UPDATE: The full programme with times, speakers and their biographies is available on our dedicated IFBF 2023 registration website. You can also download it in pdf here.

Below is a summary of each day’s sessions. 

Monday 26 June

Pre-conference workshop on Battery Passport and Standardisation

On Monday 26 June, we will have a pre-conference workshop on the Battery Passport and Standardisation which are two important issues impacting on the flow battery industry. Held in conjunction with Flow Batteries Europe (FBE) in the Corinthia Hotel, this pre-conference day will start by providing information on the Battery Passport, which derives from the Batteries Directive of the EC. In an open seminar we will discuss how to prepare for the implementation of the new regulation. Our discussions will include the importance of actions both by individual companies and also by the industry’s associations. The Battery Passport will have impact on all manufacturers of flow batteries, flow battery components and suppliers. The information in the Battery Passport will be a pre-requisite for all energy storage developers, as it allows for comparisons of the whole life cost and environmental impact between battery energy storage types.

Our afternoon seminar will include a review of the current status of international standardization processes relevant to energy storage in general and flow batteries in particular. Our seminar provides information relevant to users as well as developers and suppliers of flow battery components, materials and systems. We will cover proposals for future standardisation work covering electrolytes, manufacturing, measurement of performance and comparisons with other battery types. (this includes the overlap with the morning session on the battery passport). We expect debate and discussion on the scope of standardisation, the types of flow batteries covered by proposed standards and a briefing on how individual companies can be involved in the standard-making process through their own national committees.

The IFBF has taken a leading role in the development of standards – please see Standards for flow batteries – for details of CWA 50611 which was published in April 2013, and subsequent work in IEC 62932.
Separate registration for the workshop is required. The workshop precedes the FBE General Assembly which is also held on Monday 26 June in the Corinthia Hotel.

Tuesday 27 June

The impact of flow batteries on the energy infrastructure for the delivery of clean and secure power

  • Developing market products by transmission and distribution system operators to use storage to reduce or eliminate fossil fuelled peaking plant
  • Demonstrating flexibility, speed of response and the environmental credentials of flow batteries in use in the electricity infrastructure
  • Reconfiguring infrastructure – flow batteries at the transmission and generation scale, storage and PV, local storage, EV support, and domestic applications
  • Finance, funding and regulatory support and assistance for research, development and deployment for flow batteries.

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Evening – Conference dinner

The IFBF conference dinner will take place at the Municipal House Restaurant, the most beautiful Art Nouveau restaurant in the Czech Republic, located in Prague’s city centre. Expect a night of fun and tasty traditional Czech food!

Wednesday 28 June

Update on technical and commercial developments in the world of flow batteries

  • Operational experience of flow battery installations
  • Novel chemistry and novel configurations
  • Research and development in flow battery operation, components, integration, and manufacture
  • Materials, components, and supply chain for flow battery manufacture
  • Interactive poster presentations and open discussion.

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Evening – Poster session and networking

Poster session with presentations from researchers followed by a networking reception.

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Thursday 29 June

Markets, industry, and operation

  • Research and development in flow battery operation, components, and manufacturing
  • Flow battery systems integration, power conversion systems, and digital control
  • Business opportunities for flow battery applications in industrial and commercial operations – including the water and wastewater industry, mining and extraction, chemicals and processing industry
  • National and International Standards for flow batteries and energy storage.

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Afternoon – Site visit

The Old Wastewater Plant is a unique monument, testament to the history of architecture and engineering of Prague. The tour will show the still-functional steam engine room from 1903 and look into the original spaces of this historic wastewater plant. For sponsors and exhibitors it is an ideal venue to display larger flow battery modules and installations.

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