Thank you

Thank you for joining us at our 12th International Flow Battery Forum. Anthony Price, Secretary of the IFBF, will wrap up events from the past three days. We hope to see you again. The IFBF Team.

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Session 12: Novel flow battery applications

You may think that flow batteries are only used in large scale stationary applications. Jonathan Williams and Chris Price will start this last session with a diversion, looking at how flow batteries could be used on and off ships. But what about other opportunities? With so much change in the energy industry what are the business cases for other […]

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Session 11: Installations & project reports

Hear the latest news: just how good are flow batteries in practice? An opportunity to discuss some interesting new concepts and some interesting new applications. Presentation Speaker Affiliation High voltage flow batteries: shattering the stability of aqueous systems with iron chrome and chromium bromine chelates Michael Marshak University of Colorado Boulder, USA Pulsed charging protocol […]

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Session 10: Organic & non-traditional batteries

It’s easy to make a convincing case for flow battery technology, but can we do better? Does it make sense to use metallic salts in solutions as the electrolytes? Are there economic or environmental benefits from switching to manufactured organic molecules? Eric Fell, a member of the team at Harvard, will introduce organic flow battery […]

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Session 9: Materials & components

Many of the materials and components used in a flow battery are quite different to those used in the rest of the battery industry. Materials are sourced differently, processed differently and have quite different impacts on the local environment to other battery types. We need to take the sustainability agenda seriously. How should we do […]

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Session 8: Flow battery trade association

In this session Patrick Clerens, of Clerens Consulting, will present the need for a flow battery trade association. An idea which the IFBF greatly supports. The need Batteries are an important part of the transition to clean energy. And different battery technologies have different applications; flow batteries are particularly suited to the urgent needed for […]

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Session 7: Manufacturing & production

We need to understand how flow batteries are made: it’s essential that manufacturers can produce batteries economically, so they are viable in the fiercely competitive world of energy storage. The session opens with Melanie Schröeder explaining Schmalz’s approach to materials and manufacturing. The session will continue with a discussion on methods of manufacture and production, and the […]

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Session 6: Markets & opportunities

A panel session to explore the opportunities and markets for flow battery sales around the world. Why does the grid need storage? Where do flow batteries fit this need? We will discuss opportunities for flow batteries in the British and European Markets, and emerging trends in energy storage markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the […]

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Session 5: Flow battery performance

This session starts with Adam Whitehead‘s review of the performance of the Invinity Flow System, describing how its performance has been validated and improved through an aggressive research, development and testing programme. Other presentations will include an assessment of using a flow battery to provide dynamic response and the performance of a vanadium / oxygen flow battery […]

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Welcome & introduction

Welcome to day 3. Anthony Price, Secretary of the IFBF, will review yesterday’s highlights and take a look at today’s final presentations.

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