Vanadium, strong demand to attract investment
World resources of vanadium exceed 63 million tons. Vanadium occurs in deposits of titaniferous magnetite, phosphate rock, and uraniferous sandstone and siltstone, in which it constitutes less than 2% of the host rock.
Significant amounts are also present in bauxite and carboniferous materials, such as crude oil, coal, oil shale, and tar sands. Because vanadium is usually recovered as a by product or co-product, demonstrated world resources of the element are not fully indicative of available supplies.
While U.S. domestic resources and secondary recovery are adequate to supply a large portion of U.S. domestic needs, a substantial part of U.S. demand is currently met by foreign material because it is currently uneconomic to mine vanadium in the United States, but this is changing and people are now investing in vanadium because the demand is on the rise, and vanadium fuel cells will be coming online. Investing in vanadium energy storage companies is your best chance of winning on vanadium investments.
Investing In Vanadium Metal
Ultra high-strength and super-light steels are the plastics of the 21st century which makes investing in vanadium companies producing this steel a good choice. There is high demand for these steels for use in everything from jet engines to rail components. In turn, there is a big push for the quirky metals so critical in making them. And in those quirky metals are good opportunities for all metal investors. One of them is vanadium.
Investing In Vanadium Mining Companies
This is the perfect time to start investing in vanadium stocks as the rocketing vanadium spot price is no mystery. Demand is strong which makes a good investment, while supplies are constrained and not a lot of production. Because of this many vanadium investments are mining companies that are hoping to be at a production fase within the next few years. Nothing is a guarantee ever in the Junior Venture vanadium mining and investing world. A big part of the supply constraint lies in South Africa with a sizable American deposit as well. As everyone knows, South Africa, actually "Africa" has many issues. Power being the biggest on for the vanadium mines. They have no way to operate at maximum steam ahead because they don't have enough power. The CEO of Windimurra Vanadium, an Australian mining company, put it: "The market is very sensitive to power supply issues. Large South African miners are facing up to 15 percent restrictions to their power supply... The supply of vanadium will remain tight, and that's factoring in a best scenario for South African producers, which is no guarantee." March 2011, Xstrata (XTA 1387.00 ?0.00%) was the largest vanadium producer, putting out about 12 percent of the world's vanadium stock, and will be cutting deliveries by 25% in the second quarter.
Investing In Vanadium Redox Technology
The other reason for investing in vanadium stocks are the advantages of the vanadium redox battery which obviously needs vanadium to run. The vanadium redox battery and the lithium-vanadium batteries offer almost unlimited capacity by increasing the size of their reservoir. The vanadium redox battery storage tank can be left completely discharged for long periods with problems and recharges by dumping an electrolyte liquid into it. Other features that make investing in vanadium technology ideal for future renewable energy and having grid operations include the independent sizing of power and energy capacity you can make a much longer life for the vanadium redox fuel cell, while having high efficiency and fast charging response times. Investing in vanadium stock that are investing their time into vanadium redox fuel cells is a great way to join the renewable green energy sector, and taking your part in investing in green companies rather than companies that destroy the planet ie: Oil Spills! Thanks BP (42.58 ?0.28%)! That ain't going away any time soon! Courtesy :EzineArticles.com
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