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Sat 21:21

This is why Fire Captain Matthew Paiss of Energy Response Solutions confirms that ONLY VRFB batteries are safe from fire:-

I quote:-

"Vanadium flow battery systems offer significant safety advantages relative to li-ion in
the areas of short-circuit fault, arc-flash / blast, “stranded” energy, fire suppression,
and deflagration. "
Sat 21:10

This one is the Fluence/APS 2MW Lithium-ion battery at Surprise in Arizona, installed in November 2016.
Sat 20:43

I hope nobody dies as a result of this one, we've been lucky so far but this might be the time that we're not.

This is why VRFB's are better - they cannot explode or burn.
Sat 17:32

Pdub - indeed has been somewhat behind the curve compared with what we have seen here:-

eg 22 March 2019 - V2O5 $/lb

TBP Min $13.24 , Max $14.5 China $15.9 , Europe $16.4

If our sources are showing that the Vanadium price is moving up then sorry mick-b you have missed the boat if you are still quoting

I like the guys at though, they are doing their best.
Sat 13:57

Indeed Ras is partner at Hindsight Financial & Commercial Solutions (Pty) Limited, a boutique corporate finance firm servicing the energy, logistics and resources industry.
Sat 11:43

no strider there is another explanation

c) because you believe that the best way to keep the planet habitable is for a rapid energy transition from high CO2 energy sources to low, or zero, CO2 sources, and that this will inevitably require the large scale implementation of utility scale energy storage.

VRFB based Vanadium flow batteries are clearly one of the best technologies for achieving this though have in the past suffered from significant volatility in the Vanadium market caused by the unusual by-product based supply of the majority of Vanadium in the market.

This has made it hard for newly founded VRFB companies to predict with certainty what their input costs may be as the cost of the Vanadium constitutes between 30% and 80% of the cost of a significantly sized (1MWh) battery.

The vertically integrated mine-to-battery business model that BMN and BE are pursuing will play a critical role in establishing the entire global VRFB industry.

That is why so many of us are invested here, as we are prepared to put our money where our mouths are.

For those who are not yet invested you should read the following articles to understand why you should:-
Fri 08:46

Zebediah - as I have actually spoken face to face with one of the people who helped set up the Eskom battery storage test centre I can confirm that they clearly understand the need for energy storage and will not be running pilot projects forever.

Furthermore that person, Pat Frampton, now also works for Bushveld Energy.
Fri 08:37

Exactly right Pdub - the necessary demand for grid scale energy storage in the next 10 years is described here:-

This describes how the stationary energy storage market is expected to grow to at least $50 Billion by 2030 - others have suggested even higher figure eg $170 Billion (per year) by 2030 ( )

The Bushveld Perspective article refers to Navigant's expectation that flow batteries will capture 20% of this market - this is further detailed by the article here:- ( also see figure 2 shows VRFB playing a significant role in 10 out of 12 of the energy storage application areas)

It takes strategic thinking of the kind shown by Fortune and MIkhail to allow BMN and BE to provide the key element for VRFBs to be rolled out at the speed and scale that we need them to be if greater Renewable Energy is to be quickly integrated with electrical grids that will inevitably have to expand as deeper electrification happens across the heating and transport sectors in the next 20 years.

If you don't think that this kind of action is necessary to save the planet from irreversible climate change then 1) you should not be here and 2) you need to educate yourself a little better.
Thu 19:15

hotchips there is no evidence that anyone is keeping the price within a limited trading range.
Wed 17:35

Headancer - perhaps not your greatest ever post
Wed 17:24

bassguy about half of them were before 10am
Wed 16:54

Raz I make it 4,391,493 Buys vs 3,228,776 so 1,162,717 more Buys than Sells ... at present
Wed 09:49

Rob mate - alas they are not really burning, but they are the second thing
Tue 22:35

No probs MTJK
Tue 12:23

... for example today we have had over 600 views of a rather interesting letter that is being sent to the FCA as we speak:-
Tue 12:20

PatBPat - Welcome, i assume that you were able to do all your due diligence previously by reading
Tue 11:53

would whoever had an unexpectedly triggered stop loss as a result of this flash drop please contact me.

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