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Vanadium Boost Would Give Batteries More Juice

Don't look now, but vanadium demand is ramping up, according to Jon Hykawy, head of global research with Toronto-based Byron Capital Markets. Vanadium is mostly used to strengthen steel, but the metal could see its demand dramatically increase if battery manufacturers start using it to boost power output in lithium-vanadium cells. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Jon talks about some potential demand drivers for vanadium and some companies looking to capitalize on the impending boost in vanadium use.

Japan budgets $650m to secure supplies of rare earths

The Japanese government has set aside $650m in its budget for the financial year starting in April to secure supplies of the metals both from abroad and at home. (Reuters) - Japan's government has set aside 53.3 billion yen ($650 million) in its budget

Japan’s trade minister wants to talk rare earths with China

Akihiro Ohata, the country's minister for trade said Wednesday he would like to visit China as soon as possible to discuss the secure supply of rare earths into Japan Japan's trade minister, Akihiro Ohata, said on Wednesday he would like to visit China