Where Are The Flow Batteries? – We Need Them Now!

COP 28 revealed again the importance of controlling emissions if we are to meet our sustainability targets. One of the many side meetings at COP 28 drew attention to boosting stationary battery storage development and deployment: the need to reduce technology costs and build a transparent battery supply chain to promote grid stability, reliability, and […]

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We wish you all a joyful holiday season!

As 2023 comes to an end we wish you all a very joyful holiday season. In 2024 we hope to see many of you at our conference in Glasgow, Uk from 25 to 27 June. The first proposals for presentations have already arrived and we look forward to receiving many more. Please submit your proposal (there is […]

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Call for proposals now open!

The International Flow Battery Forum brings together the worldwide community of everyone interested in the research, development, manufacturing, commercialisation, and deployment of flow batteries. Each year since 2010, we have discussed the latest developments in technology, heard about recent flow battery projects, and presented a showcase of this exciting and crucial energy storage technology. Following […]

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The highs and lows from Prague

We were thrilled to meet 300 friends in Prague at the IFBF last week and pleased to welcome many others online. Our conference reached some of the highest and lowest places in Prague: from a cocktail reception on the hotel’s 24th floor, to underground boat trips touring Prague’s old waste waterworks. In between we explored […]

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Only one week to go!

In the Old Town Square of Prague, the hours are marked by a wonderful procession of the Twelve Apostles moving around the clock tower. As well as the apostles’ parade, there are also other figures to indicate that time is running out. Prague’s famous Astronomical Clock is a must-see on any visit to the city. […]

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Three weeks to go! Have you booked your travel and accommodation?

With nearly three hundred tickets sold for IFBF 2023, we are reaching capacity. Don’t miss out on your chance to explore the opportunities for flow batteries. Come and meet developers, investors, customers, manufacturers and suppliers in this fast-growing area of the energy storage industry. If you haven’t already booked your accommodation, please be quick; our […]

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Where will we get our batteries from? 

After our previous newsletter we received a few comments querying the inclusion of the EU’s Battery Passport in this year’s pre-conference workshop. Here we try to explain why it is so important.  Big news this week about producing electric vehicles in Europe as manufacturers seek to find enough batteries made in the EU to meet […]

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Battery Passport and Standardisation Workshop

Join us on Monday 26 June for a pre-conference workshop on the Battery Passport and Standardisation, two important issues currently impacting the flow battery industry. Held in conjunction with Flow Batteries Europe, and located in the main conference hotel, this workshop will provide timely and important information on the Battery Passport, derived from the European […]

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Picture yourself in Prague

With just 6½ weeks to go we are busily planning IFBF 2023. We have a full programme of speakers, almost 50 confirmed posters, and a wealth of exhibitors. All supported by our generous sponsors. But there’s more to life than just work. A timely email from the Lonely Planet reminded us that Prague is also […]

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Markets and Technology

Why switch from pumped hydroelectricity energy storage to flow batteries? This year’s International Flow Battery Forum comes at a time of almost insatiable demand for battery energy storage, an ever pressing need to reduce carbon based electrical generation, and an urgent desire to ensure energy security at local, national and international levels. We will look […]

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