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
As China expands its battery supply chain to feed its increasing appetite for electric vehicles, its graphite and anode industry is adapting. In this environment, Inner Mongolia has become the centre of China’s anode production expansions, largely driven by low energy costs relative to other regions.
Battery anodes largely consist … Read more
As a result of the London Metal Exchange (LME) decision on a price provider for its lithium contract, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) issues the following statement from Simon Moores, Managing Director:
“Benchmark Minerals has time and again demonstrated it has the highest quality, most robust process and most respected … Read more
Released: 3 June 2019 |
LONDON, UK | Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is delighted to announce that Mitsuhiro Mori has been appointed Principal Consultant – Asia.
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Mitsuhiro will be responsible for strengthening Benchmark Minerals’ Price Assessment process in Japan and Korea together with analysing … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence recently spoke at “The Battery – Inside Out!” at The Royal Institution in London.
The event, supported by The Faraday Institution, covered: What is a battery? How were they invented? How does a modern battery work? How to make batteries sustainable?
Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores’ … Read more
After many weeks of speculation, official announcements on 23 May from both Umicore and Freeport Cobalt confirm the sale of the Kokkola refinery in Finland to Umicore.
Umicore will purchase the refinery and battery precursor operations from Freeport Cobalt, whilst the cobalt fine powders, ceramics, pigments, chemicals and catalysts activities … Read more
The Benchmark World Tour 2019 concluded its North American leg and the presentations from the events are now available to download.
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 … Read more
By RCS Global Group
Ever since the launch of the OECD Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains thirteen years ago, April has been a critical month in the field of responsible sourcing, and battery minerals have been at the centre of this focus. From copper to cobalt, but also lithium … Read more
US Government Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced bipartisan legislation to secure its mineral resources and supply chains for the country’s 21st century auto and energy industries at the inaugural Benchmark Minerals Summit 2019 in Washington DC.
Senator Murkowski has led the push, in particular in her role as chair of … Read more