Search the site

Speaker Rebecca Gordon

Chief Executive Officer, CRU Consulting View profile

Speaker Will Ayre

Senior Consultant View profile

CRU hosted a webinar on vanadium and niobium on Thursday 22 February 2018.

The recent construction of the 100MW battery in South Australia has shown that the era of mass energy storage has arrived. Whilst the Tesla battery in Australia has been built using lithium-ion technology, a different type of battery – the Vanadium Redox Flow battery – potentially offers superior performance at scale.

The emergence of vanadium batteries could drive an increase in vanadium prices, pushing up costs for consumers such as the specialty steel sector.

This webinar discussed the possible implications of movements in the vanadium price and how this might impact demand for vanadium and substitutes such as niobium in the manufacture of specialty steel products.

Agenda:

  • Developing demand dynamics leading to increased requirements
  • Supply constraints from both policy controls and limited investment
  • CRU’s current view on stocks and prices
  • Looking forward, substitution potential creating opportunities and risks for both vanadium and niobium 
Register to gain access to the webinar recording

Speaker Rebecca Gordon

Chief Executive Officer, CRU Consulting View profile

Speaker Will Ayre

Senior Consultant View profile

The Latest from CRU

Insight

Future of Mount Isa copper smelter open to question

Glencore’s 300,000 t/y Mount Isa copper smelter in Queensland has been pegged to close in 2023. However, Glencore has pointed to extending the life of the operation to...

By Paul Wiggers de Vries 17 January 2020   
Topic: Copper

Spotlight feature

Copper Concentrates – Key Themes for 2020

Topic: Copper

Spotlight feature

CRU Fertilizers top ten calls for 2020

Topics: Nitrogen, Phosphates, Potassium, Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid