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Spanish EU Presidency set to emphasise risk of over-dependency on Chinese batteries

Spanish EU Presidency set to emphasise risk of over-dependency on Chinese batteries

18 September 2023: When EU leaders meet in Granada on the 5th of October 2023, the EU’s battery policy will be high on the agenda. According to a leaked paper held by Reuters, the Spanish presidency of the Council of Europe is set to emphasise the danger of over-reliance on lithium-ion battery and fuel cell […]

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State of the European Union address

State of the European Union address

13 September 2023: Today, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her annual State of the European Union address, emphasising the need for the Parliament to “finish the job’’ before the upcoming elections of June 2024. Whilst described as “the centrepiece of [the European Union’s] economy”, the next phase of the European Green Deal received […]

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The EU’s industrial policy on batteries

The EU’s industrial policy on batteries

31 August 2023: In June 2023 the European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a special report titled “The EU’s Industrial Policy on Batteries – New Strategic Impetus Needed.” The document emphasised the significance of batteries in facilitating the clean energy transition and enhancing the competitiveness of the automotive sector. We wish to comment on the […]

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As the Batteries Regulation comes into force, the clock starts ticking

As the Batteries Regulation comes into force, the clock starts ticking

17 August 2023: In a historic move toward a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future, the long-awaited Batteries Regulation has officially been enacted today. With its sights set on revolutionising battery production and management, this regulation holds immense promise for reshaping the landscape of energy storage and minimizing environmental impact. The existing Batteries Directive (2006/66/EC) […]

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Join FBE Team as a Policy Assistant

Join FBE Team as a Policy Assistant

Flow Batteries Europe is hiring a Policy Assistant for a six months internship. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2023.  This internship within Flow Batteries Europe offers a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience in European Union (EU) affairs, specifically in the fields advocacy, energy and environment. Besides learning about flow batteries and […]

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Flow Batteries Europe activities during the IFBF 2023

Flow Batteries Europe activities during the IFBF 2023

From 26 – 29 June 2023 in Prague, Flow Batteries Europe successfully co-organised this year’s edition of the International Flow Batteries Forum (IFBF), including a pre-conference workshop and defined its work priorities during its 6th General Assembly. 26 June 2023: Pre-Conference Workshop Flow Batteries Europe co-organised a workshop with the IFBF on the EU Batteries […]

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Net-Zero Industry Act: Our joint reaction in response to Mr. Ehler’s report

Net-Zero Industry Act: Our joint reaction in response to Mr. Ehler’s report

On 14 June 2023, Flow Batteries Europe and other leading European associations representing strategic net-zero technologies published a joint reaction to raise immediate concerns over the significant change of direction the draft report of Rapporteur Ehler suggests for the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA). The prominent European organisations endorsing this statement include SolarPower Europe, WindEurope, […]

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Flow Batteries Europe Releases 2022 Activity Report, Showcasing Remarkable Achievements

Flow Batteries Europe Releases 2022 Activity Report, Showcasing Remarkable Achievements

June 8, 2023  Flow Batteries Europe (FBE) has released its highly anticipated 2022 Activity Report, unveiling a year of remarkable accomplishments and advancements in the field.   The report covers the successful year which FBE has achieved in helping to increase interest in energy storage and flow batteries in particular.  Over the last year, FBE […]

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IFBF conference: 27 – 29 June 2023

IFBF conference: 27 – 29 June 2023

Flow Batteries Europe is supporting the 2023 edition of the International Flow Battery Forum conference taking place on 27-29 June in Prague. The IFBF conference is the leading event for the flow battery community: every year it gathers more than 250 delegates to discuss the most recent developments in the science, technology and commercialisation of […]

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