Category Archives: Batteries

EV battery arms race enters new gear with 115 megafactories, Europe sees most rapid growth

  • Benchmark launches Battery Megafactories Europe 2020 Conference, 17-18 June 2020, Berlin, Germany
  • Europe’s planned lithium ion cell battery capacity surges in 2019 to 348GWh
  • China continues to dominate adding 564GWh by 2028
  • Total lithium ion battery capacity in pipeline equals 39m EVs by 2029

The world has entered a new … 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

Benchmark hails overwhelming reaction to Senate hearing on energy, EV supply chains

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has welcomed the overwhelming reaction to the US Senate hearing on Tuesday 5 February in Washington, DC, which focused on electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains.

Led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the hearing was the first of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural … Read more

Who is winning the global lithium ion battery arms race?

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) has caused upheaval in the lithium ion battery industry.

Before Elon Musk announced Tesla’s intention to build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery plant, The Gigafactory 1, lithium ion batteries were somewhat of a cottage industry geared to supplying a mobile consumer market for … Read more

Benchmark Minerals invited to speak at The Royal Institution on rise of the lithium ion battery

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been invited to speak at a special event for the UK public being held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.

The Battery – Inside Out is an event supported by new UK battery initiative, The Faraday Institution, taking place on Tuesday 12 March … Read more

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Has Glencore given electric vehicles the extra push to engineer cobalt out of a battery?

Is cobalt becoming its own worst enemy? Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence explores Glencore’s latest move to pull hydroxide supply from the market in the midst of contract negotiating season and what it means for cobalt’s strained relationship with cathode, battery and electric vehicle (EV) producers.

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Benchmark Minerals’ Simon Moores talks lithium ion battery megafactories with Cobalt27

Benchmark’s Simon Moores recently featured in an interview with Cobalt27 and spoke about the emergence of lithium ion battery megafactories, where the demand is coming from and the implications for raw material supply chains.

In the Q&A Simon explains how in 2014 Benchmark Mineral Intelligence coined the term megafactories and … Read more

Wake up or be disrupted: BYD’s Micheal Austin keynotes Benchmark Minerals Week 2018, warns lithium ion battery industry

It was a pleasure for the Benchmark Minerals team to welcome Micheal Austin, BYD America’s Vice President as the keynote to Cathodes 2018, the world’s leading lithium ion battery and electric vehicle supply chain conference.

Since 2007 when Micheal joined BYD, he has been a true pioneer in the electric … Read more