2021 VRFB News

Plans for Australia’s first vanadium electrolyte manufacturing facility move forward
PV Magazine - 29 September 2021
In July, AVL was awarded a $3.69 million federal government grant which it says will allow it to design, build and operate a $7.4 million commercial vanadium battery electrolyte plant as well as develop vanadium redox flow battery prototypes for both off-grid and residential settings. Conditions of the grant dictate the manufacturing project must be fully completed by March 31, 2024. Read More
Australian Vanadium (ASX:AVL) awards contract for vanadium electrolyte plant
The Market Herald - 27 September 2021
Australian Vanadium (AVL) has appointed WA engineering group, Primero, for the stage one construction of its vanadium electrolyte manufacturing plant. Primero will analyse the plant design and layouts and make sure it aligns with Australian standards. The plant will be the first of its kind in Australia and will initially be able to produce 33 megawatts per hour of vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) storage. Read More
Long-duration flow battery tech wins DOE funding
PV Magazine - 24 September 2021
Four research and development projects earned investment from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its Long Duration Storage Shot. Selected projects are working to improve flow battery manufacturing processes for individual components, and will be integrated into a prototype system with mid-sized capacity for grid and industrial applications. Read More
Vanadium: Pangang enters the vanadium redox battery space
Roskill - 16 Septmber 2021
On 10 September, Pangang Vanadium & Titanium and Dalian Bolong New Materials (BNM) signed a strategic cooperation agreement to develop and promote vanadium redox battery (VRB) technology in China. The companies will engage on products and services, production cooperation, platform building, market expansion, technical and capital cooperation. Read More

 

 
 
 
 
VSUN reveals redox flow battery tech in Australia
PV Magazine - 3 September 2021
VSUN, a subsidiary of Perth-based mining company Australian Vanadium Ltd. (AVL), has confirmed that the first three VRFBs supplied by V-Flow Tech will arrive in Fremantle later this month. VSUN said the vanadium electrolyte required for the 5 kW/30 kWh VRFBs has been sourced and will be installed when the batteries arrive in Australia. Read More
Work begins on 100 MW/500 MWh vanadium flow battery in China
PV Magazine - 3 September 2021
Vanadium redox battery provider VRB Energy, which is majority-owned by Canada-based metals exploration company High Power Exploration Inc (HPX), has begun construction on a 100 MW/500 MWh vanadium flow battery in Xiangyang, in China's Hubei province. Read More
TNG locks in Malaysian partner for green hydrogen production in Australia
Small CAPS - 3 September 2021
Mineral technology company TNG Limited (ASX: TNG) has signed a project development agreement with Malaysia’s AGV Energy and Technology to “jointly and exclusively” develop green hydrogen projects in Australia. This follows the preliminary agreement signed in June which laid the framework for the two companies to develop vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) and hydrogen technology. Read More
US Vanadium and CellCube partner on flow battery electrolyte production ramp up in Arkansas
Energy Storage News - 3 September 2021
US Vanadium said yesterday that it will be working in partnership with Austria-headquartered VRFB maker CellCube to develop the expanded production capacity at Hot Springs. The partnership comes off the back of a recent order US Vanadium received from CellCube for 580,000 litres of electrolyte to be used in a 8MWh VRFB system. Read More
Australian Vanadium subsidiary to install three vanadium redox flow batteries in Australia
Proactive - 2 September
Australian Vanadium Ltd’s (ASX:AVL) 100%-owned renewable energy and energy storage subsidiary VSUN Energy will receive three 5kW/30kWh VRFBs (vanadium redox flow batteries) from Singaporean manufacturer V-Flow Tech Pte Ltd. The batteries are due to arrive in Fremantle during September. AVL and VSUN Energy have previously signed a Memorandum of Understanding with V-Flow for vanadium pentoxide offtake, vanadium electrolyte supply, VRFB sales, installation, service and maintenance. Read More
Vanadium-manganese redox dual-flow battery to store power, generate hydrogen
PV Magazine - 31 August 2021
Conceived by Swiss researchers, the battery shows good stability over 50 cycles, with an average energy efficiency of 68% and a water-splitting voltage efficiency of 64.1%. According to its creators, the device produces pure hydrogen that only needs to be dried and compressed for optimal storage. Read More
 
 
 
 
 
