IFBF 2019 – Lyon, France

9th – 11th July

Our programme this year develops our theme of “making electricity flow” with a look at what is happening in the industry from the perspectives of manufacturers, developers and users of flow batteries. We will be looking at the business case for long duration energy storage, and flow batteries in particular with case studies from around the world. With increased pressure on reducing costs and increasing performance, we will listen and discuss all aspects of research, development, and deployment, both in plenary and in a poster session.

Recent progress in the flow battery industry and news of recent flow battery installations with speakers representing international companies including Avalon Battery, Canada; H2 Inc, South Korea; VRB Energy, China; Redflow, Australia; Volterion, Germany, Eni, Italy and SEI, Japan.

Promoting the business case for flow batteries and long duration storage with contributions from UET, USA; Schmid Energy Systems, Germany; redT, UK as well as speakers from Kemiwatt, France; and Lockheed Martin, USA. We also have market insights from Mexico, Russia and the Middle East.

Our technical sessions will cover materials and components with presentations from Chemours, Membrion; Zoltek and Elestor; and discussions on new formats for electrodes and manufacturing processes. Our sessions on flow battery operation and flow battery systems will include contributions from Trumpf Huttinger, AvCarb and J Schmalz as well as analysis and research on performance of flow batteries under dynamic loading conditions, thermal management and control of hydrogen production. Professor Michael Aziz of Harvard University will present a keynote introduction to organic flow batteries and introduce contributions from JenaBatteries, the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, EPFL, Switzerland and IFPEN.

We also include discussions on battery recycling, supply of raw materials including vanadium and bromine salts as well as presentation of less familiar concepts in flow batteries, such as zinc iron chemistry and tubular configuration, with delegates from many of the leading research institutions in flow batteries such as the University of New South Wales, Fraunhofer ICT, Politecnico de Milano, Paul Scherrer Institut, and Bar Lian University.

Our provisional programme list of sessions and speakers can be downloaded here

The poster presenter list is included here

Timetable of events

Our programme is shown below to assist delegates to make suitable travel arrangements. We aim to keep to these timings as much as possible, but we reserve the right to change these to meet the operational and business requirements.

Monday 8 July 2019

All day:  Access to display area for nominated staff of exhibiting companies.

10.30     Check in for introductory seminar

11.00     Introductory seminar (part 1)  (Separate registration required)

12.00     Introductory seminar  (refreshments)

12:30     Introductory seminar (parts 2 & 3)

14:30     Introductory seminar closes

14:30   Check in for flow battery and microgrid demonstration at IFPEN    (Separate registration required, with advance booking only and no – onsite registration. Places are limited)

15:00   Coaches depart for visit

18:30    expected departure from IFPEN

19:00   Return to conference centre

During the afternoon, Vanitec, a sponsor of the IFBF, will hold their energy storage committee meeting and dinner. Please contact Vanitec directly for further information.

Tuesday 9 July

08:30    Check in for IFBF opens

09:30    Conference opens

17:30    Reception in conference centre hosted by Oxkem

Wednesday 10 July

09:00    Conference resumes

15:45    Conference poster session

19:00    Reception and dinner on MV Hermes, departing adjacent to Conference Centre

Thursday 11 July

09:00    Conference resumes

16:00    Closing Session

16:30    Conference concludes

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