The Bushveld Energy Company is proposing to develop a Vanadium Electrolyte Facility in the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ). Purified vanadium will be transported from a facility in Brits, North-West Province, to the ELIDZ. At the ELIDZ facility, the purified vanadium will be processed to produce the electrolyte required for the VRFBs. Sulphuric Acid and Hydrochloric acid will be used in the process and an excess of 500 cubic meters of these substances will be stored on site. As a result, a Full Scoping and EIA is being carried out in order to obtain Environmental Authorisation for the proposed development The production of the Vanadium Electrolyte also triggers an application for an Air Emissions License, which will be submitted to Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.
Published: 22nd August 2018
Review Period: 22nd September 2018