The International Flow Battery Forum
IFBF 2017 27-29 June Manchester, England




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 Conference programme

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The conference will be held in the SwissTech Convention Center at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.   


The conference aims to educate, inform and provide discussion and networking on all aspects of flow batteries.  The programme will include keynote addresses, formal presentations, seminars and panel sessions and educational visit.  The programme covers a a wide range of topics include updates on new developments in flow batteries, flow battery materials, improvements in performance, flow battery operations including recent flow battery   operating experiences, flow battery applications, manufacturing and commercialisation, standards, safety and design.  All types of flow batteries will be considered, including large and small scale, stationary, transportable and mobile.

After the conference, there is an opportunity for conference delegates to visit the EPFL demonstration site at Martigny.  This demonstration site operates a vanadium flow battery and a hydrogen production facility as part of an ongoing research programme into smart grid and green technology concepts.  There will be an additional cost for this visit.  Martigny is approximately 1 h 30 minute by coach  from Lausanne.

The call for papers is open, and speakers from industry and research, commercial and educational are encouraged to participate.

The programmes from previous years are available using the links on the side bar. 

Preliminary programme for 2018

Monday 9th July 2018:

Introductory Seminar: (additional registration fee required)

08:30    Registration

09:00 - 12:00 Seminar

Tuesday 10th July 2018 Conference Day 1

09:00: Registration opens, refreshments served
10:00  Conference opens
Evening Network Reception 

Wednesday 11th July 2018 - Conference Day 2   

09:00 Session begins
 Evening: IFBF Evening Reception & Dinner

Thursday 12th July 2018 - Conference Day 3 

09:00 Session begins
16:30 Conference closes
Friday 13th July 2018 - Demonstration site visit
0800  transfer to Martigny
0930 Introduction
1000 - 1200 Visit to demonstration site
1400  - Departure
Please note that timings for the demonstration site visit have yet to be confirmed.  Delegates with travel arrangements who wish to attend the visit should plan travel taking these timings into account.  Delegates departing from Switzerland by air may wish to travel directly to their departure airport by train from Martigny railway station in order to safeguard their journey times.


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The organisers reserve the right to change or modify this programme.


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