Fuels Symposium - 2021
16 - 17 September 2021, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia



After a very challenging 18 months, we are very happy to announce that the 53rd GOMA Symposium - FUELS 2021 will be held on September 16th and 17th, 2021. Our host will be the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb. Having in mind all the circumstances and a great motivation to finally meet in person, the Symposium will be only 2 days long but able to adapt to any conditions to guarantee safety to our participants.  



The GOMA Fuels Symposium is the biennial event primarily focused on fuels production and usage with the topics that cover trends of global oil industry, refinery technology, production excellence, fuels quality, alternative fuels topics and environmental preservation solutions. This event is organized by the Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants - GOMA.

Oil refining industry today is faced with great number of challenges including the changes in global oil market, serious concerns over global warming, flexibility of production with efforts put to gaining excellence and competitiveness. These are all drivers for continuing efforts in refining technology development, process optimization and efficient energy consumption. 

The symposium will be a good occasion for industry professionals to participate with the presentations and exchange their achievements, ideas and experience in today’s refining challenges. It is an opportunity to meet in one place with refining experts, engineering companies and legislation representatives to discuss demands for fuels production and usage.



Abstracts should be submitted via online registration form that can be found here! Topics for the 53rd GOMA Symposium - FUELS 2021 are the following:

  • Fuels - future outlook, supply and demand
  • Sustainability 
  • Solutions in energy efficiency improvement
  • Developments and solutions in process technologies & design
  • Bottom of the barrel solutions
  • Refinery and petrochemicals integration
  • Catalyst developments
  • Solutions for improving equipment and process efficiency
  • Integration of process digitalization and operational excellence
  • Production flexibility - overcoming feedstock challenges
  • Maintenance, safety and reliability
  • Gas fuels & LNG
  • Energy and efficiency policy
  • Environment preservation solutions and climate changes
  • Trends in education of engineering and operational staff


In preparation of your abstract and paper, please follow the following instructions:

  • Abstracts should be submitted online via online registration form
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
  • Please avoid tables, charts, complex mathematical formulas and symbols in abstract
  • Abstracts may not be longer than 2500 characters including spaces
  • Authors should indicate their presentation preference: oral or poster. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method
  • If you encounter any problems during the submission process or you do not receive any confirmation by email, please contact Mrs Andrina Barbarić at ivana.lukec@goma.hr


  • All posters will be displayed in the exhibition hall for the duration of the symposium. Poster presenter must be present during the entire session and available for discussion
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to review all presenting material prior to presentation in order to maintain the highest professional level of presentation
  • Speakers or presenters are obliged to submit their biography and photo
  • Presentations and Final Papers should be sent by email to goma@goma.hr


  • Due to the unprecedented circumstances, the Abstract Submission Deadline is extended until July 5th, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance/allocation/rejection: July 15th, 2021
  • Presentation in MS Power Point (or pdf) Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2021