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
Here we take a look at recent developments in the lithium ion battery supply chain in China, followed with details of Benchmark’s upcoming field trip.
Benchmark Minerals’ China Lithium Field Trip 2019 field trip could not be timelier as China’s role in the lithium ion battery supply chain becomes increasingly … Read more
Honda has described “unprecedented changes” in the automotive industry – also known as the rise of electric vehicles (EV) – as the decisive factor behind closing its UK manufacturing plant in Swindon, together with its operation in Turkey by 2021.
While the Honda closure has been seen as symbolic amidst … Read more