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FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington – June 5, 2015: Strategic News Service (SNS) is proud to announce that Redflow has been selected as a 2015 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 13th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference.

Described by The Economist as “the best technology conference in the world,” FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, and many others.

FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their innovations and their potential to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at an exclusive investor reception at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

Redflow’s 5kW continuous/11kWh zinc-bromide battery module (ZBM) is designed to be integrated into electricity storage systems for a range of stationary applications.

The ZBM’s specific characteristics of daily deep charge and discharge capability mean it is ideal for storage and shifting of intermittent renewable energy, managing peak load on the grid as well as supporting off-grid (“island”) power systems. Redflow is one of the first companies to install fully operational and functional ZBMs into a range of stationary energy applications.

Redflow’s R&D center, located in Brisbane, Australia, is part of the company’s global presence, with offices located in the USA and the EU and manufacturing in North America. Its ZBM is manufactured by the global manufacturing company Flextronics, which provides scalable manufacturing capacity with rigorous change management.

“We are honored to be one of only a few technologies selected for such a prestigious event. Our technology has the potential to be truly disruptive in the energy storage market, and with the size of the opportunity already validated we are well placed to capitalize on this,” said Stuart Smith, Managing Director, CEO, and Company Secretary of Redflow.

“Like many others concerned about global warming and the requirements of building out new alternative energy sources, we at FiRe have recognized the dramatic requirement for grid-scale batteries. These will have unique characteristics suited to the maintenance, cost, and performance associated with mammoth scale.  We are delighted to present Redflow as one of our FiReStarter companies this year, with a solution for this problem that can help the planet with this critical project,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

Future in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges.

These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community. Now in its 13th year, FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

To register for FiRe 2015, go to and for more information on Redflow, go to         


Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first subscription-based online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive report covering technology and the global economy. Its subscribers include top managers at technology and finance companies across the globe, including Oracle, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Cisco, Intel, Google, British Telecom, SpaceX, Amazon, Telstra, and others.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe conference since 2003. FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, and conversations about them, producing an accurate portrait of the future; and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2015 will take place October 6-9, 2015, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. For more information and to register, go to

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