United Battery Metals Corp is a vanadium and uranium exploration company that strives to be the first vanadium producer in North America. Vanadium has multiple uses in today’s modern world from being used in vanadium redox flow batteries, car charging stations, nuclear power plants and in steel manufacturing. Vanadium is one of the 35 minerals deemed critical to US national security and economy.
United Battery Metals Corp flagship project is the Wray Mesa property located in Montrose County, Colorado, USA. Resource estimation software was used to model the mineralization detected in a number of the 715 historical and 24 recent drill holes within the project area. The results of the model run minus the estimated effects of the historic mining indicates that there is an indicated resource of approximately 85,500 short tons at an average grade of 0.16% eU3O8 for a total of 271,000 pounds of contained uranium. Inferred resources total 57,400 short tons at an average grade of 0.15% eU3O8 for a total of about 169,000 pounds of contained uranium. The vanadium resource for the two categories and based on a conservative V:U ratio of 6:1 would be 1,626,000 (0.95% avg. grade) and 1,014,000 (0.88% avg. grade) pounds respectively.
The property encompasses over 107 contiguous mining claims over 3000 acres.
The Wray Mesa Project is located in Montrose County, Colorado, USA and comprises over 3000 acres and covers more than 107 contiguous claims.Learn More
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Mr. Robert Friedland is the recipient of the 2017 Northern Miner's Lifetime Achievement Award, and when the legendary mining billionaire offered his rare insights on vanadium in a recent interview with The Northern Miner. Mr. Friedland stated:
"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."
Vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) technology allows for a clean, emission-free and fast energy supply at all times. A stable power supply in combination with renewable energy sources, is ensured at all times and in every climate zone. The use of vanadium salts increases the safety and battery life. It is thus non-flammable and non-explosive and is not subject to any loss of reactive material. The batteries allow a practically unlimited cyclization with up to 80% efficiency and a depth-discharging capacity of 100%.
Vanadium demand is expected to dramatically increase with new steel plants coming into operation over the USA such as the most recent announcement of US Steel reopening their plant in Illinois and more expected to come on line in the near future; the demand for vanadium to strengthen and harden steel is crucial and necessary for the security and economic advancement of the US economy.
California recently announced that all new homes and low rise apartments must have solar panels starting in 2020. Vanadium redox Flow Batteries make for a perfect and much more superior storage solution than a lithium ion battery.
This is the first such mandate nationwide and the state’s latest step to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
California has positioned itself as the nationwide leader on clean energy, pushing for more electric vehicles on the roads and fewer emissions from residential and commercial buildings.
Lithium ion batteries are flammable, explosive, have a short life span and must be replaced every five to ten years while VRFB’s can charge and discharge energy simultaneously. VRFB’s will be fundamental in supplying energy to homes, buildings and car charging stations as the USA moves towards clean energy countrywide. Lithium ion batteries are mainly suited for vehicles while VRFB’s are far more superior in all other aspects of the clean energy revolution that is being adopted worldwide.