Anfield Resources (TSX VENTURE: ARY) (OTCQB: ANLDF) (FRANKFURT: 0AD) (“Anfield” or “the Company”) announces that it is placing increased emphasis on the vanadium potential of its Velvet-Wood Mine, located in Utah. Anfield has engaged BRS Engineering, Inc. to update Anfield’s NI 43-101 resource report related to the Velvet-Wood Mine to include a vanadium exploration target. The report is expected to be completed within six to eight weeks.
Anfield’s prospective energy partners have shown a greater interest in the Company’s vanadium assets due to the significant upturn in the vanadium price this year. Anfield is also exploring the feasibility of including a vanadium circuit on its Shootaring Canyon uranium mill, which would allow it to process vanadium.
Corey Dias, Anfield’s CEO stated:
“Vanadium is increasingly being embraced by battery manufacturers as a core material in the production of batteries to be used in both small-scale and large-scale applications; in fact, vanadium redox-flow batteries (VFBs) have started to grow in influence as energy companies look to improve energy storage. This ranges from grid-scale uses, such as Prudent Technology’s use of a VFB for its solar installation in Italy, to smaller-scale uses such as Warren Buffett’s BYD company using vanadium batteries for its electric vehicles and Subaru using a VFB to power its Subaru G4e vehicle.
Vanadium is clearly viewed as an attractive alternative to other battery technology sources. Anfield is fortunate in having two energy metal resources together, both with highly positive demand projections: uranium and vanadium.”