Green Standard Vanadium Resources Corp’s 90%-owned subsidiary Xichuan Vanadium Resources Co, based in Henan province, has received approval from the Chinese government to construct a new vanadium production facility.

The new facility is proposed to be constructed about 5km from the company’s existing production facility and is expected to increase the company’s annual vanadium pentoxide output capacity from the current 3000 tonnes to 9000 tonnes.

Detailed management analysis on the viability and benefits of the company operating an additional processing facility supports construction of the new project. The new facility is expected to utilize ores from Xichuan Vanadium’s 100%-owned Kongshan vanadium mine and other local vanadium mines.

In 2013, the company upgraded its existing vanadium processing facility and equipment to enhance environmentally friendly operations and improve production efficiencies. The proposed new vanadium processing plant is expected to enhance existing profitable operations by maximizing productivity through increased capacity.

The company is examining financing options for the development and construction of the project but has not determined the specifics of such financing.

Green Standard, through its wholly-owned holding companies Seymour Metal Holding and Vanadium Resources Ltd, holds a controlling 90% equity interest in Xichuan Vanadium Resources Co. Xichuan Vanadium is in the business of acquiring, exploring, developing and mining of mineral properties with a focus on vanadium properties, as well as processing of vanadium products at its processing plant.

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