AVL Federal Government grant funded project to accelerate long duration vanadium battery uptake in mining industry with new installation.
- IGO Limited (IGO) to trial vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) standalone power system (SPS) supplied by AVL subsidary VSUN Energy at its Nova Nickel Operation.
- The VRFB will be initially free issued to IGO, with ownership or rental options after 12 months.
- SPS will power a bore pump with a target of 100% renewable energy use.
- Optimisation of power for pumps is a key area of focus for VSUN Energy across mining and agricultural markets.
- Funded partly by an Australian Government grant, AVL will build a value-added vanadium electrolyte manufacturing plant in Kwinana, WA, capable of producing 33MWh of energy storage capacity for the VRFB sector.
- VSUN Energy, the renewable energy generation and storage subsidiary of AVL, is actively developing markets for VRFBs in Australian markets.
- AVL is developing the Australian Vanadium Project south of Meekatharra in Western Australia, the world’s next primary critical mineral vanadium mine for high-strength, low-alloy steel and energy storage.