 
VRB Energy’s vanadium flow battery to be used as evaluation tool for Chinese government
Energy Storage News - 15 July 2021 Vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturer VRB Energy will supply a 500kWh energy storage system to a Chinese government scientific facility with the potential that it will be used to help develop the country’s decarbonisation policies. Mineral exploration and resource development company Sparton Resources, an investor and owner of a minority stake in VRB Energy, announced yesterday that the China State Power Corporation has chosen to install the system at its National Photovoltaic and Energy Demonstration Experimental Center in Daqing, northeast China. Read More
Adding value to Australia’s historically underutilised battery proposition
PV Magazine - 6 July 2021
To truly seize on the opportunity afforded by the imminent battery boom, Australia needs to look beyond its historic role as a supplier of raw materials and broaden the horizons by adding value with downstream products and manufacturing, according to a recent Future Battery Industries report. Pv magazine Australia caught up with Vincent Algar, managing director of Australian Vanadium Limited – a company operating in this promising yet thorny realm. Read More
Vanadium flow battery player VRB gets US$24m investment from Thai renewables company BCPG
Energy Storage News - 5 July 2021
Thailand-headquartered renewable energy group BCPG will invest US$24 million into vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) manufacturer VRB Energy, aimed at accelerating VRB’s utility-scale VRFB business. Read More
Energy Storage News - 28 June 2021
Growth in renewables and corresponding market pricing is the key driver for the commercialisation and global adoption for vanadium flow batteries (VFBs) and an important reason why we will see further growth for this technology over the years to come, says Ed Porter of Invinity Energy Systems. Read More

 

Switch on for grid-scale battery storage system
The Engineer - 23 June 2021
The UK’s first grid-scale battery storage system connected directly to the transmission-network has been activated as part of the £41m Energy Superhub Oxford (ESO) project. The government-backed project, led by Pivot Power, is said to integrate energy storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging, low carbon heating and smart energy management technologies in efforts to decarbonise Oxford by 2040. The system is the first to go live as part of Pivot Power’s plans to deploy up to 40 similar sites throughout the UK. Read More
TNG to develop vanadium redox flow batteries in Malaysian green energy collaboration
Small Caps - 21 June 2021
Resource and mineral processing technology company TNG Limited (ASX: TNG) has inked a deal to work with Malaysian green energy company AGV Energy & Technology to develop vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) and hydrogen technology. Read More
Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals begins building flow battery electrolyte plant in South Africa
Energy Storage News - 15 June 2021
Bushveld said on 9 June that it has begun construction of its 200MWh electrolyte manufacturing plant, which it is expecting to commission in the second half of next year. Environmental permits and safety risk assessments were conducted during the first quarter of 2021. Installation of plant equipment is planned to take place in Q3 2021. Read More
Largo Resources bets on a vanadium battery life that lasts forever
BNN Bloomerg - 11 June 2021
Paulo Misk, CEO of Largo Resources, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the growth of the long-duration electric batter market and why Largo Resources is making the pivot to clean energy. Read More
Largo says vanadium for energy storage worth twice as much as for steel production at ‘Battery Day
Energy Storage News - 11 June 2021
Largo Resources has decided that the market for long-duration energy storage will be a high value opportunity and held a ‘Battery Day’ this week to highlight its strategies for entering the global vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) energy storage business. Read More
Largo Resources aiming to capture 3% of clean energy storage market by 2025
Mining.com - 9 June 2021
Integrated vanadium producer Largo Resources is charting a course towards capturing 3% or about 1,400 megawatt-hours of the long-duration energy storage battery market by 2025, company executives said during the company’s first ‘battery day’ presentation this week. Read More
Turning the tide with vanadium flow batteries
Engineer Live - 9 June 2021
Matt Harper (Chief Commercial Officer - Invinity) reveals how vanadium flow batteries unlock the potential of tidal power and green hydrogen. Read More
Vanadium Batteries Could Be Future of Energy Storage
MiningNewaWire - 7 June 2021
At the beginning of the year, the California Energy Commission announced that it would be setting aside $20 million to be used to finance research projects for long-duration energy storage. The aim was to establish a clear understanding of the part long-duration energy storage could play in meeting the mandates to decarbonize the state’s electricity sector in 20 years. The solicitation didn’t include lithium-ion batteries. The commission chose a quartet of energy storage projects from Invinity Energy Systems Plc, which is based in the United Kingdom and North America. Read More
 
