The 49th GOMA Symposium – FUELS 2016held from 19 to 21 October 2016 in Šibenik, Croatia



The 49 th GOMA Symposium – FUELS 2016 has been successfully organized in Šibenik, Croatia from October 19th.- 21 st by the Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants. Symposium gathered 33 speakers and 25 posters prepared by 137 authors and 150 participants coming from 55 companies and 15 countries.

Symposium was opened by Ivana Lukec, president of the Organizing Board and Bruno Novina, president of GOMA.

In front of gold sponsor INA d.d., Davor Mayer, member of Management board of INA d.d. greeted the Symposium.

The contribution from the sponsors has been very precious and irreplaceable and with the most appreciation, GOMA would like to thank INA d.d. as the gold sponsor, BASF as the silver sponsor, all the bronze sponsors: CB&I, Ivicom, ROFA, Dorf Ketal and the exhibitors: Anton Paar and Metso.

This year's Symposium had a large number of interesting presentations and we thank all the authors for their contributions. Plenary lecture was presented by Heather Hamje from Concawe on the topic of "The Effect of Emission Reduction Scenarios on Compliance with the Ambient Air Quality Limit Values for EU27 Countries in Urban Environments".

Other interesting lectures were prepered by Adriana Petrović discussing the topic of Oil and Fossil Fuels Outlook: Policies, Reasoning and Reality and Ilona Vari with topic Update on EU Environmental Regulation for the Refining Sector. Other presented topics were alternative fuels, fuels quality, technological solutions, production efficiency improvement, catalyst development and process optimization.

A large number of posters was also presented at the Symposium. Authors put a lot of effort in preparing the posters and opening the discussion with the participants.

Working program was accompanied by the networking events where the participants had an opportunity to meet and discuss their experiences in more relaxing atmosphere.

More details about the Symposium can be found out from the symposium Program and Book of abstracts.

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48th international “Lubricants and Base Oils Symposium”

Rovinj, Croatia, 14 – 16 October 2015.

The 48th international “Lubricants and Base Oils Symposium” organized by Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants (GOMA) in partnership with European Lubricating Grease Institute (ELGI) was held in Poreč, Croatia, 14 – 16 October 2015. About 120 experts and scientist from 18 countries attended the Symposium that was remarkably covered by international journals and media: LUBES’N’GREASES, LUBE, F+L Asia, Base Oil Market, BLS media.

The symposium was opened by Bruno Novina, a president of GOMA and president of the organizing committee of the Symposium, and Terry Dicken, a president of ELGI. Ivan Krešić, a member of the INA Oil industry Inc. board, welcomed all participants on behalf of a golden sponsor of the Symposium.

Plenary lecture were held by: an honorary GOMA member prof. dr. sc. W. J. Bartz (TAE, Germany): Electro-mobility for characterizing the green automobile - wind and water for producing electricity, T. Dicken (ELGI): The challenges and opportunities of today’s modern grease industry; A. van de Ven (ATIEL): Safeguarding quality in European automotive engine lubricants, and R. Mandaković (GOMA): Trends, demands and paradoxes of lubricants micro markets such as Croatia and surrounding countries.

In other sections, under the title: Additives - moving to high performance lubricants, Recent trends in formulation of MWFs, Highlights on the latest development of automotive fluids, Base oils - moving to a high performance lubricants, Condition monitoring, tribodiagnostic and laboratory analysis, 20 selected lectures was given and 11 poster presentation presented.

The special value of this year's symposium present two workshops given by the leading companies in the field, with topics: Metalworking Fluids (Lubrizol) and Industrial Lubricants (BASF).

There were also numerous exhibitors and sponsors with a separate hall for their advertising stands and billboards.

The working part of the meeting was followed by equally as important and rich social program, which helped the exchange of experience and opinions in a relaxed atmosphere during the evening tastings of Istrian wines (many thanks to the sponsor INA Lubricants), during a cocktail reception (many thanks to the sponsor Evonik Industries AG) and a gala dinner.

Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants express great gratitude to all participants, particularly to the sponsors and exhibitors who have significantly contributed to the high level of Symposium.


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