China has overtaken Japan as the world’s leading producer of battery separators amid strong demand from lithium-ion batteries used in cars.
The country’s incredible surge in production of low emissions vehicles in 2015 has seen it overtake in the US as the leading producer with annual growth of 290% compared … Read more
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Download our Q2 magazine which analyses the crackdown on conflict minerals in Europe, the fragile structure of these markets and the logistics involved in transporting them around the world
With Europe set to follow in US footsteps with the introduction of conflict mineral legislation, the sustainability of critical mineral markets … Read more
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched its first magazine issue which is free to download.
The quarterly publication is part of an annual Membership that specialises in critical minerals and metals, disruptive technology and emerging markets.
Benchmark will go beyond the news which is widely reported and direct to the core … Read more
The rapid uptake of smartphones over the last 10 years can hold some valuable lessons for those involved in emerging battery markets.
While some participants may still feel battery technology is not good enough to play any pivotal role besides its uses today, the reality is portable and stationary batteries … Read more
Deutsche Bank believes we are at the dawn of a new auto era with “unprecedented technological and regulatory change” set to come in the next 5 years.
In a new report viewed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence that analyses the electric vehicle (EV) supply chain, the banking and financial services group … Read more
From Shenzhen, China
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence can reveal that China’s share of global natural graphite output will fall by 15% this year to levels not seen since the mid-1990s when the country began exporting to international markets.
2014 will see output fall to 70% of the world’s share from an … Read more
Global battery production is expected to receive a turbo boost in the next three years as some of the world’s biggest corporations and disruptive technology companies prepare major entries into the market.
Tesla Motors, LG Chem and Foxconn Technology Group are all constructing what can be described as battery super-plants … Read more
China – the world’s leading producer of rare earth elements – has revealed that 40% of its supply used in high strength magnets is from illegally mined sources in the country.
The figure was revealed by rare earths expert Prof. Dudley Kingsnorth of Industrial Minerals Company of Australia (IMCOA) at … Read more