Benchmark Mineral Intelligence‘s cobalt and cathodes analyst, Caspar Rawles was recently cited in an article written by CNBC science journalist, Robert Ferris “Electric vehicle demand leads to skyrocketing number of lithium ion battery megafactories around the world” The article discusses a recent Benchmark blog post regarding the ‘Global battery arms race’ and the development of … Continue reading Benchmark cited in CNBC on the global battery arms race
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 on a multi-gigawatt scale. These … Continue reading Rise of the lithium ion battery megafactories: what does 2018 hold?
The following excerpt was written by Simon Rees of Rees Media and published in Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Q4 magazine. To download the full article, click here. To subscribe to Benchmark | Membership, click here. At the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a wondrous new metal wowed the crowds: aluminium. The enthusiasm surrounding it belied the decades … Continue reading Real World Graphene
A new report by Amnesty International has uncovered human rights abuses by one of the world’s leading cobalt producers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Ltd, a mining group partly owned by the Chinese government, has been accused of selling cobalt sourced from child labor into major battery production facilities in China, Japan and South Korea. … Continue reading Cobalt brings tech giants’ supply chains into the spotlight
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As part of our Supply Chain 20/20 initiative, Benchmark launches a new white paper examining the impact of disruptive technology on critical raw materials As leading global companies such as Apple, Google and Tesla Motors push forward with the commercialisation of new, disruptive technologies, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence analyses the impact this is having on critical raw … Continue reading Disruptive Technology: Supply Chain Impact
15 June 2015, Essen, Germany: Benchmark invited to speak on graphite’s position in the foundry market at IMFORMED seminar > Free battery supply chain seminars > Join our new Linked In Group > Benchmark Twitter Readers of Benchmark Notes receive a 10% discount by quoting “Benchmark” when ordering here. Early bird registration ends this Friday, save €125 Benchmark Mineral Intelligence … Continue reading Benchmark to speak at foundry seminar, Germany