Glencore’s Rhovan to get solar boost

Rhovan, a Glencore Ferroalloys managed vanadium mining and processing facility in South Africa, has commenced construction of a 25-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant that is expected to supply approximately 30% of the operations’ annual energy demand.

The reduction in grid-supplied electricity is projected to save over 48,000 tonnes per year in CO2e emissions at the operation. 

“We are very excited to announce this development at our Rhovan mine. Not only does our mine produce a range of vanadium products that can be used in applications that support a low-carbon economy, but by installing a solar plant that will supply renewable electricity to our operation, we are reducing the mine’s overall emissions footprint,” said Japie Fullard, Glencore Ferroalloys CEO.

Glencore said work has already commenced on the solar plant, with commissioning planned for late 2024.

Located near Brits, Rhovan is an open-cast mine and smelter complex, which mainly produces ferrovanadium and vanadium pentoxide.

Source: Glencore

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