Date: Dec 4, 2018

Vanadium metal prices have been hotter than hell in 2018 leading many companies to assess their vanadium options. With current demand in China for vanadium through new laws that require the steel hardening metal in rebar, prices for vanadium have gone through the roof. Currently prices are at US$30.90 for China spot vanadium and US$28.75/lb for European spot vanadium.

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU | TSX: EFR) communicated to the market that they are starting vanadium production from their 100% owned La Sal Complex of uranium/vanadium mines in Utah, with plans to be very aggressive in the market. Energy Fuels state they are the only company in the United States that can produce vanadium from primary ore sources. They believe this will provide an opportunity for investors to get exposure in the vanadium market as well as the uranium market. The Company believes it may also be able to recover up to 4 million pounds of solubilised vanadium from their White Mesa Mill tailings pond. In total Energy Fuels in ground vanadium resource is 32M lbs.Energy Fuels to become the newest vanadium producer in the worldMark S. Chalmers, Energy Fuels’ President and CEO, stated: “During the past quarter Energy Fuels continued to pursue a number of major opportunities that we believe will continue to build shareholder value. I’m currently most excited about Energy Fuels becoming the newest vanadium producer in the World.”

The plan is to ramp production to 200,000 – 225,000 pounds of V2O5 per month from the White Mesa Mill, for a period of up to 20 months, subject to conditions, costs, and recoveries. This production should coincide very well with today’s strong vanadium prices that have risen about 3 fold in 2018. Energy Fuels are looking forward to taking their place as the only primary producer of V2O5 in North America.

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