Robert Friedland talks Vanadium


Legendary mining billionaire Mr. Robert Friedland, the 2017 Northern Miner’s Lifetime Achievement Award awardee, recently offered his thoughts regarding vanadium in this Northern Miner interview. Mr. Friedland said:


“We think there’s a revolution coming in vanadium redox flow batteries,” he says. “You’ll have to get into the mining business and produce ultra-pure vanadium electrolyte for those batteries on a massive scale.


We’re very deeply interested in how you store electrical energy in the grid.


The beauty of the vanadium redox battery is that you can charge and discharge it at the same time, something that can’t be done with a lithium battery. With a vanadium redox flow battery, you can put solar power and wind power into the battery, and you can put excess grid power into the battery at night, and at the same time you can have a stable output into the grid.”


Source: The Northern Miner accessed at-




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