As the 4th generation family member here at Guttman Energy, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for a successful 2018. We could not be where we are without our valued customers, vendors, partners and employees.
With constant fluctuations in price, fleet owners are becoming much more conscious of their fueling spend. Some may shop around to find more cost effective supply options, while others are looking at newer technologies to increase fuel efficiencies. Most of us have seen smart phone applications for everything it seems, but now trucking companies are more regularly looking into newer apps as a fuel optimization solution. Two companies in particular are setting the standard for over the road truckers in this category.
Move over lithium, there’s about to be a revolution in how energy is stored and it’s about to get bigger and better than ever before. Vanadium might not be new to the scene in general as its presence in steel has grown over the years. Vanadium steel is lighter and stronger than other metal alloys and is currently used in airplanes, cars, and rocket engines. In fact, Vanadium steel is used in about 43% of cars but estimated to increase to 85% of cars by 2025. The price of Vanadium has risen 300% since 2015 and the upward tick just might continue.