Chilean riots started the week of the October 14 2019.
What began as a simple call to evade paying for public transportation by high school students (due to a slight rise in subway fare) ended up becoming the most significant riot of the last 100 years.
This triggered a wave … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) has briefed The White House on developing a domestic electric vehicle (EV) industry and supply chain for the 21st Century.
While details of the discussion cannot be disclosed, Benchmark Minerals can release the following slides from the briefing which took place on Wednesday 30 October … Read more
Monday 28 October — London, UK–
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is delighted to announce that Mark Beveridge has joined from CRU Group as a new Principle Consultant.
Mark joins Benchmark Minerals expanding division which is focused on implementing supply chain strategies for the lithium ion battery to electric vehicle … Read more
There is no doubt that the lithium industry is evolving to the needs of the lithium ion battery and electric vehicle (EV) industry.
Existing majors are expanding, new producers are entering the market and even more buyers are purchasing spodumene concentrate and the speciality chemicals, lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide, … Read more
Today, there has been some high-profile news articles on Rio Tinto’s second lithium foray as it brings to life a lithium tailings project and chemical plant at California’s largest open pit mine, adding to the Jadar project in Serbia.
Rio Tinto has been mining borates in Boron, California since 1872 … Read more
Today, Glencore announced a revamped deal with the world’s largest precursor producer, GEM Co Ltd, for cobalt hydroxide that equates to 61,200 tonnes of contained cobalt for a five year period between 2020 and 2024.
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence estimates that the deal is for 25% of Glencore’s forecasted cobalt hydroxide … Read more
The Benchmark World Tour 2019 recently visited Australia and Asia with seven stops in two weeks. Presentations from the events are now available to download below.
Please find links to the presentations through the link below. Many of the industry presentations are free to download. A Benchmark Membership subscription is … Read more
Battery megafactories are coming online and into production at a phenomenal rate. There are now 99 megafactories in the pipeline, with over 2,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of capacity in the industry’s pipeline for 2028.
But not all batteries are the same – the battery industry can be roughly split into … Read more
By RCS Global
Much news has spurred from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of late. While rumours are swirling around a potential sale of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) Congo assets, downstream OEMs and other companies should carefully monitor the impacts of the drop in global copper prices and the … Read more
2 September 2019
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is delighted to announce that Will Plunkett has been appointed Senior Account Manager and joins from Argus Media.
Will has a specialised sales background in subscription-based publications and was a Senior Business Development Manager at Argus Media and Integer Research, focusing on … Read more