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The Benchmark AGM 2022: CEO Comment

It is the Benchmark AGM Week, which means all roads lead to Oxford. I wanted to share a glimpse into the people joining a world class business, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.

Last year at the Benchmark AGM 2021 we launched Project Skyfall – a complete evolution blueprint for the company and … Read more

Automakers’ ESG woes grow over Indonesian nickel

Automakers are facing growing scrutiny over their use of Indonesian nickel as Tesla received an open letter from environmental groups outlining their concerns with nickel production in the country.

Electric vehicle manufacturers are increasingly looking to Indonesia to meet their growing nickel requirements, with Ford and Volkswagen announcing nickel supply … Read more

Benchmark ranks lithium producers in new ESG report

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched its first report that ranks global lithium producers based on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria within the lithium supply chain.

The report aims to set new standards in the lithium industry through an ESG lens and provide clarity to the complicated ESG landscape. To Read more

Flake graphite production in Africa set to overtake China this decade

Africa could overtake China as the world’s largest producer of natural graphite for lithium ion batteries as soon as 2026, according to Benchmark, in a sign of the continent’s growing importance to the electric vehicle supply chain.

Benchmark forecasts Africa to increase its share of global graphite production from 15% … Read more

Benchmark opens annual public consultation season for comment on its market leading price assessment methodologies

Following the continued evolution of the lithium ion battery supply chain, and as part of its rolling methodology review process, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence announces the opening of the 2022 annual public consultation period, for comment on Benchmark’s market-leading Price Assessment Methodologies for lithium, nickel, cobalt, and graphite.

This annual consultation … Read more