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Prof. Mittelbach

Publications chronological


T. Houachri, D. Bolonio, A. Llamas, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, M. El Gazza, M. Mittelbach, M. Lapuerta, L. Canoira. Fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) from oleaginous seeds grown in arid lands. Part II: Ibicella lutea, Onopordum nervosum, Peganum harmala, Smyrnium olusatrum and Solanum elaeagnifolium, (2018) Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Enviromental Effects, DOI: 10.1080/15567036.2018.1476612


P. Neu, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Quantification of Phorbol Esters in Jathropha Curcas by HPLC-UV and HPLC-ToF-MS with Standard Addition Method. Europ. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., 2018, in press


S. Weiss, P. Neu, C. Ludwig, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Novel Method for Synthesis of Cholesteryl Glucosides starting from Disaccharides. Europ. J. Lipid Sci. Technol., 2018, in press


David Bolonio, Philipp M. Neu, Sigurd Schober, María-Jesús Garcia-Martinez, Martin Mittelbach, and Laureano Canoira; Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters from Animal Fat Using Supercritical Ethanol Process. Energy&Fuels (2018) 32, 490-49



T. Houachri, D. Bolonio, A. Llamas, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, M. El Gazzah, M. Mittelbach, M. Lapuerta, L. Canoira: Fatty acid methyl and ethyl esters obtained from rare seeds from Tunesia: Ammi visnaga, Citrullus colocynthis, Datura stramonium, Ecballium elaterium, and Silybum marianum,  Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery Utlilization and Enviromental Effects doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2017.1405116


R. W. Heiden, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Bias and Imprecision in the Determination of Free Glycerin in B100 Biodiesel - The Unexpected Formation of Glycerin Heterophases. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. (2017), 94, 285-299


Aline S. Muniz-Wypych, Mayara M. da Costa, Angelo R. S. Oliveira, Philipp M. Neu, Sigurd Schober, Martin Mittelbach, Luiz P. Ramos and Maria Aparecida F. César-Oliveira; Phenolic compounds obtained from alkyl oleates as additives to improve the oxidative stability of methyl rapeseed biodiesel. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. (2017) 119, 11



 R. W. Heiden, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Bias and Imprecision in the Determination of Free Glycerin in B100 Biodiesel - The Unexpected Formation of Glycerin Heterophases. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. accepted June 2016


O. Schröder, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach, B. Fey, J. Bünger, Deog-Keun Kim, Jin-Suk Lee, Joon-Pyo Lee, J. Krahl; Biofuels from non-food feed stocks, preparation, fuel properties and engine emissions. Fuels Joint Research Group, Band 16 (2016); Cuvillier Verlag Göttingen


S. Jaeger, M. Mittelbach, R. Cabrera, G. Labadie; Simple method for high purity acylated steryl glucosides synthesis; European Journal of lipid Science and Technology. 118 (2016) 827-833


A. Studentschnig, T. Telser, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Hydrotreating of non-food feedstocks over Raney nickel for the production of synthetic diesel fuel; Biofuels: Pages ahead of print



M. Mittelbach; Fuels from oils and fats: recent developments and perspectives; European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 117 (2015) 1832-1846


P.Hidalgo, G. Ciudad, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach, R. Navia; Biodiesel synthesis by direct transesterification of microalga Botryococcus braunii with continuous methanol reflux; Biores. Technol. 181 (2015) 32–39


P.Hidalgo, G. Ciudad, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach, R. Navia; Improving the FAME Yield of in Situ Transesterification from Microalgal Biomass through Particle Size Reduction and Cosolvent Incorporation; Energy Fuels (2015) 29 (2) pp 823-832



L. Hirschegger, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Efficient and Sensitive Method for the Quantification of Saturated Monoacylglycerols in Biodiesel by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Eur.J.Lipid Sci.Technol. (2014), 116, 89-96.


K.Strohmeier, S.Schober, M.Mittelbach; Solvent Assisted Fractionated Crystallization of Fatty Acid Alkyl Esters from Animal Fat . J.Amer.Oil Chem.Soc., (2014), 91, 1217-1224.


