Category Archives: Cobalt

Financial Times cites Benchmark on cobalt’s role in electric vehicles, solid state batteries

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Caspar Rawles, Analyst, and Simon Moores, Managing Director, were today cited in an article in the Financial Times.

The article, Electric cars: the race to replace cobalt, covers cobalt’s current and future role in the lithium ion and solid state battery technologies and its supply chain … Read more

Nickel v cobalt: The secret EV battle for the lithium ion battery

There is a low profile battle occurring between raw material miners and chemical manufacturers for the future of the lithium ion battery.
There is battery tug of war between nickel and cobalt that is being driven by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers’ desire to cut battery cell costs and increase energy
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Benchmark launches cobalt industry’s first ever battery metal price

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has initiated coverage on cobalt metal pricing by launching a Cobalt Battery Metal price to be included as part of Benchmark’s industry leading service, Cobalt Price Assessment.

Benchmark’s cobalt battery metal price tracks the metal products most suited to be converted into cobalt chemicals and used … Read more

BASF targets cathode supply security with Norilsk nickel & cobalt negotiations

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

Bigger than Giga: Tesla’s plan for 3 more battery megafactories

Tesla’s latest financial results not only painted a rosy picture for the clean energy crusader in 2016 but also hinted at significant future infrastructure expansions putting further strain on already stretched raw material markets.

In January production of Tesla’s new 2170 cell – which will be used in energy storage … Read more

Do DRC politics spell further price rises for Cobalt? Why 19 December is a date to mark…

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has initiated its cobalt coverage and anticipates to begin monthly price assessments for cobalt chemicals used in lithium ion battery cathodes by Q1 2017.

For more information contact Caspar Rawles, Analyst, [email protected] (@CDMRawles


Political rumblings in the DRC may have a major impact on … Read more