US-based Largo Clean Energy is preparing to produce batteries using vanadium extracted from northeastern Brazil, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday, in a bid to capture a chunk of the fast-growing renewable energy storage market. The company, whose parent Largo Resources is mining the elemental metal in the Brazilian state of Bahia, is in advanced negotiations with potential clients, said Paulo Misk, CEO of the Largo group. He says the firm's vanadium batteries are lower cost and last longer than rival solutions, such as lithium.
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