Combura Symposium 2019
9 & 10 October 2019, Soesterberg, The Netherlands
General Introduction
The COMBURA symposium is the major annual event for exchange of information on combustion research and its practical applications, in the Netherlands. It is an initiative of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vlamonderzoek NVV (Netherlands Association for Flame Research) and is sponsored by the Dutch section of the Combustion Institute and KIVI, section Energy and Heat Technology.
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.
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COMBURA 2019 will take place on Wednesday, 9th of October and Thursday, 10th of October 2019. 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.
Wednesday October 9th
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 October 10th
The symposium will start with three keynote lectures and a panel discussion which are interlinked by the subject of “sustainable fuels for energy and transportation”. The topics of the keynote lectures will be biomass for energy, methanol for IC-engines and combustion technology developments in the aerospace sector. 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.

Keynote Lectures (click to see keynote lectures)

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 nvitation for those who want to present their work on combustion technology in these sessions. All topics related to combustion are welcome, for example:
  • Modeling
  • 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.

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