Mining firm Australian Vanadium is celebrating this week after achieving two milestones in its energy storage strategy.
The company has produced its first batch of vanadium catholyte from the pilot plant it installed last year at the University of Western Australia.
The catholyte is vanadium redox battery (VRB) ready.
It’s the latest development in the company’s progress as it looks to develop both stand-alone and mine attached vanadium electrolyte production capabilities.
The company is planning to test the electrolyte at the pilot plant as the company gears itself up to sell the material to third party VRB makers in Australia, the Pacific and Asia.
Following further tests the company will begin plans for a larger commercial plant.
AVL is advancing the development of its 100%-owned Gabanintha Vanadium project. It has also begun exploration at its newly bought 50.03% owned Blesberg lithium-tantalum project located in South Africa.