Monthly Archives: July 2015

LG Chem stakes claim in China EV battery push

Andrew Miller in London LG Chem, one of the world’s leading battery producers, has struck an agreement to supply lithium-ion packs into China’s burgeoning industry, which is expected to see orders exceed 200,000 by 2017 – twice the capacity of the megafactory the company is constructing in Jiangsu province. It follows a series of similar agreements with Chinese automotive manufacturers that are eager to secure supply … Continue reading LG Chem stakes claim in China EV battery push

Hong Kong to host battery supply chain briefing

> Sign up for Hong Kong Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will host an exclusive breakfast briefing in Hong Kong on Thursday 8 October 2015 as part of our World Tour 2015 series. Taking place at one of The Peninsula Hong Kong‘s exclusive breakfast rooms, the free meeting will discuss investment opportunities in the battery supply chain from mine to market including graphite, … Continue reading Hong Kong to host battery supply chain briefing

Europe’s conflict minerals conundrum

The EU will have to tread carefully when considering which minerals and countries to include in its upcoming conflict minerals legislation. Many of these industries are niche and inflexible meaning any swift and significant change will likely have a negative impact on the EU and on the source country that the legislation is designed to … Continue reading Europe’s conflict minerals conundrum

Toronto to host battery seminar and graphite field trip

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will host a free seminar in Toronto on Thursday 24 September 2015 as part of our World Tour 2015 series.  Taking place at One King West Hotel & Residence in Toronto’s downtown, the exclusive meeting will discuss investment opportunities in the battery supply chain from mine to market. Hear from the industry’s independent experts … Continue reading Toronto to host battery seminar and graphite field trip

Tesla Powerwall priced for impact not profit

In Q2 2015, Tesla Motors made its foray into home energy storage in a move which saw it evolve from a high-end electric vehicle manufacturer. The most surprising detail about the launch of the Powerwall, a lithium-ion battery that can power your home, was the price. The starting price of $3,000 for a 7kWh Powerwall or $3,500 … Continue reading Tesla Powerwall priced for impact not profit

Benchmark World Tour dates announced

Dissecting the battery revolution: Free, global seminars focusing on battery raw materials, supply chain challenges and opportunities > SPONSOR & SPEAK > DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE  Dates* London  10 September 2015 (click to attend) New York  17 September 2015 (click to attend) Toronto   24 September 2015 (click to attend) Vancouver  1 October 2015 (click to attend) Hong Kong  8 … Continue reading Benchmark World Tour dates announced

Benchmark launches graphite price index

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has launched a new annual subscription service that allows customers to accurately track supply, demand and prices in the graphite industry. Benchmark | Data – Graphite is a comprehensive, monthly service that tracks:  Market prices for the key flake graphite grades Monthly production volumes by country Benchmark’s monthly outlook Key demand indicators A key … Continue reading Benchmark launches graphite price index