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
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Lithium ion Megafactory Assessment exceeds 2,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) as the first solid state battery plant was added to the tracker in the July 2019 review published in August 2019.
Benchmark Minerals is now tracking 96 battery plants with a total capacity 2,030.1 GWh of production by … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is pleased to announce that it has completed an independent assurance review of its implementation of IOSCO Principles for Price Reporting Agencies for its Lithium Price Assessments.
As a result of the most rigorous, independent audit process available, Ernst & Young (EY) has certified Benchmark … Read more
The introduction of new supply has seen a gradual correction in the lithium market over the past 18 months, but despite the majority of new chemical projects being slow to deliver, share prices and investor sentiment remain tied to short-term price trends rather than underlying market fundamentals.
With capital markets … Read more
The Benchmark World Tour 2019 recently visited London and Frankfurt and presentations are now available to download.
Please find links to the presentations below. Many of the industry presentations are free to download. To access Benchmark Mineral Intelligence and keynote speaker presentations you need to be a Benchmark Membership subscriber.… Read more
Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores, recently appeared on Al Jazeera News to discuss lithium, batteries and electric vehicles.
Asked whether there is enough lithium to meet electric vehicle demand. Moores said, “Lithium isn’t rare. The question is getting it out of the ground in economic quantities. At the moment … Read more
By RCS Global Group
While this past month has seen a logical slowdown in responsible sourcing news following the OECD Forum, the impact of cobalt sustainability requirements is starting to increase and reach most upstream suppliers. Umicore’s acquisition of the joint venture between Freeport McMoRan and Lundin Mining, Freeport Oy … Read more
For the second consecutive year BP has cited Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s lithium price in its annual Statistical Review of World Energy 2019 report.
The highly anticipated and respected report is used for reference by other energy companies, media organisations and also state governments.
In last year’s report BP acknowledged that … Read more