International Flow Battery Forum

Our conference planned in Düsseldorf from 30th June – 2nd July has been postponed and will now take place during the third week in January 2021. The venue is the same – the Intercontinental Hotel in Düsseldorf. We will hold an interactive web based IFBF® showcase on 30th June 2020 to present and discuss the most important issues in our industry.
Please continue to keep 30th June 2020 clear for this event.


NOTE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation the details below are just a guide and subject to change

Conference and exhibition (3 days)
Tuesday – Thursday

This is the eleventh annual conference by the IFBF covering flow battery operations, applications, manufacture, development and research. We bring together users, industry, suppliers, academics and the R&D community to meet, learn, discuss and raise the profile of flow batteries; they are a crucial technology within the electrical energy storage sector.

Flow battery visits (optional)
Thursday & Friday

There will be two flow battery visits:

  • Thursday – evening visit to one of Volterion’s sites.
  • Friday – visit to John Cockerill’s site at Seraing, Belgium where they have a demonstration of an integrated micro-network of renewable generation linked to various battery types, including flow batteries.

There are limited spaces so make sure you register early to guarantee a place. A separate registration is required for each visit.

Introductory seminar (optional)

This seminar is an electrical energy storage introduction to flow batteries and provides a background understanding of the need for energy storage on power systems market opportunities, while also covering the important technical and commercial aspects of flow battery design, manufacture and operation. This essential information allows delegates to successfully engage with the wide-ranging topics at the main IFBF conference. More info. Separate registration is required.

Evening drinks reception (included)

We invite all delegates to join us for an early evening networking event.

IFBF dinner (optional)

The conference dinner will be held in the Altstadt (old town), within walking distance from the InterContinental Hotel. The dinner is sponsored by Solvay. A separate registration is required for this event. More info.

Registration to the rescheduled IFBF conference in January 2021 will reopen when details have been finalised.

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