Monthly Archives: January 2016

Real World Graphene

The following excerpt was written by Simon Rees of Rees Media and published in Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Q4 magazine. To download the full article, click here. To subscribe to Benchmark | Membership, click here. At the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a wondrous new metal wowed the crowds: aluminium. The enthusiasm surrounding it belied the decades […]

Cobalt brings tech giants’ supply chains into the spotlight

A new report by Amnesty International has uncovered human rights abuses by one of the world’s leading cobalt producers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Ltd, a mining group partly owned by the Chinese government, has been accused of selling cobalt sourced from child labor into major battery production facilities in China, Japan and South Korea. […]