Australia’s largest company by revenue, Wesfarmers, has announced plans to acquire lithium developer, Kidman Resources, marking the first major lithium acquisition of 2019.
The deal between the multibillion-dollar conglomerate, which has major interests in chemicals, coal and fertilisers, could have wide repercussions for the global lithium market and the wider … Read more
BMW has announced that it will buy cobalt from mines in Australia and Morocco as it makes further steps towards securing its supply of battery raw materials.
This follows on from BMW’s announcement in September last year that it had agreed a five-year supply arrangement to source lithium hydroxide from … Read more
By RCS Global Group
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is estimated to supply two thirds of global cobalt used for battery manufacturing. Unfortunately, the country also constitutes one of the weak links in responsible global supply chains. This past month is no exception although efforts by different stakeholders are … Read more
The Benchmark World Tour 2019 is on its way to North America.
In its fifth year, our free seminar series on the lithium ion battery to electric vehicle and energy storage supply chain has become the world’s leading forum of its kind.
Our North America leg will be our biggest … Read more
Released: 08 April 2019 |
LONDON, UK | Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is delighted to announce that Vivas Kumar has been appointed Principal Consultant. Vivas joins from Tesla, one of the world’s foremost electric vehicle (EV) and lithium ion battery producers.
Vivas was responsible for building Tesla’s lithium ion … Read more
Volkswagen (VW) has taken a major step in securing the future of its bold electric vehicle (EV) production targets by locking in a long-term lithium supply deal with China’s Ganfeng Lithium.
While the details of the MOU have not been disclosed, the company said it would provide the foundation for … Read more
Released: 02 April 2019 |
LONDON, UK | Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is delighted to announce that José Hofer has joined from SQM, one of the world’s foremost lithium producers, and has been appointed Senior Analyst – Forecasting.
José was previously Business Intelligence Manager for SQM, based in … Read more
There have been significant movements in the electric vehicle (EV) space with the launch of Tesla’s Model Y and Volkswagen Group’s (VW) plans to increase its pure EV offering building 70 new models over the next decade.
What you may have missed in the deluge of news was that both … Read more
Exports of spodumene concentrate from Australia continued to ramp up in 2018 – with three new mines beginning shipments from ports across Western Australia.
Incremental increases were seen from all three of the country’s established producers; with Greenbushes, Mt Marion and Mt Cattlin recording 12%, 22% and 4% increases in … Read more
China’s graphite industry is changing.
Benchmark’s Graphite + Anodes Tield Trip, Inner Mongolia & Shanxi, 3-7 June 2019
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to announce that this year’s China Graphite + Anodes Field Trip will be held in Inner Mongolia and Shanxi provinces from 3-7 June 2019.
The trip will … Read more