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




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The conference will be based in Manchester, England.  

Venue details: Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England.

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Monday 26th June 2017:

Introductory Seminar: Separate registration required 

The introductory seminar will be held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England.

Tuesday 27th June 2017 Conference Day 1

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - Conference Day 2   

Evening: IFBF Dinner at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, sponsored by UET.

Thursday 29th June 2017 - Conference Day 3 

Evening: Industrial visit to visit Hyde's Brewery, sponsored by Vanitec.  Limited places available.  Please confirm your booking by emailing:

Friday 30th June 2017 

Delegates of the IFBF are invited to take part in the 2nd Vanitec Energy Storage Committee (ESC) meeting from 08:00 to 13:00 with lunch provided from 13:00 - 14:00. There is no cost to participate in the meeting, but advance registration is required.  The Vanitec meeting will be held at the IFBF venue: the Mercure Manchester Piccadily Hotel.


Sessions to 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, Safety and design.

Our programme this year includes 3 keynote presentations.

We are delighted to welcome Maria Skyllas-Kazacos to introduce our conference.  Professor Skyllas-Kazacos, of the university of South Wales is well known for her pioneering work in the development of vanadium flow battery and her work has led to much of todays exciting developments.

Professor Michael Aziz, of Harvard University has researched many exciting and novel types of flow batteries.  He is well known for his expert knowledge of energy systems and his insight into the important links between innovation and commercial development.

Huamin Zhang has led the research team at the Dalian Institution of Chemical Physics in its work on flow batteries, Professor Zhang has been instrumental in the design and development of vanadium, zinc and other flow batteries.

Our programme also includes presentations for flow battery manufacturers and developers and an industry panel session on flow battery markets and commercialisation.  

Selected poster presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their work to the forum prior to the poster session.

This year will be incorporating selected authors to give extended presentations or authors to provide presentations for panel sessions and poster presentations.

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

Poster session with selected poster authors presenting their work.

Industry Visit - Venue and location to be confirmed.

There will be panel and discussion sessions during the conference.

We appreciate that delegates wish to know timings in order to confirm flights and hotel bookings. We will supply further details once we have finalised the programme.

The organisers reserve the right to change or modify this programme.  All timings are approximate and are published here to assist delegates with their outline planning. 


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