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
The Benchmark World Tour 2019 recently visited London and Frankfurt and presentations are now available to download.
Please find links to the presentations below. Many of the industry presentations are free to download. To access Benchmark Mineral Intelligence and keynote speaker presentations you need to be a Benchmark Membership subscriber.… Read more
Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores, recently appeared on Al Jazeera News to discuss lithium, batteries and electric vehicles.
Asked whether there is enough lithium to meet electric vehicle demand. Moores said, “Lithium isn’t rare. The question is getting it out of the ground in economic quantities. At the moment … Read more
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