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China’s Lithium price decline is not the full picture to an industry surging

The downturn in Chinese lithium prices since the start of the year has left many questioning the future of a market which has experienced its biggest upturn in history since late-2015. It has also led to many false conclusions about what is really happening to the lithium price. When lithium prices began to spike in … Continue reading China’s Lithium price decline is not the full picture to an industry surging

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HAVE WE UNDERESTIMATED THE ENERGY STORAGE MARKET?

BENCHMARK WORLD TOUR COMES TO ASIA & AUSTRALIA IN SEPTEMBER WITH A FOCUS ON ESS VERSUS EV The Benchmark World Tour 2018 will soon be arriving in Asia and Australia. This year we will have a specialist focus on the energy storage market and the competing battery technologies including vanadium flow, lithium ion and more! … Continue reading HAVE WE UNDERESTIMATED THE ENERGY STORAGE MARKET?

Benchmark World Tour 2018 | Europe – Download presentations here

The Benchmark World Tour 2018 completed its European leg in June with three events across London and Berlin. The events were varied in content and spanned the entire lithium ion battery and electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. Our first stop with UBS focused on the  EV and battery thematic and how the advantages of the lithium … Continue reading Benchmark World Tour 2018 | Europe – Download presentations here

Big Oil publicly acknowledges lithium for first time, cites lithium industry reference price

For the first time ever, the oil industry has acknowledged lithium and electric vehicle battery raw materials via BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2018. The oil industry major’s energy reports and insight are some of the world’s most anticipated pieces of research. They consist of multiple bodies of work produced by world class analysts … Continue reading Big Oil publicly acknowledges lithium for first time, cites lithium industry reference price

Benchmark’s lithium ion battery & EV world tour arrives in London & Berlin

The Benchmark World Tour 2018 arrives in Europe this week with three events in London and Berlin. The events are varied in content and span the entire lithium ion battery and electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. Benchmark will host its first World Tour stop on Monday 18 June @ 1030 with UBS > Sign up … Continue reading Benchmark’s lithium ion battery & EV world tour arrives in London & Berlin

Plight of the PRA and how Benchmark became the lithium industry’s reference price

Since its inception in 2014, the rise of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence as the lithium industry’s reference price has been the ideal case study for how the commodities publishing industry is changing. Scandals such as libor and credit ratings fixes have brought scrutiny (and with it a police raid) on commodity price publishers. This has resulted … Continue reading Plight of the PRA and how Benchmark became the lithium industry’s reference price

Benchmark to keynote AABC battery conference on lithium supply and EV penetration rates

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will give the first raw material address of the AABC 2018 battery conference in San Diego next week. Managing Director, Simon Moores has been invited to speak on the outlook for lithium supply as it faces a wall of electric vehicle demand. The talk, “25% by 2025? Can lithium supply meet the … Continue reading Benchmark to keynote AABC battery conference on lithium supply and EV penetration rates

Benchmark World Tour 2018 – North America – download presentations now

New York with Bloomberg: 21st Century of the lithium ion battery – whats next? (Members only)  Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence  Lithium-ion sized challenges facing the mining industry (Members only) Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence  Battery Mineral Resources – Ian Pringle, Technical Director Neometals – Chris Reed, Managing Director Pure Energy Minerals … Continue reading Benchmark World Tour 2018 – North America – download presentations now

Panasonic reduces Tesla’s cobalt consumption by 60% in 6 years …

… but cobalt supply challenges remain Tesla has given a rare indication of the relative proportions of the raw materials used in the new format 2170 cylindrical lithium ion battery cells for Model 3. Tesla has long been a proponent of nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) technology developed by Panasonic in Japan, which goes against the grain of … Continue reading Panasonic reduces Tesla’s cobalt consumption by 60% in 6 years …

Benchmark launches cobalt industry’s first ever battery metal price

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has initiated coverage on cobalt metal pricing by launching a Cobalt Battery Metal price to be included as part of Benchmark’s industry leading service, Cobalt Price Assessment. Benchmark’s cobalt battery metal price tracks the metal products most suited to be converted into cobalt chemicals and used in the lithium ion battery supply … Continue reading Benchmark launches cobalt industry’s first ever battery metal price