Monthly Archives: December 2015

Faraday’s Future begins with $1bn EV plant in Nevada

Tesla Motors’ mysterious rival to come out of the shadows in 2016, but what does this mean for lithium-ion batteries at a time when the Gigafactory is set for launch // 31 December 2015 // This article is taken from Benchmark Magazine, a quarertly publication as part of a Benchmark Membership. To subscribe contact info@benchmarkminerals.com  ——— … Continue reading Faraday’s Future begins with $1bn EV plant in Nevada

VW’s redemption lies in electric cars & flat battery packs

Eye of the storm: VW may pin hopes on electric vehicles and new battery pack design to revitalise embattled brand /// By Simon Rees in Toronto /// Ships threatened by storms are positioned to face the wind as the captain down to the lowliest rating brace themselves for impact. The storm created by Volkswagen’s (VW) … Continue reading VW’s redemption lies in electric cars & flat battery packs

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

Benchmark/IMFORMED launch Graphite Supply Chain 2016

Register today at: www.benchmarkminerals.com/Graphite2016  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 … Continue reading Benchmark/IMFORMED launch Graphite Supply Chain 2016

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