2017 Conference summary

IFBF 2017 was held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England. The programme covered a wide range of topics of relevance to the whole flow battery industry.

Two hundred and twelve delegates from twenty four different countries, representing more than one hundred and thirty industrial companies, research and development institutions, universities and colleges attended the conference.   Speakers, poster presentations, networking and panel discussions were key to the success of the IFBF again this year.

We visited the Electric Mountain, Dinorwig’s pumped hydro energy storage project set in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.  Dinorwig is the largest pumped hydro project in the UK set deep within Elidir Mountain and is one on Europe’s largest man-made caverns.  Visitors saw the underground turbine hall, as well as the upper and lower storage lakes.

For the first time we enjoyed a drinks reception sponsored by Oxkem, a very sociable evening held in the exhibition area.

The IFBF conference dinner took place at the Museum of Science & Industry, sponsored by UET and Rongke Power, a very enjoyable evening enjoyed by all.

We visited Hydes Brewery followed by dinner at the Abel Heywood.  An entertaining evening sponsored by our partner Vanitec.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

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