M.Koller, A.Salerno, K.Strohmeier, S.Schober, M.Mittelbach, I.Vassilka, E.Chiellini, G.Braunegg; Novel precursors for production of 3-hydroxyvalerate-containing poly[(R)-hydroxyalkanoates]s; Biocatalysis and Biotransformation (2014), Vol. 32, No. 3 , Pages 161-167


P. Hidalgo, C. Toro, G. Ciudad, S. Schober, M. Mittelbach, R. Navia; Evaluation of Different Operational Strategies for Biodiesel Production by Direct Transesterification of Microalgal Biomass; Energy Fuels (2014), 28, 3814−3820


S. Flitsch, Ph. Neu, S. Schober, N. Kienzl, J. Ullmann, M. Mittelbach; Quantitation of Aging Products Formed in Biodiesel during the Rancimat Accelerated Oxidation Test; Energy Fuels (2014) 28 (9), pp 5849–5856




A.Schröck, S.Schober, M.Mittelbach; Highly active biocatalyst for transesterification: Cross linked enzyme aggregates of Thermomyces lanuginosus and Candida Antarctica B. Europ.J.Lipid Sci.Technol. 2013, in press


T.Schweitzer, M.Mittelbach, F.Uhlig; NAWI Graz – Kooperation statt Konkurrenz. Ein Beispiel für erfolgreiches Change Management an Universitäten Hochschulmanagement. Zeitschrift fuer die Leitung, Entwicklung und Selbstverwaltung von Hochschulen und Wissenschaftseinrichtungen 2012

M. Koller, A. Salerno, P. Tuffner, M. Koinigg, H. Böchzelt, S. Schober, S.Pieber,  H. Schnitzer, M. Mittelbach, G. Braunegg; Characteristics and Potential of Micro Algal Cultivation Strategies: a Review Journal of Cleaner Production (2012), 37, 377-388

 R.Navia, M.Mittelbach Could sewage sludge be considered a source of waste lipids for biodiesel         production? Waste Manag Res 2012 30: 873

 S.Pieber, S.Schober, M.Mittelbach Pressurized fluid extraction of polyunsaturated fatty acids from the microalga Nannochloropsis oculata Biomass & Bioenergy 2012


M. Koller, A. Salerno, P. Tuffner, M. Koinigg, H. Böchzelt, S. Schober, H. Schnitzer, M. Mittelbach, G. Braunegg  Efficient implementation of micro-algae for sustainable environmental and economic development; Current topics in Biotechnology (2011), 6, 71-82


C.Bachler, S.Schober, M.Mittelbach Simulated Distillation for Biofuel Analysis Energy & Fuels (2010), 24(3), 2086-2090. 


M.Mittelbach; Biodiesel; Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (2010), Springer


B. Pieber, S. Schober, C. Goebl, M. Mittelbach; Rapid and sensitive determination of steryl glycosides in biodiesel by gas chromatography – mass spectroscopy;J.Chromatogr. (2010), 1217, 6555-6561

S.Schober, M.Wolf, M.Mittelbach; Distillation Characteristics of Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters; Energy & Fuels (2010), 24, 6693-6696


M.Mittelbach; Biodiesel – Quo vadis;  Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2009, 111, 745–746

S. Schober, I. Seidl, A. Meinitzer and M. Mittelbach; A method for the determination of polyunsaturated fatty acid methyl esters in biodiesel: Results of an interlaboratory study. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 2009, 111, 829-834

 M.Mittelbach Process technologies for biodiesel production Edited by Soetaert, Wim; Vandamme, Erick J; From Biofuels (2009), 77-93. 


C. Angerbauer, M. Siebenhofer, M. Mittelbach, G.M. Gübitz; Conversion of sewage sludge into lipids by "Lipomyces starkeyi" for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology 99 (2008) 3051-3056.  

