Most national energy policies in recent years have been based on balancing the three parts of the energy trilemma: security of supply, economy of energy supply and sustainability. Only six months ago, with the message of COP26 fresh in our ears, we focussed on sustainability. It is therefore entirely appropriate to welcome Jim Stover, from VRB, to talk to the IFBF this summer about the role of flow batteries in delivering carbon neutrality.
But the world is now different, and we must look at the other two parts of the energy trilemma: achieving energy economy and security of energy supply. We have invited Magdalena Neidhart from Cellcube to present her analysis of the lifetime energy storage cost of flow batteries. We will need GW and GWh of flow batteries to back up our power systems and ensure security of supply; we will hear from our colleagues at Invinity and Elestor how they are planning to increase production to meet demand.
There are still plenty of sponsorship opportunities available but thank you to Vanevo, Mersen, Scribner and AGC for their early commitment. More details about sponsorship and exhibition packages are available here.
If you want to benefit from the early-bird discounts on tickets, then you must register by 29 April 2022. Please note that the IFBF is not arranging accommodation for the event but details of good hotels, located near to the venue, are available via the registration site.