Australian Vanadium Ltd‘s (AVL’s) vanadium electrolyte manufacturing facility has been completed in Perth’s northern suburbs (pictured), furthering the development of Australian battery supply chains.
Used in vanadium redox flow batteries considered suited to stationary facilities, the plant can produce up to 33MWh of high purity electrolyte per annum.
AVL will now qualify its production with battery manufacturers, as well as using it in battery projects being developed by its subsidiary VSUN Energy.
The project was supported by $3.69 million from the federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative and built by engineering company Primero Group.
AVL’s Chief Executive Officer Graham Arvidson said the project completed anther section of the company’s ‘pit to battery’ strategy.
Arvidson said: “Production of AVL’s first vanadium electrolyte will position the company to become a trusted supplier for battery projects in Australia and the wider region.”
The facility uses technology supplied by US Vanadium LLC.
Australian Vanadium advances redox flow battery manufacture
Picture: AVL/vanadium electrolyte manufacturing facility