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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]