International Flow Battery Forum

Let’s talk flow batteries

Electrical energy storage is a key part of smart electricity networks and is an important way to integrate renewable and conventional energy. We had two web sessions where we shared the latest news on energy storage policy, updates on the market potential for flow batteries, new opportunities and applications of flow batteries and some of the latest technical developments.
You can find recordings of these sessions and downloads of the presentations below.

IFBF Showcase

We held an interactive web session on 30 June and 1 July 2020 as we were not able to meet in Düsseldorf this summer.

Several speakers gave presentations and we had discussions on the policy and background for energy storage, and in particular long duration energy storage and flow batteries. Customers and users of energy storage gave their perspective on market needs and requirements and we also heard from manufacturers and developers on their latest work and projects.


Flow Battery Map

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IFBF 2020 conference in Düsseldorf from 19th—21st January 2021

The IFBF conference from 29th June - 1st July 2020 has been postponed and existing registrations have been transferred to our new dates. Registration for the IFBF conference from 19th – 21st January 2021 will open soon. The conference will take place at the InterContinental Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.

This is our eleventh conference and covers flow battery operations, applications, manufacture, development and research. We bring together users, industry, suppliers, academics and the R&D community to meet, learn, discuss and raise the profile of flow batteries; they are a crucial technology within the electrical energy storage sector.

Our speakers include:

Alexander Schönfeldt

Managing Director & COO, Cellcube

François Henry

Technical Manager, John Cockerill Energy

Gary Yang

Founder, UniEnergy Technologies

Huang Mianyan

President & CTO, VRB Energy

Juan Pérez

CTO, Envirobat, Espania

Patrick Clerens

Secretary General, EASE

Rafe Courage

British Consul-General, Düsseldorf

Thorsten Seipp

Co Founder & Managing Director, Volterion

Interested in last year’s conference summary?

IFBF 2019, Lyon, France

IFBF 2019 was held at Le Centre de Congrès de Lyon, France. More than 250 delegates from industry, R&D institutions and academia attended, taking part in our interactive sessions covering topics relevant to the whole flow battery industry. Prior to the conference, delegates visited IFPEN’s microgrid and flow battery installation and everyone enjoyed the networking opportunities at our conference dinner and the drinks reception, sponsored by Solvay and Oxkem respectively.

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Don’t just take our word for it

Conferences should be an opportunity for delegates to meet and discuss all aspects of the conference topic, often in a variety of formats. Now in its 10th year, the IFBF has achieved this with social events, industry visits and poster sessions.

Energy Storage Journal – Winter 2019

First time attendee. Really enjoyed the community. Good mixture of science, companies, suppliers etc. for a broad band of topics. Looking forward to next year.

Flow Battery Manufacturer, IFBF 2019

Effective way of connecting industry and academia, which helps identify problems relevant to commercialisation

Academic Attendee, IFBF 2019

Resourceful sharing from industry and academia around the world… great chance to see an operating flow battery system in the field.

Student Attendee, IFBF 2019

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