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See you next year!
With presentations about the large scale flow battery demonstrations from developers, including UET, Gildemeister, Sumitomo and Enstorage, this year's forum gave first class coverage of the world of flow batteries. REDT, who are installing a large demonstration flow battery in the Scottish Islands, brought their local focus to the meeting along with presentations by the University of Strathclyde on their work on flow batteries. We also heard about many new ideas for flow batteries, including copper redox, zinc/air flow batteries, hydrogen cerium, and iron / iron, and research into what could become the smallest flow battery for commercial use.
"Energy storage is the key" said Seonaid Vass, Director of Renewable Energy at Scottish Enterprise.
If you were unable to attend, you can purchase copies of the conference documentation. Paper copies of the IFBF proceedings will be available from early July and presentation material will be available from August.
The Energy Storage Research Network has agreed to support 8 UK students to attend IFBF 2015. Funding will cover registration and proven travel and accommodation costs, up to a maximum value. Student places will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
The meeting place for flow battery
developers, suppliers and users
IFBF 2015 is the sixth conference in this series. It will be a great opportunity for all those interested in flow battery research, development, manufacture, operation and commercialisation to meet and discuss almost everything about flow batteries.
Last year we visited the flow battery installation at Pellworm, an island off the north coast of Germany.
This year's industry visit to Power Networks Demonstration Centre, a facility operated by the University of Strathclyde, was well attended and we saw Lotte Chemical's zinc bromine battery as well as Offgrid Energy's hybrid diesel battery generator. Many thanks to both companies for making their equipment available for us to see on site.