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  • Flow batteries at an industrial scale. Pre-conference activities at the IFBF 2024 

    Flow batteries at an industrial scale. Pre-conference activities at the IFBF 2024 

    On Monday 24 June, the IFBF holds its pre-conference workshop at the Hilton Glasgow Invinity Energy Systems, our host for this year’s International Flow Battery Forum, produces flow batteries for international markets. They will be leading our pre-conference workshop and briefing on flow batteries on Monday 24 June. This is an ideal opportunity for you to learn…

  • Flow Batteries: The Next Generation

    Flow Batteries: The Next Generation

    I have just been sent a link to the International Energy Agency’s report on Batteries and Secure Energy Transitions. Forgive me, but my first instinct on reading any report on batteries is to search for references to flow batteries. The word flow is mentioned 22 times in the report, but a few of these refer…

  • The Big And Small Of Flow Batteries

    The Big And Small Of Flow Batteries

    At last year’s IFBF conference we addressed several major questions about the future deployment of flow batteries. We all agreed on the demand for electrical energy storage, and so our debates focussed on the commercial, technical and regulatory framework for flow battery deployment. Long duration energy storage is discussed more and more frequently. Sometimes we don’t know…

  • Secure your spot at the International Flow Battery Forum!

    Secure your spot at the International Flow Battery Forum!

    In June 2024, come to Glasgow to talk flow batteries with experts from all over the world! From 25 to 27 June 2024, the International Flow Battery Forum (IFBF) will hold its thirteenth in-person conference at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, supported by Invinity Energy Systems and Flow Batteries Europe. Over three days the conference will…

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

    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…

  • We wish you all a joyful holiday season!

    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…

  • Call for proposals now open!

    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…

  • The highs and lows from Prague

    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…

  • Only one week to go!

    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.…

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

    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…

  • Where will we get our batteries from? 

    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…

  • Battery Passport and Standardisation Workshop

    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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