J.Geuens, J. Kremsner, B.Nebel, S. Schober, R. Dommisse, M. Mittelbach, S. Tavernier, O. Kappe, and B. Maes; Microwave-Assisted Catalyst-Free Transesterification of Triglycerides with 1-Butanol under Supercritical Conditions; Energy & Fuels 2008, 22, 643–645

B.Nebel, M.Mittelbach, G.Uray; Determination of the composition of acetylglycerol mixtures by 1H NMR followed by GC investigation. Analytical Chemistry (2008),  80(22),  8712- 8716.

Giannakopoulou, K., Lukas, M., Schober, S., Mittelbach, M., Slawitsch, B., Boechzelt, H., Brunner, C. & Schnitzer, H.; Development of a Low Pressure, Catalytic, Direct Liquefaction Process for the Conversion of Biogenic Materials into Liquid Fuels. Conf. Proceed. Advances in Energy Studies, June 2008, Graz, Austria.

 Giannakopoulou, K., Lukas, M., Schober, S., Mittelbach, M., Slawitsch, B., Boechzelt, H., Brunner, C. & Schnitzer, H.; Low pressure, catalytic depolymerization of biogenic feedstock. Conf. proceed. 16th Biomass Conf. and Exhibition, June 2008, Valencia, Spain.





M. Mittelbach, B. Pokits, H. Müller, M. Müller, D. Riesner Risk Assessment for the Prion Protein Reduction under Conditions of the Biodiesel Production Process; Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 109 (2007) 79-91

S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Iodine value and biodiesel: Is limitation still appropriate? Lipid Technology 19 (2007) 281-285.



B.Nebel, M.Mittelbach; Biodiesel from Extracted Fat out of Meat and Bone Meal; Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 108 (2006), 398-403.


S.Schober, M.Mittelbach; Modified GC Method for Ester Content of Biodiesel from Animal Fat and Lauric Oils; Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 108 (2006), 309-314.


T.Madl, H.Sterk, G.Rechberger, M.Mittelbach; Tandem Mass Spectrometric Analysis of a Complex Triterpene Saponin Mixture of Chemopodium quinoa; J.Am.Soc.Mass Spectrom. 17 (2006) 795-806


M.Mittelbach; Biofuels in Europe; Proceedings of the 12th Annual Fuels and Lubes Asia Conference, 2006



T.Madl, M.Mittelbach; Quantification of primary fatty acid amides in commercial tallow and tallow fatty acid methyl esters by HPLC-APCI-MS; Analyst 130 (2005) 565–570


M.Mittelbach; Prices for mineral oil push biodiesel market - chances and challenges. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology  (2005),  107(11), 777.

S. Schober, M. Mittelbach; Influence of diesel particulate filter additives on biodiesel quality; Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 107 (2005) 268–271



M. Pilar Dorado, E. Ballesteros, Francisco J. Lopez, M. Mittelbach; Optimization of Alkali-Catalyzed Transesterification of Brassica Carinata Oil for Biodiesel Production; Energy and Fuels  (2004), 18(1)  77-83.

 S.Schober, M.Mittelbach; The Impact of Antioxidants on Biodiesel Oxidation Stability; Eur.J.Lipid Sci.Technol. 106 (2004) 382-389


M.P. Dorado, E. Ballesteros, M. Mittelbach and F.J. Lopez; Kinetic parameters affecting alkali-catalyzed transesterification process of used olive oil; Energy & Fuels (2004) 18, 1457-1462


T.A.Foglia, K.C.Jones, A.Nunez, J.G.Philps, M.Mittelbach; Comparison of Chromatographic Methods for the Determination of Bound Glycerol in Biodiesel. Chromatographia 60 (2004), 305-311


E.Ahn, T.Hilber, M.Mittelbach, E.Schmidt; Experience of truck fleets with BioDiesel made from animal fats as compared to rapeseed oil methyl ester. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, Austin, TX, United States, Nov. 7-12, 2004  (2004)



M.Mittelbach, S. Schober; The Influence of Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Biodiesel, J.Amer.Oil Chem.Soc. 80 (2003) 817-823


S.Schober, M.Mittelbach; Antioxidants; In: Stability of Biodiesel Used as a Fuel for Diesel Engines and Heating Systems; Presentation of the BIOSTAB project results; ISBN 3-902451-00-9; Ed.: BLT Wieselburg, Austria (2003) 28-40




