Category Archives: Lithium

DOWNLOAD: Lithium, cobalt prices enter new period of volatility as era of EV begins; vanadium awaits lithium ion moment

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 for lithium ion supply chain … Continue reading DOWNLOAD: Lithium, cobalt prices enter new period of volatility as era of EV begins; vanadium awaits lithium ion moment

Benchmark Minerals features on the Global Lithium Podcast

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Simon Moores, Managing Director, and Andy Miller, Senior Analyst, were recently invited onto the Global Lithium Podcast. In the podcast the Benchmark team discussed lithium prices inside and outside of China, how lithium prices are determined, and whether the a lithium spot price is a misnomer. We also discussed the outlook for … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals features on the Global Lithium Podcast

China’s Lithium price decline is not the full picture to an industry surging

The downturn in Chinese lithium prices since the start of the year has left many questioning the future of a market which has experienced its biggest upturn in history since late-2015. It has also led to many false conclusions about what is really happening to the lithium price. When lithium prices began to spike in … Continue reading China’s Lithium price decline is not the full picture to an industry surging

A new era for commodities as sustained lithium price run marks onset of EV demand – Benchmark Minerals

Prices of lithium carbonate, a key lithium ion battery raw material, have increased nearly 40% in the last 12 months as a wave of global electric vehicle (EV) production begins to have a sustained impact on the industry. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Lithium Carbonate South America (99%, FOB) price – a region which accounts for 68% … Continue reading A new era for commodities as sustained lithium price run marks onset of EV demand – Benchmark Minerals

Plight of the PRA and how Benchmark became the lithium industry’s reference price

Since its inception in 2014, the rise of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence as the lithium industry’s reference price has been the ideal case study for how the commodities publishing industry is changing. Scandals such as libor and credit ratings fixes have brought scrutiny (and with it a police raid) on commodity price publishers. This has resulted … Continue reading Plight of the PRA and how Benchmark became the lithium industry’s reference price

Albemarle to keynote Benchmark’s 2nd annual lithium ion battery supply chain conference 

We are delighted to announce that Albemarle Corp, the world’s leading lithium producer and downstream battery grade chemicals manufacturer, will speak at Cathodes 2018 on Wednesday 24 October 2018, Newport Beach, CA.  John Mitchell, Albemarle’s President of Lithium & Advanced Materials, and his lithium supply chain team will present on the challenges and opportunities large … Continue reading Albemarle to keynote Benchmark’s 2nd annual lithium ion battery supply chain conference 

China’s Qinghai targets mammoth lithium carbonate expansion – Benchmark Minerals to visit

Announcing Benchmark’s Lithium field Trip 2018: from May 20-25 2018, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is organizing a lithium field trip which will include trips to Qinghai Salt Lakes and meetings with the management.  Contact Albert (Qi) Li for more details: [email protected] Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co.,Ltd has revealed a huge expansion plan in China in a … Continue reading China’s Qinghai targets mammoth lithium carbonate expansion – Benchmark Minerals to visit

Electric Car Boom Drives Rush to Mining’s $90 Billion Hub – Benchmark quoted in Bloomberg article

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been quoted in an article written by Melbourne-based Bloomberg News reporter, David Stringer. The article focuses on international investment into Australia’s spodumene lithium space and likens it to the Middle East oil rush of the 1960s and 1970s. The article quotes Benchmark’s Managing Director, Simon Moores, and can be viewed here in the August … Continue reading Electric Car Boom Drives Rush to Mining’s $90 Billion Hub – Benchmark quoted in Bloomberg article

Benchmark Minerals and Bloomberg reach agreement to cite lithium prices

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Bloomberg to publish lithium prices on the company’s terminal platform. The Bloomberg Terminal is the world’s leading system for industry professionals, primarily from the financial services sector, to analyse real time market data and commodity prices. Until now, this system has … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals and Bloomberg reach agreement to cite lithium prices

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 as well as the Model … Continue reading Bigger than Giga: Tesla’s plan for 3 more battery megafactories