion of 2 years of Euro Fed Lipid presidency by Pierre Villeneuve. I thank Pierre for his invaluable contribution to the success of our organization. I hope that I with the help of all of you can continue the work to deliver on the Euro Fed Lipid mission, the furthering of lipid science and technology and the cooperation and exchange of ideas between scientists and technologists at a European level.

I have learned a lot from Pierre, he started his new year greeting with a positive story, so I will do the same: The Economist announced that the number of people living below the threshold of extreme poverty in the world has decreased by about a billion in 30 years, despite the world population increasing by roughly 4 billion people over the same period. The positive news is clearly the decrease in the number of people living below the threshold of extreme poverty, the sad news is the huge growth in the World population.

The oils and fats industry need to help the World supplying higher and higher amounts of nutritious food products, without increasing land usage. I hope that our conference in Belfast September 2018 will be a huge success. I deliberately write our conference, as the success of the conference depends on all of you, please be prepared to share your research by sending in abstracts and please mark the dates in your calendar and blocks fund in your travel budget to participate.

Our annual conference is the key contributor to the economics of our organization. I have full confidence in the British organization to set-up an interesting and entertaining event. With my very best wishes for a happy and healthy 2018, I also wish you a lot of positive results and great discoveries in this fascinating world of lipids!

Yours,

Holm
Hans-Christian Holm
Euro Fed Lipid President

News from the Divisions

[16.11.2017]

The "Oleochemistry" Division of Euro Fed Lipid has undergone a substantial modernisation.
A review had shown that not only the name, but also the scope of the division were outdated.

So it was decided to rename the division to

Oleochemistry, Molecule and Polymer Science

The Division takes care of all non-food uses of natural oils and fats, of vegetable, animal or microbial origin. A focus of the activities will be the development and introduction of new value added chemicals and chemical intermediates with the aim of changing the currently used petroleum based feedstock towards a renewable based economy.

To find out more go here.

2nd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants

[01.10.2017]
4-6 June 2018, Graz, Austria

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to be hosting the 2nd International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants organized by Euro Fed Lipid, which will be held in Graz, Austria, from 4-6 June 2018. The symposium will be held at the Karl-Franz University of Graz, which was founded in 1585 and is the second oldest University in Austria. Graz has a long tradition as seat of universities: its six universities have more than 44,000 students.

This meeting will be a great opportunity to discuss theoretical aspects of lipid oxidation as well as state-of-the-art knowledge and applications in lipid oxidation prevention. Discussions will take place on scientific and technological developments in lipid oxidation and antioxidants in six sessions
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Board Term 2018-2019

[31.08.2017]
The General Assembly at its meeting on 29 August has elected the officers for the term 2018-2019!

President will be Hans Christian Holm of Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

Vice President is Karin Schwarz, University of Kiel, Germany

New in the team is Treasurer Karel Hrncirik, Unilever R&D, Vlaardingen, The Netherlands

Holm Schwarz Hrncirik