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Accelerating Europe’s Green Transition: The Crucial Role of Flow Batteries

Accelerating Europe’s Green Transition: The Crucial Role of Flow Batteries

11 April 2024: As we approach the European elections and a new legislative term, our FBE Manifesto highlights 4 key EU policy goals and presents opportunities for a seamless transition to climate neutrality.   The EU faces significant hurdles in achieving its decarbonisation targets outlined in the European Green Deal. Reliable energy storage, especially LDES, is […]

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Less than 3 months to go until the International Flow Battery Forum

Less than 3 months to go until the International Flow Battery Forum

3 April 2024 The IFBF 2024 is fast approaching which is scheduled from 25-27 June 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland. The event features a conference and exhibition which cover the latest innovations, policy updates and market challenges for the development of the flow battery sector. Business leaders, policy makers, developers and researchers will share information and […]

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Flow Batteries Europe: Activity Report 2023

Flow Batteries Europe: Activity Report 2023

26 March 2024: The Flow Batteries Europe: Activity Report 2023 is now out!  The report provides an overview of our activities in 2023, which includes our advocacy work, visibility and events, as well as our working programme.   This review of our work in 2023 highlights our achievements, records our successes, and looks forward to […]

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A change of direction is needed for Germany’s Power Plant Strategy

A change of direction is needed for Germany’s Power Plant Strategy

13 March 2024: In February, the German government reached an agreement on the Power Plant Strategy with the aim of creating state support mechanisms for newly built gas power plants. Nearly €44 billion in subsidies are set to support the cause of ensuring that enough electricity is generated “when there is little sun and wind,” […]

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Technology Innovation Survey

Technology Innovation Survey

12 March 2024: Transitioning toward a carbon-neutral society requires innovative solutions to store renewable energy. Since flow batteries form part of this sustainable pathway, monitoring the technological development of the sector is an important aspect of further integrating flow batteries in the energetic transition.  FBE Technology Committee has developed the Technology Innovation Survey for flow […]

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The new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda for batteries

The new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda for batteries

27 February 2024: Last week, Batteries European Partnership Association (BEPA) released the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The SRIA is the result of strategic alignment among all battery stakeholders in Europe, organised within Batteries Europe & BEPA’s working groups. Under BEPA, a system of expert working groups has been set up to channel inputs from the […]

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EU’s 2040 Climate Target

EU’s 2040 Climate Target

15 February 2024: FBE welcomes the Commission’s recommended target for 2040: a 90% net GHG emission reduction compared to 1990 levels. We endorse the statement that Europe should lead in developing the clean technology markets of the future. Ambitious electrification is at the heart of the Europe’s green transition. The Commission asses that the share […]

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The Parliament and Council have reached provisional agreements on two pivotal pieces of legislation: NZIA and STEP 

The Parliament and Council have reached provisional agreements on two pivotal pieces of legislation: NZIA and STEP 

09 February 2024: The European Parliament and Council have reached provisional agreements on two key legislations aimed at reinforcing the EU’s green and technological ambitions: the Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) and the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP). The agreements were reached on February 6 and 7, respectively. Flow Batteries Europe (FBE) welcomes political consensus […]

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Policy overview & topics not to miss in 2024

Policy overview & topics not to miss in 2024

30 January 2024: FBE recently published a policy overview document that covers topics not to miss in 2024. In 2024, Europe’s agenda will be dominated by the European Parliamentary elections scheduled for June. However, many energy and environmental policy topics still need to be finalised, implemented, and strategically navigated to ensure a sustainable and forward-looking […]

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