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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

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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?

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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

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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

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

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HAVE WE UNDERESTIMATED THE ENERGY STORAGE MARKET?

BENCHMARK WORLD TOUR COMES TO ASIA & AUSTRALIA IN SEPTEMBER WITH A FOCUS ON ESS VERSUS EV The Benchmark World Tour 2018 will soon be arriving in Asia and Australia. This year we will have a specialist focus on the energy storage market and the competing battery technologies including vanadium flow, lithium ion and more! … Continue reading HAVE WE UNDERESTIMATED THE ENERGY STORAGE MARKET?

Benchmark World Tour 2018 | Europe – Download presentations here

The Benchmark World Tour 2018 completed its European leg in June with three events across London and Berlin. The events were varied in content and spanned the entire lithium ion battery and electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. Our first stop with UBS focused on the  EV and battery thematic and how the advantages of the lithium … Continue reading Benchmark World Tour 2018 | Europe – Download presentations here

Big Oil publicly acknowledges lithium for first time, cites lithium industry reference price

For the first time ever, the oil industry has acknowledged lithium and electric vehicle battery raw materials via BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy 2018. The oil industry major’s energy reports and insight are some of the world’s most anticipated pieces of research. They consist of multiple bodies of work produced by world class analysts … Continue reading Big Oil publicly acknowledges lithium for first time, cites lithium industry reference price