In this infographic, (sponsored by Largo Resources Ltd., a member of the Forbes & Manhattan group of companies) we look at the primary uses for vanadium, its supply and future applications that could potentially affect the metal’s demand.
The infographic below comes from* www.visualcapitalist.com and is made available by Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!). This paragraph must be included in any re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.
Vanadium is a grey transition metal used primarily as an additive to steel and as a chemical catalyst. Vanadium is also a key part of future green technology: vanadium is a potential source of energy through vanadium redox batteries and lithium-ion battery cathodes.
*http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/vanadium-a-strengthening-alloy-charged-with-potential (To access the article please copy the URL and paste it into your browser.)
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