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Features, analysis and Benchmark Minerals’ presentations on the entire supply chain from lithium, graphite, cobalt and nickel supply to battery manufacturing, electric vehicles and stationary storage.

COBALT UNDER SIEGE

Cobalt is under siege as production targets are not met and prices continue to fall following a 65% y-o-y plummet in the battery metal price during the past 12 months 

In February ERG announced it would place its Boss Mining operation on care and maintenance and suspend the company’s Chambishi … Read more

AFRICA’S CHALLENGE

An industry dominated by China sees Africa play an increasing role supplying natural flake graphite. How quickly can Africa displace China’s graphite lead?

After a successful Q1, Syrah Resources continues to lead the African graphite charge. 

Syrah beat its Q1 2019 guidance target of 45,000 tonnes of natural flake graphite … Read more

THE EU H2020 FAME PROJECT: MINERAL PROCESSING SOLUTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

This feature explores a European Union (EU) collaboration looking to develop the EU’s mineral processing facilities to bring them in line with the demands of modern industrial developments. By C P Broadbent and K Oliver of Wardell Armstrong International Ltd

FAME was a first-generation Horizon 2020 EU funded research and … Read more

THE NTH DEGREE

In the last issue of the Benchmark Quarterly Review we covered the increasing use of high purity alumina (HPA) – characterised by purity levels such as 99.99% (4N) and 99.999% (5N) – in LEDs and its latest role as a separator material in lithium ion batteries. Here we speak to Read more

SCRAMBLE FOR LITHIUM

At the start of April 2019 Volkswagen and Ganfeng Lithium announced a landmark lithium supply, which is key to the auto giant’s electrification plans.

Volkswagen (VW) has taken a major step in securing the future of its bold electric vehicle (EV) production targets by locking in a long-term lithium supply … Read more

BATTERY METAL SOURCING TOPS AGENDA

BY RCS GLOBAL

While cobalt sourcing remains a critical risk, Vale’s dam disaster in January 2019 spurred a profound change in mining practices.

The launch of the RCS Global Group Responsible Commodities Monitor earlier this year coincided with major evolutions in responsible sourcing of raw materials and particularly battery metals. … Read more

THE ROAD TO ADOPTION

In this article, Adam Panayi, Managing Director of Rho Motion, analyses the obstacles to mass adoption of electric vehicles, current battery trends, and how increasing energy density will propel electric vehicles into the mainstream.

News of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution is everywhere, with government targets being set to reduce … Read more

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