NEW YORK American Vanadium Corp. has submitted the plan of operations for its Gibellini vanadium project to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The submission, if determined complete, will kick-start the National Environmental Policy Act review process for the Nevada project, which is expected to produce 11.4 million pounds of vanadium pentoxide annually at a cost of $4.11 per pound.
The plan incorporates numerous outputs for high-purity vanadium products for the titanium alloying industry, as well as electrolyte for the vanadium flow battery market, the company said. It also includes a micro-grid design using solar power and a vanadium flow battery that can power the mine off-grid.
Vancouver, British Columbia-based American Vanadium also has submitted a reclamation plan to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
The company has said in the past that it expects the project to start up in 2015 (amm.com, July 16), making it the only operating vanadium mine in the United States.