Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mineral Supply Chain

Disruptive Technology: Supply Chain Impact

As part of our Supply Chain 20/20 initiative, Benchmark launches a new white paper examining the impact of disruptive technology on critical raw materials As leading global companies such as Apple, Google and Tesla Motors push forward with the commercialisation of new, disruptive technologies, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence analyses the impact this is having on critical raw … Continue reading Disruptive Technology: Supply Chain Impact

Benchmark to speak at foundry seminar, Germany

15 June 2015, Essen, Germany: Benchmark invited to speak on graphite’s position in the foundry market at IMFORMED seminar > Free battery supply chain seminars > Join our new Linked In Group > Benchmark Twitter Readers of Benchmark Notes receive a 10% discount by quoting “Benchmark” when ordering here. Early bird registration ends this Friday, save €125 Benchmark Mineral Intelligence … Continue reading Benchmark to speak at foundry seminar, Germany

China delays flake graphite restarts

Winter conditions prolong flake graphite production slowdown; prices slide as suppliers offload inventories > Free battery supply chain seminars > Join our new Linked In Group > Benchmark Twitter Much of China’s flake graphite production remains offline following a prolonged suspension of operations in many areas due to severe winter conditions. While the closures have eased pressure … Continue reading China delays flake graphite restarts

Tesla evolves with low cost utility battery launch

Last night Tesla Motors launched a new range of batteries that can power homes and commercial buildings at a fraction of the expected cost. The new division called Tesla Energy was revealed by CEO Elon Musk in California only ten hours ago and with it two battery product lines – The Powerwall and The Powerpack. The Powerwall is … Continue reading Tesla evolves with low cost utility battery launch