Lithium and cobalt prices are experiencing a new period of volatility as prices crest from post-2010 highs. Both speciality minerals that are key components in an electric vehicle’s lithium ion battery began to see a downward turn in 2018.
The Benchmark World Tour 2018 – the world’s leading investor forum … Read more
Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 is coming of age.
The ramp up of the battery megafactory in Nevada to a production level of 15GWh and a run rate of 20GWh by end-2018 will make the lithium ion plant the world’s largest.
Despite Tesla’s significant progress in adding new global lithium ion battery … Read more
We are delighted to announce that General Motors, one of the world’s leading auto OEMs, will speak at Graphite + Anodes 2018 on Monday 22 October 2018 in Newport Beach, CA.
Dr Saad Hasan, Advanced Technology Engineer at General Motors, will present on developments in EV battery technologies and … Read more
Korean battery major LG Chem and China’s Huayou Cobalt have announced a huge deal to launch two plants that will have a significant bearing on the lithium ion battery industry’s cathode direction.
The partnership will see a 40,000 tpa lithium ion battery precursor plant and a 40,000 tpa cathode plant … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence received an honorable mention in Mining Journal’s annual ranking of the most influential people in the mining industry for 2017.
China’s premier, Xi Jinping, claimed to top spot with US president Donald Trump, second. Meanwhile Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, made his first appearance in … Read more
Since Benchmark Mineral Intelligence coined the term Battery Megafactory in 2014 the landscape of the lithium ion battery industry has changed significantly.
Early on, Benchmark noticed a step change in the way battery supply and demand was developing and the corresponding growth in the size of planned cell production plants … Read more
Al Gore’s fund, Generation Investment Management, has released a new report outlining the opportunities in sustainability trends such as electric vehicles (EVs), lithium ion batteries, and renewable energy.
The report uses Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data on lithium ion battery megafactories being built around the world and trading activities in Asia.… Read more
This morning in Asia, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence made the cover story of China’s largest read English-language title, China Daily.
The feature “Pole Position: From vehicle manufacturing and sales to battery production, China is racing ahead in the electric car industry” was written by industry journalist, Robert Blain, for China Daily, … Read more
Chemicals and cathodes giant BASF announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Russian nickel behemoth Norilsk Nickel for the supply of nickel and cobalt for the next generation of battery cathode materials, to be produced in Europe.
In a press release dated 27th June, the world’s leading chemical … Read more