Monthly Archives: December 2015

EV surge sees China top Japan as No.1 battery separator producer

China has overtaken Japan as the world’s leading producer of battery separators amid strong demand from lithium-ion batteries used in cars. The country’s incredible surge in production of low emissions vehicles in 2015 has seen it overtake in the US as the leading producer with annual growth of 290% compared to 2014. China is expected […]

Benchmark/IMFORMED launch Graphite Supply Chain 2016

Register today at:  Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is proud to announce its first partnership with IMFORMED to launch Graphite Supply Chain 2016, a high value conference and workshop for the natural graphite industry. Taking place from 13-15 November 2016 at Newport Beach, USA, Graphite Supply Chain 2016 will analyse graphite’s price trends, supply and demand […]

Goldman Sachs: Wind & solar the “new shale gas”

Leading investment bank publishes The Low Carbon Economy // Benchmark advises on the lithium and battery supply chains // Solar and wind “the new shale gas” // Albemarle and Tesla identified as investment targets // ——————————— Goldman Sachs has declared wind and solar power industries the “new shale gas” in its first ever published opinion on […]