March 30, 2023: VanadiumCorp Resource, the Canadian mining and technology company, has chosen Quebec to build an initial test facility for the production of vanadium electrolytes for VRFB batteries, the firm announced on March 29.
Production should start in the fourth quarter of this year and the test facility is sufficient to supply 6.2MWh of VRFB storage annually, the firm said.
VanadiumCorp is buying manufacturing equipment for the facility at the Carrefour d’Innovation sur les matériaux de la MRC des Sources (CIMMS).
CIMMS provides technical support services to innovative mining, metals and eco-materials companies active in the area.
Contingent on sales, potential production at the CIMMS site can expand incrementally according to market needs using a modular production-line design — each module having a capacity of four million litres annually, each providing about 80MWh of VRFB storage per year.
VanadiumCorp and CIMMS have signed a cooperation agreement to produce more than two million litres a year of high-quality vanadium electrolyte.
Paul McGuigan (right), VanadiumCorp CEO, said the facility will help the firm plan production for the expanding global market for this key ingredient in long-duration VRFB batteries.