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




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 General Information


The eighth International Flow Battery Forum will be held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, England and will bring together all those interested in research, development, commercialisation and deployment of flow batteries.

There will be many networking opportunities including poster sessions, an evening reception and industry visit. 

Our programme this year includes presentations by representatives of redT, Sumitomo Electric Industries, PVH Storage, UniEnergy Technologies, Glex energy storage (formerly Gildemeister energy storage), Trumpf Huttinger, WhEST, Kemwatt, Volterion, IBM Research, Lockheed Martin, Rongke Power, Aramco, Showa Denko, Elestor and IFB Energie Nouvelles. Dr Jonathan Buston of the Health and Safety Laboratory will talk on battery safety.

We will hear expert opinion on the market and commercialisation of flow batteries in a panel session on the prospects for the flow battery industry and the need for longer duration energy storage, and a panel session on the supply chain issues for materials and components for flow batteries.

Delegates already registered come from a range of industries and business, as well as academic and independent research.  This year we welcome suppliers, developers and users of storage, not only large scale storage, but those interested in domestic, mobile and portable solutions.


For details of the timing of sessions please see the Conference Programme page

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

Evening: Networking reception sponsored by Oxkem

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - Conference Day 2   

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


The IFBF 2017 programme 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.

If you would like to join our mailing list please email us at:

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

2017 Organising committee:

Honorary Chairman:  Professor Maria Skyllas-Kazacos AM

Members:                  Bret Adams

                                  Veronique Amstutz

                                  Thomas Beyer

                                  Peter Fischer

                                  Robert Lynch

                                  Jens Noack

                                  Christina Roth      

                                  Christian Ruediger                                   

                                  Frieda Schieber

                                  Ian Whyte

                                  Huamin Zhang     

                                  Susanne Zils                                                                                                                                              

Industry Advisory Group:

                                 Aaron Blum

                                 Adam Whitehead

                                 Bruce Ebzery

                                 Scott McGregor

                                 Rick Winter

                                 Gary Yang   


Secretary                   Anthony Price 


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