International Flow Battery Forum

IFBF Summer Conference, 28–29 June 2022

Brussels, Belgium

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The International Flow Battery Forum (IFBF®) is the leading event for the flow battery community. We promote the most recent developments in the science, technology and deployment of flow batteries and our conferences cover a broad range of interests in research and commercial aspects of flow batteries.

Electrical energy storage is a key part of smart electricity networks and is an important way to integrate renewable and conventional energy. Flow batteries are a crucial technology within this sector with many unique features and benefits.

Registration open!
Registration for this year’s conference is now open. The conference will be hosted by Flow Batteries Europe (FBE) in their home city of Brussels, Belgium. FBE is an international, not-for-profit association aimed at accelerating decarbonisation in Europe and globally by increasing the deployment of energy storage and flexibility solutions through flow battery technology.

The conference will run over two days with presentations, panel sessions, and poster discussions bringing together customers, users, developers, suppliers, manufacturers, and researchers of flow batteries. Our theme is “where are the flow battery gigafactories” and how do we get there? Representatives of government and industry organisations will attend to discuss the role of flow batteries to ensure security of electricity supply in Europe and worldwide.

Before the conference, on Monday 27 June 2022, there will be workshop organised by the EU-funded projects SONAR & CompBat to discuss the latest flow battery research and industry developments. FBE will hold a member’s only General Assembly, and there will be other industry meetings and social events on the Monday evening. After the conference, on Thursday 30 June 2022, there will be a site visit to the MiRIS demonstration site to see a flow battery and microgrid in operation.

To register – and see a more detailed programme of events – please visit FBE’s dedicated IFBF 2022 site. We look forward to seeing you in Belgium this summer.

Sponsors and exhibitors
IFBF conferences typically attract over 250 attendees and provide an ideal opportunity to promote products and develop business contacts.

Our 2022 conference venue, Hotel Le Plaza, has a large auditorium for our conference sessions and an adjoining exhibition area. Meals and refreshments during the day will be served in the exhibition area to maximise networking and interaction with delegates. Sponsors will be promoted before, during and after the event. Please see the sponsors and exhibitors page for more information.

Don’t just take our word for it

Since the pandemic I’ve attended many on-line events; the January 2021 IFBF has been by far the best. It was well planned and well organised, with ‘coffee breaks’ bringing networking benefits as if you were there in person. It was great value too, without the wasted time and thousands of dollars in travel costs. I learned, I met new people and I found new opportunities that I wouldn’t have experienced at most on-line events.”

Bret Adams, Kainos Consulting, IFBF 2021

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

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



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