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Lithium-based power storage systems for Ecological alternative to lithium - Energy

The majority of homeowners rely on lithium storage to use their self-produced solar energy around the clock – due to a lack of alternatives. However, the life cycle of a lithium battery shows that this type of storage is to be questioned in ecological and humanitarian terms. Thanks to vanadium redox flow technology, we are the first to offer a sustainable and powerful alternative. It is finally time to take a new path

A detriment to man and nature: the extraction of lithium.
The most common type of lithium battery consists mainly of five raw materials: Lithium, nickel, manganese, cobalt and graphite. Above all the extraction of lithium and cobalt entails massive ecological and humanitarian problems, as our following photo story shows. With vanadium redox flow storage technology, we are thus consciously opting for an ecological alternative. Vanadium is a by-product of iron production.
The melting residue left over in the production of iron contains up to 25 percent vanadium. The raw material for the battery is thus extracted during the production of one of the most important and widely used materials in the world. Hence vanadium can be produced without additional mining operations, without overexploiting nature and with no negative consequences for our ecosystem. Because we believe it iis finally time to take a new path.
Lithium mining threatens ecosystems
70% of the world's lithium deposits are located in the Andes region of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, one of the continent's most arid regions. It is also home to the largest salt lakes on earth, one of the most breathtaking miracles of nature. Among them is the Salar de Uyuni, whose dimensions extend so far that it can be seen from the moon.
The complex and resource-intensive mining not only threatens the original landscape, but also the ecosystems in the surrounding regions