Vanadium Waiting for Elon Musk Moment

Vanadium, a metal usede in batteries, is waiting for its "Elon Musk moment", that is, a businessperson of the magnitude of Musk to promote it.

Here's a quote from an Australian vanadium miner's managing director: "The industry needs a Tesla Inc. or Panasonic Corp. to say “we like vanadium-flow batteries and we want to make them in addition to lithium-ion batteries.” Apparently, vanadium-flow batteries could be a big thing. From here.

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I've looked into this before. I guess it has great stabilizing battery potential but no one's putting enough money into it so for now it's still way to expensive to try to commercialize. Any indications at all that Musk is interested in vanadium?

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and while it's waiting for its "Musk Moment", the latest on spot prices: 

The European ferro-vanadium market retreated last week while traders sold cheaper in order to take profits amid quieting spot demand.

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It seems to me it's not just possible Musk moment but any other big player in battery market moment. These are just their wishes. They have potential but no one yet to invest into it. It seems to me it's not just possible Musk moment but any other big player in battery market moment. These are just their wishes. 

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19 hours ago, dowmike said:

I've looked into this before. I guess it has great stabilizing battery potential but no one's putting enough money into it so for now it's still way to expensive to try to commercialize. Any indications at all that Musk is interested in vanadium?

Not yet, no. He's got other things to think about. But like Stormysaga said, it doesn't have to be Musk. Could be anyone else big in batteries.

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