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Announced: China Graphite + Anodes Field Trip 2019

China’s graphite industry is changing. Benchmark’s Graphite + Anodes Tield Trip, Inner Mongolia & Shanxi, 3-7 June 2019 Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to announce that this year’s China Graphite + Anodes Field Trip will be held in Inner Mongolia and Shanxi provinces from 3-7 June 2019. The trip will examine the full supply chain … Continue reading Announced: China Graphite + Anodes Field Trip 2019

China Becomes Major Lithium Carbonate Exporter, Benchmark Announces China Lithium Field Trip 2019

Here we take a look at recent developments in the lithium ion battery supply chain in China, followed with details of Benchmark’s upcoming field trip. Benchmark Minerals’ China Lithium Field Trip 2019 field trip could not be timelier as China’s role in the lithium ion battery supply chain becomes increasingly prominent. For the first time … Continue reading China Becomes Major Lithium Carbonate Exporter, Benchmark Announces China Lithium Field Trip 2019

Benchmark cited by members of US International Trade Commission: graphite, cobalt & EVs

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been cited by members of the United States International Trade Commission in the Journal of International Commerce and Economics. The research paper “The Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries” in the Journal of International Commerce and Economics, December 2018, explores the electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain. The timely paper is summarised as: … Continue reading Benchmark cited by members of US International Trade Commission: graphite, cobalt & EVs

US Senate Energy Storage

US Senate summons Benchmark for hearing: energy storage supply chains, impact on lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will return to the US Senate in early February for a second hearing in 14 months on the supply chain for EV lithium ion batteries and the energy storage revolution. Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores, has been summoned by the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to testify on … Continue reading US Senate summons Benchmark for hearing: energy storage supply chains, impact on lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel

Benchmark Minerals launches new Lithium Price Index

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is delighted to announce that we have launched the new Benchmark Lithium Price Index, adding to our regularly published lithium industry reference price. The new Benchmark Lithium Price Index will provide a comparison of the global weighted average price of the 10 lithium chemical grades published by Benchmark against a base month … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals launches new Lithium Price Index

Big oil and lithium

Are Big Oil, Auto & Energy the next major investors for lithium?

Comment for Benchmark Members  This comment article is taken from Benchmark’s Membership service. To become a Member and gain access to exclusive analysis, comment, presentation archive and a hard copy magazine – email Robert Colbourn – [email protected]  Lithium is entering its fourth year in what is widely expected to be a ten-year investment cycle to … Continue reading Are Big Oil, Auto & Energy the next major investors for lithium?

EV Parking Bay

Has Glencore given electric vehicles the extra push to engineer cobalt out of a battery?

Is cobalt becoming its own worst enemy? Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence explores Glencore’s latest move to pull hydroxide supply from the market in the midst of contract negotiating season and what it means for cobalt’s strained relationship with cathode, battery and electric vehicle (EV) producers. ———– On Tuesday 6 November, the wires and social … Continue reading Has Glencore given electric vehicles the extra push to engineer cobalt out of a battery?

Exchange traded lithium: What are Benchmark Minerals’ key points for the LME?

A new way to trade lithium is under discussion. As part of the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) bid to launch a lithium cash-settled contract, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been shortlisted in the final three participants to provide an independent lithium market price. Benchmark Minerals’ Andy Miller, Senior Analyst, and Simon Moores, Managing Director, were invited to … Continue reading Exchange traded lithium: What are Benchmark Minerals’ key points for the LME?

Benchmark Minerals’ lithium presentation to London Metal Exchange – Download & watch now

As part of the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) bid to launch a lithium cash-settled contract, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been shortlisted in the final three participants to provide an independent lithium market price. Benchmark Minerals’ Andy Miller, Senior Analyst, and Simon Moores, Managing Director, were invited to LME Week 2018 to present: Benchmark Lithium Index … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals’ lithium presentation to London Metal Exchange – Download & watch now

Processing lithium carbonate in Argentina

Lithium Prices, IOSCO, and exchange traded lithium: the rush to join the lithium pricing industry

Q&A with Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Managing Director, Simon Moores, on assessing lithium prices, the role of IOSCO and the rush to join Benchmark in the lithium pricing industry. A trend of late has been the emergence of the “PRA”. Why is every commodity publisher keen to be seen as this? The past two years have … Continue reading Lithium Prices, IOSCO, and exchange traded lithium: the rush to join the lithium pricing industry