Energy Fuels Produces 325,000 Pounds of Vanadium Pentoxide in Q1 2019


BEIJING (Asian Metal) 10 May 19 – On May 8, US-based Energy Fuels Inc. reported its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

The Company successfully achieved commercial rates of vanadium production at the Company’s White Mesa Mill (the “Mill”), producing the highest purity vanadium in the Mill’s history. Vanadium production totaled 325,000 pounds of V2O5 for the quarter, and the Company expects to continue to produce 160,000 to 200,000 pounds of V2O5 per month over a 16-20 month period, subject to continued successful recovery and suitable sales prices.

The Company completed 53,000 pounds of vanadium sales into the steel industry during the quarter, following conversion of the Company’s V2O5 product into ferrovanadium. The Company is continuing to convert V2O5 into ferrovanadium, while also evaluating the sale of certain quantities of high-purity V2O5 into specialty aerospace, chemical, and potentially the vanadium battery industries.

The Company continued a limited conventional vanadium test-mining program at its La Sal Complex. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had mined approximately 6,000 tons of mineralized material with an average grade of 1.44% V2O5 and 0.17% U3O8. The Company completed test mining in April 2019 and plans to continue further operational readiness activities at the La Sal Complex based on these encouraging results.

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