Category Archives: Benchmark

Benchmark cited in CNBC on the global battery arms race

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 … Read more

Rise of the lithium ion battery megafactories: what does 2018 hold?

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

Cobalt brings tech giants’ supply chains into the spotlight

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 … Read more