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





Rongke Power.jpg


Potential Reactions

redT master logo screen.jpg

IFBF 2018 Website Banner.jpg

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 general call for papers is closed.

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

Oultine programme for 2018

Click here for the detailed conference programme:

Programme for day 1

Programme for day 2

Programme for day 3   

Monday 9th July 2018:

Introductory Seminar: (additional registration fee required) - will held at the SwissTech Convention Centre

08:30:  Registration

09:00: 12:00 Seminar

Vanitec's 4th Energy Storage Committee Meeting

12:30 - 18:00  Energy Storage Committee Meeting organised by Vanitec  in the Swiss Tech Convention Centre.  

Click here for further details and to register.  There is no cost to participate in the Vanitec meeting but advance registration is required.                                 

19:30: Evening reception and dinner

We are delighted to confirm that Vanitec are sponsoring the evening reception and dinner at the Gina Restaurant, a 2 minute walk from the SwissTech Convention Centre.  Please email: if would like to attend.  

Tuesday 10th July 2018 Conference Day 1

08:30: Registration opens, refreshments served

09:30: Conference opens

The IFBF conference dinner - Tuesday 10th July 2018

The conference dinner will be held at the Olympic Museum, at Ouchy on the shores on Lake Geneva. The best way to reach the museum is by metro from EPFL, to Flon, then the metro line 2 to Ouchy and the Olympic museum is a pleasant ten minute walk. Delegates will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the Museum. Please note that the museum will open at 18:00 so that delegates can enjoy a private viewing of the exhibitions before the reception and the dinner. The reception starts at 19:15 and the dinner at 20:15. The museum contains displays on the origin of the Olympic movement, the history of the venues and each of the games of the modern era as well as displays on the sports themselves. The evening drinks reception is supported by UET and Rongke Power and the evening dinner is sponsored by Solvay.  

Link here for the metro directions to the Museum.  Note if you are staying in Lausanne you can use transport free of charge with the Lausanne Transport Card.  This is given to any guest staying in Lausanne on arrival at their accommodation.  It is valid for the time you are staying in Lausanne and includes your departure.  Please see the following link for further information and additional benefits: 

Wednesday 11th July 2018 - Conference Day 2   

08:45: Session begins

Evening: Network Reception.  Following the success of last year we are pleased to announce that Oxkem are again sponsoring the evening network reception which will take place after the poster session in the exhibition area.

Thursday 12th July 2018 - Conference Day 3 

08:45: Session begins

16:30: Conference closes

Friday 13th July 2018 - Demonstration site visit 

Note: The industry visit is now fully booked and no longer available.

08:00:  Registration at the SwissTech Conference Center

08:30   Coach departure for transfer to Martigny

09:30:   Introduction

10:00 - 12:00: Visit to demonstration site

12:30    Light lunch

14:00:   Departure by coach from Martigny to Lausanne Main Railway Station and then to SwissTech Conference Centre (subject to demand).

Please note that we will make every effort to keep to these timings, but as coach travel is necessary, changes may be necessary because of traffic conditions.   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.


If you would like to join our mailing list please use the sidebar to the left or email us at:

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


2018 Conference
General Information
Conference Programme
Introductory Seminar
Call for Papers
Mini Papers
Conference Proceedings
Flow Battery Info
Standards for Flow Batteries
IFBF Archive
IFBF 2017
IFBF 2016
IFBF 2015
IFBF 2014
IFBF 2013
IFBF 2012
IFBF 2011
IFBF 2010
Join the IFBF
Mailing List
Privacy Notice
Contact Us
Flow Battery Info Join The IFBF Mailing List Contact Us