Mark Beveridge joins Benchmark Minerals from CRU as its electric vehicle supply chain strategy division grows

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

Lithium Price Index

How does the electric vehicle supply chain use Benchmark Minerals lithium prices in contracts?

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

Glencore’s revamped GEM deal could leave electric vehicle makers short of sustainable cobalt

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

Responsible sourcing progresses despite setbacks linked to army intervention in DRC industrial mines

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

Will Plunkett joins from Argus Media as Benchmark Minerals ramps up price licensing for lithium, cobalt, graphite, and nickel

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

Battery megafactory capacity in the pipeline exceeds 2 TWh as solid state makes first appearance

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

Ernst & Young awards highest IOSCO assurance for Benchmark Minerals’ lithium prices

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