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Germany adopts Power Plant Safety Act – good news for the LDES sector

Germany adopts Power Plant Safety Act – good news for the LDES sector

17 July 2024: The German Federal Government will support long-duration energy storage (LDES) of 500 MW under its Power Plant Safety Act. The Act, coordinated with the European Commission, is part of Germany’s economic growth package and aims to:  Precisely, next to the 500 MW LDES that will be supported under the mechanism, 5 GW […]

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FBE co-signs joint statement on the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

FBE co-signs joint statement on the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

4 July 2024 Horizon 2020 supported the development of a smart European electricity grid, funding projects that focus on automation, energy storage integration and the adoption of renewable energy sources to aid the transition to a more sustainable energy system. This is a priority area for Europe and investment in energy storage technologies and integration […]

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Flow Batteries Europe’s presence at the IFBF 2024

Flow Batteries Europe’s presence at the IFBF 2024

2 July 2024: Last week in Glasgow, Flow Batteries Europe (FBE) successfully co-organised the 2024 edition of the International Flow Batteries Forum (IFBF), including a pre-conference workshop and defined its work priorities during its 8th General Assembly. 24 June 2024:  Pre-Conference Workshop on flow batteries On Monday, Flow Batteries Europe, together with the IFBF, kicked off […]

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Council of the EU adopts Net-Zero Industry Act

Council of the EU adopts Net-Zero Industry Act

30 May 2024: On 27 May 2024, the Council of the EU adopted the Net-Zero Industry Act. The new legislation aims to boost the EU’s key clean technologies manufacturing capacities and increase EU industry competitiveness and resilience.   NZIA aims to reach at least 40% of domestic manufacturing capacity in net-zero technologies to meet the EU’s […]

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Summary of Flow Batteries Europe’s Manifesto Webinar

Summary of Flow Batteries Europe’s Manifesto Webinar

28 May 2024: On May 21, 2024, Flow Batteries Europe hosted a pivotal webinar titled “Accelerating Europe’s Green Transition: The Crucial Role of Flow Batteries” in anticipation of the upcoming EU elections in June 2024. The event served as a platform for industry stakeholders and policymakers to engage in a comprehensive dialogue about the future […]

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Strategic Decision Webinar:                                 The Flow Batteries Working Group on Carbon Footprint Calculation 

Strategic Decision Webinar: The Flow Batteries Working Group on Carbon Footprint Calculation 

27 May 2024: Batteries Regulation imposes an obligation that every flow battery placed on the European market should have a Carbon Footprint Declaration, yet there is currently no common calculation methodology available. Learn about more about the Product Environmental Footprint. In light of this, Flow Batteries Europe (FBE) proposes to establish a working group on […]

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FBE presented at the event ‘Looking Ahead: Net Zero Technologies & PFAS’ 

FBE presented at the event ‘Looking Ahead: Net Zero Technologies & PFAS’ 

19 April 2024: In January 2023, five European national authorities proposed restricting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the European Commission, prompting the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to publish a dossier on banning around 10,000 PFASs used in various industries. This move could significantly impact key net-zero technologies crucial for the green transition, implying fundamental changes […]

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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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