The meeting place for flow battery developers,
suppliers and users
This year's IFBF will be the fifth conference in this series, providing the best opportunity for all those interested in flow battery research, development, manufacture, operation and commercialisation to meet and discuss this technology. As well as two days of conference presentations and discussions, there will also be a site visit to flow battery installations in North Germany.
IFBF 2013 was held in Dublin, Ireland. 140 Delegates enjoyed two days of conference presentations, discussions, networking, poster displays and the ever popular IFBF reception and dinner.
SGL Carbon hosted the evening reception in Trinity College Old Library, where delegates saw the Book of Kells. The Conference dinner, sponsored by UniEnergy Technologies was held in the Trinity College Dining Hall.
The Industry Visit following the conference saw the flow battery and asssociated wind turbine installed at the Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Copies of the mini papers are on sale now, and presentation materials will be available after mid August.
Registered delegates may download a copy of the presentation materials after 3 July from this website
|Delegates at the poster session
Delegates on the industry visit to Dundalk Institute of Technology
A visit to a flow battery installation
The International Flow Battery Forum in 2012 was held in Munich in June 2012. 140 delegates from 23 countries attended the meeting.
An Introductory Seminar was held before the main meeting led by Anthony Price of Swanbarton , and Ian Whyte of Potential Reactions.
A Plenary Meeting of the CENELEC Workshop Agreement for Flow Batteries was held on the morning of Monday 25th
of June 2012. Participants have access to the meeting materials through the collaboration tool.
Our sponsor, SGL Carbon, organised a visit to their facility at Meitingen on Thursday 28 June 2012.
Presentations and the book of conference papers are now available for purchase. Downloads and hard copies are available - see the IFBF Archive section, using the menu bar on the left or this link.
Vanadium Electrolyte Specification Discussion Paper
A discussion paper on the viability of developing a specification for Vanadium Electrolyte has been produced and reviewed by industry partners. The paper is now published and can be accessed via this link
Workshop Agreement for Flow Batteries
Work on Cenelec Workshop 05 "Flow Batteries" is now complete and the Workshop Agreement CW 50611:2013 has now been published. Copies may be obtained from OVE: please follow this link. Click on the side bar "Standards for flow batteries" for further details.
For further information on the Workshop Agreement please contact the secretariat for the workshop agreement, OVE Austria: email email@example.com or the the IFBF office info @ flowbatteryforum.com
A CENELEC Workshop Agreement is a route towards the development of international standards and especially suitable for emerging technologies where rapid agreement will bring early benefits.
Over the past 20 years, the interest in flow battery technology has grown, because of its potential for mass production of low cost, high performance energy storage system capable to be incorporated into large scale devices. As a result of this interest, the IFBF identified the need for a Workshop Agreement on Flow Batteries and has worked with the staff of CENELEC and a number of potential participants to develop the Workshop Agreement. This is intended to be a stepping stone towards a future European and/or international standard.
For more information click on "Standards for Flow Batteries" in the menu on the left.
The International Flow Battery Forum.
You can use this website to browse the programme for this year, and order copies of previous years proceedings by following the link to "IFBF Archive". Proceedings of this years conference will be made available to non delegates approximately one month after the Forum. Please use the menu sidebar to the left to navigate around the site.
The International Flow Battery Forum brings together developers, researchers and all those with an interest in flow batteries, with the intention to:
- raise the profile of flow batteries as a modern and effective means of electrical energy storage
- promote the latest developments in the science, technology and deployment of flow batteries
- encourage publication of peer reviewed conference papers on all aspects of flow battery technology and deployment
If you are interested- please join our mailing list, let us know what you would like to see in future meetings and join us in 2013.