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
Today, there has been some high-profile news articles on Rio Tinto’s second lithium foray as it brings to life a lithium tailings project and chemical plant at California’s largest open pit mine, adding to the Jadar project in Serbia.
Rio Tinto has been mining borates in Boron, California since 1872 … Read more
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
The Benchmark World Tour 2019 recently visited Australia and Asia with seven stops in two weeks. Presentations from the events are now available to download below.
Please find links to the presentations through the link below. Many of the industry presentations are free to download. A Benchmark Membership subscription is … Read more
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