Financial Times cites Benchmark on cobalt’s role in electric vehicles, solid state batteries

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Caspar Rawles, Analyst, and Simon Moores, Managing Director, were today cited in an article in the Financial Times. The article, Electric cars: the race to replace cobalt, covers cobalt’s current and future role in the lithium ion and solid state battery technologies and its supply chain and the challenges it faces with the … Continue reading Financial Times cites Benchmark on cobalt’s role in electric vehicles, solid state batteries

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Tesla’s Gigafactory to be world’s biggest battery plant, but China will dominate electric vehicle lithium ion production for next decade

Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 is coming of age. The ramp up of the battery megafactory in Nevada to a production level of 15GWh and a run rate of 20GWh by end-2018 will make the lithium ion plant the world’s largest. Despite Tesla’s significant progress in adding new global lithium ion battery capacity, the megafactories in China … Continue reading Tesla’s Gigafactory to be world’s biggest battery plant, but China will dominate electric vehicle lithium ion production for next decade

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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?

General Motors to keynote Benchmark’s annual lithium ion battery supply chain conference

We are delighted to announce that General Motors, one of the world’s leading auto OEMs, will speak at Graphite + Anodes 2018 on Monday 22 October 2018 in Newport Beach, CA. Dr Saad Hasan, Advanced Technology Engineer at General Motors, will present on developments in EV battery technologies and the future for lithium-ion anode materials. … Continue reading General Motors to keynote Benchmark’s annual lithium ion battery supply chain conference

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

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

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

Benchmark’s lithium ion battery & EV world tour arrives in London & Berlin

The Benchmark World Tour 2018 arrives in Europe this week with three events in London and Berlin. The events are varied in content and span the entire lithium ion battery and electric vehicle (EV) supply chain. Benchmark will host its first World Tour stop on Monday 18 June @ 1030 with UBS > Sign up … Continue reading Benchmark’s lithium ion battery & EV world tour arrives in London & Berlin

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

Nickel v cobalt: The secret EV battle for the lithium ion battery

There is a low profile battle occurring between raw material miners and chemical manufacturers for the future of the lithium ion battery. There is battery tug of war between nickel and cobalt that is being driven by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers’ desire to cut battery cell costs and increase energy density. But the push to … Continue reading Nickel v cobalt: The secret EV battle for the lithium ion battery