Vanadium continues to support circular economy adoption, says Bushveld Minerals
Mining Weekly - 31 May 2021
Vanadium batteries continue to support the world’s adoption of a circular economy by providing a sustainable, safe and low-cost energy option with a lifecycle of more than 20 years. Over its lifespan, vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) technology offers the lowest cost per kilowatt-hour stored, says integrated vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo, who adds that the vanadium chemistry of the battery is also fully reusable and recyclable at the end of project life. Read More
VIDEO: How far off are we from viable long-duration energy storage?
Energy Storage News - 27 May 2021
The Energy Storage Summit USA returns on 23-24 March 2022 in a live format! It will continue to foster and accelerate investment and deployment of energy storage globally. Through informative panel sessions and case studies from leading industry figures, networking roundtables and private workshop sessions. We will also see the return of the exhibition hall where you can explore the innovative solutions and products available within the industry and exchange business ideas. Read More
Around The World With StorEn, Riding A Vanadium Flow
Innovate Long Island - 25 May 2021
StorEn Technologies is speeding toward commercialization of its vanadium-flow battery tech, conceived and created by a team of immigrant scientists: CEO Carlo Brovero, CTO Angelo D’Anzi, Senior Engineers Gianluca Piraccini and Maurizio Tappi and advisor Gabriele Colombo are all Italian nationals who pursued their vanadium-flow dreams to America. Read More
Invinity signs grid-scale flow battery development deal with Siemens
Energy Storage Publishing - 21 May 2021
Invinity Energy Nexus, an Invinity subsidiary, has entered into a two-year joint development and commercialisation agreement (JDCA) with Gamesa Electric, a subsidiary of Spain’s Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The agreement will see the development of a grid-scale vanadium flow battery, based on Invinity's technology and incorporating Gamesa Electric's power conversion systems. Read More
Flow Batteries Keep The Energy Flowing
CleanTechnica - 28 May 2021
The U.S. Department of Energy has just taken a big step toward America having an emissions-free economy by 2050 by setting aside $20 million for flow battery manufacturability. The government’s decision to set aside money for flow battery manufacturability, along with the positive comments from Secretary Granholm, indicates a dedication within the U.S. government to longer lasting, more environmentally friendly batteries like vanadium flow batteries.  Read More
TNG signs deal to commercialise vanadium redox flow batteries using output from Mount Peake project
Smallcaps.com - 13 April 2021
Perth-based resource and mineral processing technology company TNG (ASX: TNG) has moved closer to delivering its green energy strategy with the execution of an agreement for an incorporated joint venture with leading Singapore-based battery technology development company V-Flow Tech. Read More
Vanadium producer Bushveld invests in scale up of Enerox flow battery manufacturing
Energy Storage News - 6 April 2021
South African vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals is investing US$7.5 million in vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) energy storage company Enerox, which is planning to scale up its manufacturing capabilities. Read More
Vanadium Redox Flow Battery: What’s Next in Renewable Energy
Grit Daily - 4 April 2020
By 2025, the global market for renewable energy will reach $1.5 trillion.  That is major growth from where the industry was in 2019, when solar and wind energy generated $18.7 billion and $14 billion in respective investments.  In that year, renewable energy powered millions of homes and hundreds of thousands of jobs, a figure likely to grow as the market does. Let’s take a deeper look at renewable energy solutions which include the vanadium redox flow battery. Read More
US Secretary of Energy: ‘Flow batteries are good for grid storage’
Energy Storage News - 18 March 2021
US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said yesterday that flow batteries are “good for grid storage” as her Department of Energy (DoE) announced funding to support domestic manufacturing for the energy storage technology. Read More
Growing VRFB applications to boost China's V demand
Argus - 17 March 2021
China's aim to accelerate a transition to lower energy consumption and to stimulate demand for renewable energy and energy storage products during its 14th five-year economic plan for 2021-25 has prompted many companies to develop new VRFB projects. Read More
U.S. Vanadium Successfully Recycles Electrolyte from Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries at a 97% Recovery Rate
2 News - 16 March 2021
U.S. Vanadium is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated the ability to recycle the liquid electrolyte used in Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (“VRFB”), a rapidly growing commercial technology that promises to enable intermittent renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind to provide power on a round-the-clock basis. Read More
VRB Energy announces agreement for China’s largest solar battery; a 100MW solar & storage project in Hubei Province
Intrado Globenewswire - 15 March 2021
VRB Energy Chairman Robert Friedland and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mianyan Huang are pleased to announce a framework agreement for a 100 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) and 100MW / 500MWh vanadium flow battery integrated power station project in Xiangyang, Hubei Province. Read More
Technology Metals Australia higher on signing key MoU with Japanese VRFB electrolyte company

Proactive - 15 March 2021
The MoU will investigate applying proprietary processing technology to extract vanadium and other metals from various Gabanintha waste streams as well as the opportunity to use proprietary technology to manufacture VRFB electrolyte in Western Australia. Read More

