Benchmark Minerals to speak at BAML, Deutsche Bank – New York, This Week

If you do not subscribe and you want to attend these events, please email us at [email protected]  The year is off to a grandstand start for the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Team. Two subscriber only events in New York this week kicks off what will be a defining year for the lithium ion battery to EV … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals to speak at BAML, Deutsche Bank – New York, This Week

Lithium Supply Revisited

To subscribe to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Lithium Price Assessment service contact: [email protected] A new year for the lithium market has already begun to spark fresh concerns about oversupply, but despite the ramp up in new operations major supply chain questions linger. A furore around anticipated new supply engulfed the lithium market in early-2018, however through … Continue reading Lithium Supply Revisited

Benchmark Minerals launches new Lithium Price Index

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is delighted to announce that we have launched the new Benchmark Lithium Price Index, adding to our regularly published lithium industry reference price. The new Benchmark Lithium Price Index will provide a comparison of the global weighted average price of the 10 lithium chemical grades published by Benchmark against a base month … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals launches new Lithium Price Index

Big oil and lithium

Are Big Oil, Auto & Energy the next major investors for lithium?

Comment for Benchmark Members  This comment article is taken from Benchmark’s Membership service. To become a Member and gain access to exclusive analysis, comment, presentation archive and a hard copy magazine – email Robert Colbourn – [email protected]  Lithium is entering its fourth year in what is widely expected to be a ten-year investment cycle to … Continue reading Are Big Oil, Auto & Energy the next major investors for lithium?

Benchmark Minerals invited to speak at The Royal Institution on rise of the lithium ion battery

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been invited to speak at a special event for the UK public being held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. The Battery – Inside Out is an event supported by new UK battery initiative, The Faraday Institution, taking place on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 1900. It will … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals invited to speak at The Royal Institution on rise of the lithium ion battery

spherical graphite

Heilongjiang, China, tops 90,000 tpa spherical graphite output as EV battery demand surges

China’s 2018 spherical graphite exports increased by 39% year-on-year as of the end of October 2018 as electric vehicle battery demand surges. Heilongjiang, China’s largest graphite producing region, recorded production of over 90,000 tonnes of spherical graphite from Hegang, a number it seeks to increase to over 100,000 tpa (tonnes per annum) by 2020, with … Continue reading Heilongjiang, China, tops 90,000 tpa spherical graphite output as EV battery demand surges

What has defined the lithium ion battery supply chain in H2 2018? Presentation Download

This week Benchmark Mineral Intelligence hosted a private meeting in London to discuss how the battery supply chain has evolved in H2 2018. Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores, gave an overview of the current market conditions for electric vehicle battery raw materials. The presentation covered: The current state of the lithium hydroxide market and … Continue reading What has defined the lithium ion battery supply chain in H2 2018? Presentation Download

Western Australian Lithium Rising: Benchmark Minerals’ lithium price index cited by the Financial Times

The Benchmark Lithium Price Index has been cited by the Financial Times as global interest in lithium prices continues to grow. This follows The Wall Street Journal’s article citing the Benchmark Lithium Price Index earlier this week. The Financial Times’ piece, “Electric cars: will Australia’s battery gamble pay off?”, profiles Western Australia’s lithium prospects and the lithium mining boom in the age … Continue reading Western Australian Lithium Rising: Benchmark Minerals’ lithium price index cited by the Financial Times

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence featured in article on lithium prices in The Wall Street Journal

The Benchmark Lithium Price Index has been cited in The Wall Street Journal. The article – “Lithium Boom Raises Questions: What is its price?” – explores the lithium demand surge, lithium pricing and the moves towards price transparency. The feature also notes the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) plans to introduce tradable lithium contracts in 2020. As part … Continue reading Benchmark Mineral Intelligence featured in article on lithium prices in The Wall Street Journal

EV Parking Bay

Has Glencore given electric vehicles the extra push to engineer cobalt out of a battery?

Is cobalt becoming its own worst enemy? Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence explores Glencore’s latest move to pull hydroxide supply from the market in the midst of contract negotiating season and what it means for cobalt’s strained relationship with cathode, battery and electric vehicle (EV) producers. ———– On Tuesday 6 November, the wires and social … Continue reading Has Glencore given electric vehicles the extra push to engineer cobalt out of a battery?