The seventh International Flow Battery Forum in Karlsruhe, Germany, brought together all who are interested in the research, development, commercialisation and deployment of flow batteries. A total of 222 delegates from 44 companies and 22 countries attended.
The 2016 meeting included an industry day for manufacturers, developers, users and investors to address the specific issues relating to the market opportunities for flow batteries and long duration energy storage in the increasingly competitive energy storage market place. Delegates also visited Fraunhofer ICT.
Our host sponsor for 2016 was Fraunhofer ICT. We visited their flow battery installation on the hills at the edge of the Black Forest on the industry day of the IFBF.
Monday 6th June (optional introductory seminar on flow battery essentials).
Conference Day 1 Tuesday 7th June: Industry day commercialization, marketing, financing and operational experience for flow battery development with invited presentations and discussion sessions, with a visit to the new flow battery installation at Fraunhofer ICT.
As well as the visit to their flow battery at Fraunhofer, we enjoyed Fraunhofer's evening reception and barbeque. With good food, beer and wine and time for networking with colleagues from the battery world. Certainly an evening not to be missed.
We thank Fraunhofer for organising their evening industry visit and reception.
Conference Days 2 & 3 Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June: Scientific, technical and commercial papers on flow battery research, development, demonstration and deployment. Including a conference evening reception & dinner on Wednesday 8th June.
The evening reception/dinner was held at the Scheibenhardt Restaurant at the Scheibenhardt Golf Club, a former hunting lodge on the outskirts of Ettlingen,
We would like to thank UniEnergyTechnologies once again for supporting the conference evening dinner.
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