Return of the redox battery
The Hindu Business Line – 28 February 2021
In India, scientists have begun making redox flow batteries in labs. Anil Verma, professor at IIT-Delhi, has developed a 0.5-kW redox flow battery and installed it as a mobile and laptop charging station, to collect data for further research. He told Quantum that starting afresh is not like reinventing the wheel, because no matter how advanced redox flow technology is, challenges exist. “The technology has great potential and more research is required,” he said, adding that his team has come up with a market-ready redox battery of improved performance and lower cost. He also stressed that India should have indigenous capabilities. Read More
Tuning electrode surfaces to optimize solar fuel production
EruelAlert - 18 February 2021
Scientists have demonstrated that modifying the topmost layer of atoms on the surface of electrodes can have a remarkable impact on the activity of solar water splitting. As they reported in Nature Energy on Feb. 18, bismuth vanadate electrodes with more bismuth on the surface (relative to vanadium) generate higher amounts of electrical current when they absorb energy from sunlight. Read More
Vanadium Flow Battery Manufacturer StorEn Technologies Is Selected for Use at the University of Calgary’s Laboratory
PR Underground - 17 February 2021
StorEn Technologies Inc., a Client of the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University, is pleased to announce that The University of Calgary selected StorEn to supply one vanadium flow battery for their energy storage laboratory, which is headed by Professor Ted Roberts. Read More
Revisiting Vanadium Flow Batteries for Ship Propulsion
The Maritime Executive - 7 February 2021
In July 2019, Maritime Executive carried a commentary suggesting possible application of vanadium flow batteries for vessel propulsion. More recently, companies from Germany and the Netherlands have expressed in further developing vanadium flow battery technology for large vehicle propulsion applications. Their interest offers the possibility of an expanded system involving several modes of large transportation vehicles. Read More
How battery tech is changing the renewable energy market
Value Walk - 3 February 2021
In 2019, renewable energy powered the equivalent of 43.5 million homes in America. The biggest renewable sources, wind and solar, generated hundreds of thousands of jobs and over $10 billion in investments each. By 2025, renewable energy worldwide is predicted to become a $1.5 trillion dollar industry, incredible growth in such a short period of time. Read More
Hybrid electrodes for cheaper redox flow batteries
PV Magazine - 1 February 2021
UK researchers have used standard carbon paper electrodes modified with electrophoretically deposited nitrogen-doped graphene (N-G) to improve the electrochemical performance of hybrid redox flow cells utilized in redox flow batteries. According to their findings, these electrodes are capable of meeting the harsh electrochemical requirements for these HRFCs and offer enhanced performance and operability. Read More
European scientists want to develop hybrid vanadium redox flow battery with supercapacitor
PV Magazine - 22 January 2021
European scientists are designing a new type of redox flow storage system aimed at flexibly balancing power grids in the event of critical conditions. Funded by the EU, the research project is being coordinated by the Landshut University of Applied Sciences and runs until 2023. In the HyFlow research project, 11 partners from seven European countries have come together to develop a hybrid redox flow storage system that can cover both high performance and energy requirements. To do this, the scientists want to combine a high-performance vanadium redox flow battery with a supercapacitor. Read More
Growing interest from battery sector is driving vanadium demand growth
Energy Storage News -21 January 2021
Vertically-integrated vanadium mining, production and supply company Largo Resources wants to launch its own vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) onto the market within a year-and-a-half, predicting that the technology will play a “critical role” in addressing significant demand for energy storage. Read More
The best redox flow battery tech
PV Magazine - 20 January 2021
ReseaHow battery tech is changing the renewable energy marketrchers from the University of Burgos in Spain, Italy's University of Padua, Finland's Aalto University, the University of West Bohemia Pilsen in Czechia, and the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA) have conducted a comprehensive analysis of all redox flow battery (RFB) and hybrid RFP technologies. They argue that these technologies are promising alternatives to lithium-ion technologies in stationary storage applications. Read More
IIT-Delhi installs environment-friendly charging station
The New Indian Express - 19 January 2021
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institue of Technology (IIT) Delhi has inaugurated an environment friendly and high durable Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) based Charging Station for Electronic Devices in the campus on Monday. It can charge electronic devices like mobile phone, laptop, portable chargers, mobile banks, tablets and others. Read More
Multinational trio begin work on new vanadium redox flow battery system
ShipInsight - 11 January 2021
A consortium from Canada, Germany and the Netherlands has been formed with a view to allow commercially development work for the first phase of key design and engineering of next-generation vanadium redox flow-battery systems (“VRFB Battery”) for marine propulsion applications. Read More
Australian Vanadium subsidiary engages WA consultancy for VRFB design work
Proactive - 6 January 2021
Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX:AVL) (OTCMKTS:ATVVF) (FRA:JT71) subsidiary VSUN Energy has engaged CADDS Group to undertake local design and consultancy for its 5kW/30kWh residential Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB), which recently arrived from China. Read More
VanadiumCorp Resources forms trilateral partnership to commercialize vanadium redox flow-battery systems for the shipping industry
Proactive - 06 January 2021
VanadiumCorp Resource Inc (CVE:VRB) (OTCQB:APAFF) announced Wednesday that it has entered into a trilateral partnership to commercially develop next-generation vanadium redox flow-battery technology for marine vessels. Read More