NEW YORK American
Vanadium Corp. has submitted the plan of operations for its
Gibellini vanadium project to the U.S. Bureau of Land
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.
Columbia-based American Vanadium also has submitted a
reclamation plan to the Nevada Division of Environmental
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.