Wilhelm Haas, H.Sterk, M.Mittelbach; Novel 12-Deoxy-16-hydroxyphorbol Diesters from the Seed Oil of Jatropha curcas; J.Nat.Prod. 2002, 65, 1434-1440


M.Mittelbach; Erfahrungen mit Biodiesel aus gebrauchten Speiseölen in Österreich; Proceeding of the the 2nd International Conference: Biodiesel: Potenziale, Umweltwirkungen, Praxiserfahrungen; September 16,17 (2002); Braunschweig, Germany; Ed.: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft.


E.Ahn, M.Mittelbach; The use of waste animal fats as feedstock for the production of an environmental friendly fuel for diesel engines (biodiesel) In: Food Safety Assurance and Veterinary Public Health; Edts.: J.M.Smulders, J.DCollins; Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2002, pp. 342-345; ISBN 9076998051



M.Mittelbach, S.Gangl; Long Storage Stability of Biodiesel Made from Rapeseed and used Frying Oil J.Amer.Oil Chem.Soc. 78 (2001) 573-577




W.Hreczuch, M.Mittelbach, J.Holas, J.Soucek, G.Bekierz; Production and main industrial uses of methyl esters of fatty acids; Przemyst Chemiczny 79 (2000) 111


W.Haas, M.Mittelbach; Detoxification Experiments with the Seed Oil from Jatropha curcas L. Industrial Crops and Products 12 (2000) 111-118




G.M.Gübitz, M.Mittelbach, M.Trabi; Exploitation of the Tropical Oil Seed Plant Jatropha curcas; L.Bioresource Technology 67 (1999) 73-82


M.Mittelbach, H.Enzelsberger; Transesterification of Heated Rapessed Oil for Extending Diesel Fuel; J.Amer.Oil Chem.Soc. 76 (1999) 545-550


B.Karten, H.Böchzelt, Pabuja, M.Mittelbach, W.Sattler Macrophage-enhanced Formation of Cholesteryl Ester – Core Aldehydes during Oxidation of Low Density Lipoprotein J.Lipid Res. 40 (1999) 1240-1253

B.Karten, H.Böchzelt, M.Mittelbach, W.Sattler; Core Aldehydes: Formation, Occurrence and Biological Significance; Recent Res. Devel. Lipids Res. 3 (1999) 23-41


H.Böchzelt, B.Karten, P.Abuja, W.Sattler, M.Mittelbach; Synthesis of 9-Oxononanoyl Cholesterol by Ozonization; J.Lipid Research 39 (1998) 1503-1507


B.Karten,H.Böchzelt, P.Abuja, M.Mittelbach, W.Sattler; Femtomole Analysis of 9-Oxononanoyl Cholesterol by High Performance Liquid ChromatographyJ.Lipid Research 39 (1998) 1508-1519


Deshmukh, M. B.; Shelar, M. A.; Mittelbach, M.; Junek, H.; Synthesis of some new pyrimidine and pyridopyrimidine derivatives. Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section B: Organic Chemistry Including Medicinal Chemistry  (1998),  37B(5),  491-493




M.Mittelbach; 15 Years Experience with Biodiesel in Europe In: Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha curcas; Seite 132. Ed.: Gübitz, Mittelbach, Trabi, DbV-Verlag für die Technische Universität Graz; Graz, 1997.


M.Mittelbach; Producing a Quality Fuel, a European Perspective: Proceedings of the Conference: Commercialization of Biodiesel: Producing a Quality Fuel, 10.7.1997, Boise, USA,


G.Gübitz, M.Mittelbach, M.Trabi; Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha curcas; Ed.: G.Gübitz, M.Mittelbach, M.Trabi, DbV-Verlag für die Technische Universität Graz; Graz, 1997. ISBN 3-7041-0242-3












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Institute of Chemistry; Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry; Renewable Ressources Heinrichstrasse 28; A-8010 Graz
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Mittelbach Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - +43 (0) 316 380 5353
Fax:+43 (0)316 380 - +43 (0) 316 380 9840

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