Energy density and the challenges of electrification for heavy duty vehicles

By Adam Panayi, Managing Director of Rho Motion.  The topic of electrification for truck and buses comes up more and more frequently when we talk with people interested in the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain; while the prospects for battery powered passenger cars and light duty vehicles are by now fairly clear, we see a … Continue reading Energy density and the challenges of electrification for heavy duty vehicles

Benchmark cited by members of US International Trade Commission: graphite, cobalt & EVs

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been cited by members of the United States International Trade Commission in the Journal of International Commerce and Economics. The research paper “The Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries” in the Journal of International Commerce and Economics, December 2018, explores the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain. The timely paper is summarised as: … Continue reading Benchmark cited by members of US International Trade Commission: graphite, cobalt & EVs

Benchmark World Tour 2019 | Cape Town – Download Presentations Here

The Benchmark World Tour 2019 kicked off in February with its first visit to Cape Town, South Africa, held with Standard Bank. The fifth year of the Benchmark World Tour is set to be the biggest to date, and is focusing on lithium ion batteries versus solid state and vanadium flow and the impact this … Continue reading Benchmark World Tour 2019 | Cape Town – Download Presentations Here

Benchmark hails overwhelming reaction to Senate hearing on energy, EV supply chains

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has welcomed the overwhelming reaction to the US Senate hearing on Tuesday 5 February in Washington, DC, which focused on electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains. Led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the hearing was the first of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in the 116th Congress. The … Continue reading Benchmark hails overwhelming reaction to Senate hearing on energy, EV supply chains

Benchmark Minerals’ Simon Moores warns Senate US a ‘bystander’ in battery arms race

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence returned to the US Senate on 5 February 2019 for a second hearing on the supply chain for electric vehicle batteries and energy storage. Simon Moores, Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, had been summoned by the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and provided testimony on the supply chains of key … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals’ Simon Moores warns Senate US a ‘bystander’ in battery arms race

Benchmark Minerals Launches Lithium Carbonate and Hydroxide Price Indexes

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is delighted to announce the launch of two new lithium price indexes. The two dedicated price indexes – lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide – draw from the data collected by our analysts across 11 market prices to give the most accurate, independent and reliable industry insights. The two indexes build on the … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals Launches Lithium Carbonate and Hydroxide Price Indexes

US Senate Energy Storage

US Senate summons Benchmark for hearing: energy storage supply chains, impact on lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will return to the US Senate in early February for a second hearing in 14 months on the supply chain for EV lithium ion batteries and the energy storage revolution. Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores, has been summoned by the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to testify on … Continue reading US Senate summons Benchmark for hearing: energy storage supply chains, impact on lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel

Who is winning the global lithium ion battery arms race?

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has caused upheaval in the lithium ion battery industry. Before Elon Musk announced Tesla’s intention to build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery plant, The Gigafactory 1, lithium ion batteries were somewhat of a cottage industry geared to supplying a mobile consumer market for smartphones, laptops, and power-tools. As … Continue reading Who is winning the global lithium ion battery arms race?

Toyota-Panasonic deal offers EV fast track for auto, battery majors

The news that Toyota, the world’s second largest car manufacturer, and Panasonic, the world’s fourth (or second largest lithium ion battery manufacturer depending on how you look at it) are forming a joint-venture is about as significant as the electric vehicle (EV) industry could have hoped to start the year with. Toyota and Panasonic will … Continue reading Toyota-Panasonic deal offers EV fast track for auto, battery majors

Benchmark Minerals’ Exchange Traded Lithium Breakfast – The Takeaways

Last week, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence hosted a Wall Street breakfast to discuss the potential for Exchange Traded Lithium. The breakfast was attended by an excellent cross section of those that are set to be affected most by the introduction of  new financial instruments for lithium. The London Metal Exchange (LME) presented at the breakfast together … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals’ Exchange Traded Lithium Breakfast – The Takeaways