Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Mittelbach

Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Mittelbach

University of Graz


1971-1978 Studies of Chemistry at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz
1978 graduation as PhD
1981 graduation as Mag.rer.nat. as high school teacher
1979 -1982 Ass. Prof. at the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Uni Graz
1982-1983 researcher at Joanneum Research, Graz
since 1984 assistance
1991 associate and
1996 university professor at the Institute of Chemistry of the University of Graz
Since 1993 head of the working group: „Chemistry and technology of renewable resources“

Experience and Competence in Biofuels:

Martin Mittelbach from the Institute of Chemistry has been engaged in biodiesel activities since 1980, under his guidance the first pilot plant worldwide for the production of rape seed oil methyl esters was put into operation in 1985. He was the leading scientific person for the development of biodiesel in Austria. Within the working group “Renewable Resources” over 70 scientific publications and several book contributions have been published, M.Mittelbach is also publisher of the first comprehensive handbook for biodiesel. The most important research topics on biodiesel are the development of process technology for biodiesel production as well as development of analytical methods for the characterization of biodiesel.
Numerous national and international research projects on biofuels have been carried out during the last 20 years.  Within these projects cooperation with a lot of institutions with engagement on biodiesel was carried out.
M.Mittelbach is member of national and European specification committees for biodiesel and also member of the Steering Committee of the Biofuels Technology Platform of the European Commission.

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