This seminar is an introduction to electrical energy storage flow batteries and provides a background understanding on the need for energy storage on power systems market opportunities, while also covering the important technical and commercial aspects of flow battery design, manufacture and operation. This essential information allows delegates to engage successfully with the range of topics at the IFBF.

VenueInterContinental Hotel Dusseldorf, Königsallee 59, 40215 Düsseldorf, Germany

Time: The seminar will be in the afternoon and times will be confirmed in early 2020.

The half-day introductory seminar covers the following topics:
  • An introduction to electrical energy storage
    • Energy storage for grid and non-grid applications
    • Classification and overview of electrical energy storage technologies
    • Key issues for electrical energy storage:
      • Renewable generation
      • Energy trading
      • Commercial operation
      • Applications for long duration energy storage
      • Deployment status of flow batteries
      • Key commercial issues for the flow battery industry
  • Flow battery theory
    • Primary and secondary batteries, conventional and flow batteries and fuel cells
    • Electrical chemical design, monopolar and bipolar cells
    • Flow battery chemistries: choice of couples, couples in development
    • Key electrochemical characteristics and performance of flow batteries, cell voltage, current density, cell resistance, side reactions
  • Flow battery design, scale up and manufacture
    • Cell design issues: flow distribution, current collection
  • System design: pumps and ancillary systems
    • Choice of materials electrodes, separators/membrane, manufacturing processes
  • Power conversion
    • Electrolyte conditioning and battery management
    • Materials supply chain issues
    • Flow battery operation and performance