The conference and symposium language will be English.


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The COMBURA symposium is the major annual event for exchange of information on combustion research and its practical applications, in the Netherlands. But unfortunately could not take place last year. It is an initiative of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vlamonderzoek NVV (Netherlands Association for Flame Research).

Participants from universities, research institutes, and industrial companies in the Netherlands and surrounding countries are invited. At the symposium, the latest developments and innovations in advanced combustion research will be presented, with the emphasis on the potential for application in industry. In addition, the symposium offers unique chances to expand and maintain your professional network.

COMBURA 2021 will take place on Wednesday, 10th of November and Thursday, 11th of November 2021. The venue for this event will be the conference hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg, which is located between the cities of Utrecht and Amersfoort.

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Please review the COVID-19 related rules of the venue

Wednesday November10th

The first day of the symposium will start in the late afternoon with the NVV Members Meeting. NVV members will receive a separate invitation for this meeting. After the meeting the COMBURA conference dinner will be served. This dinner is also open to non-NVV members and COMBURA participants are invited to join. After the dinner conversations can be continued at the bar, and participants can stay overnight in one of the comfortable hotel rooms.

Thursday November 11th

The symposium will start with three keynote lectures and a panel discussion which are interlinked by the subject of “Best possible directions for combustion research”. The keynote lectures will explain the leading edge and the future requirements of combustion research. After the panel discussion, we will have lunch with the opportunity to see the posters exhibition. In the afternoon the technical talks of 20 minutes each will be given in parallel sessions by experts in the field of combustion research from universities, research institutes and companies.

Following lunch 20 minutes talks will be given in parallel sessions by experts in the field of combustion research from universities, research institutes and companies. This call is an invitation for those who want to present their work on combustion technology in these sessions. All topics related to combustion are welcome, for example:

  • Modelling
  • Experimental work
  • Industrial and domestic applications
  • Power to gas/power to fuel
  • Fuel utilization
  • Bio-fuels
  • Flue gas cleaning
  • Carbon capture
  • Boilers
  • Heaters
  • Engines
  • Gas turbines

One of the highlights of the COMBURA symposium will be the presentation of the NVV Combustion Award for the best Master’s Thesis in the area of combustion technology. The winning young expert will give a lecture about his/her combustion research project. After the final remarks and closure of the day everyone is invited for a drink at the bar


All relevant information for authors can be found here


With this link you go to the Abstract and Full Paper submission site.


Registration information and the register site can be here.