Monthly Archives: June 2016

June rainfall eases processing problems in China graphite hub

Pressures on the processing capacities of flake graphite producers in Shandong province – the second largest producing region in China – have been eased by rainfall which has improved access to water. A drought in Pingdu county – one of two flake graphite producing areas in China’s processing capital – saw producers report problems in … Continue reading June rainfall eases processing problems in China graphite hub

Note of thanks: London & Dresden lithium ion battery supply chain seminars

By Simon Moores We received an amazing reception in London and Dresden where 176 delegates heard from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence and its speaker / sponsors on the lithium ion battery supply chain. Not only was the number of delegates higher than in 2015, the quality of attendees was noteworthy from institutional investors, hedge funds, leading … Continue reading Note of thanks: London & Dresden lithium ion battery supply chain seminars

Elon Musk: Our lithium ion batteries should be called Nickel-Graphite…

… Yet Tesla executives fail to allay lithium shortage fears // Tesla CEO Elon Musk and CTO JB Straubel have attempted to play down the role of lithium in a lithium ion battery, but could have inadvertently given themselves further supply headaches. In response to a question of whether there is enough lithium supply, Musk … Continue reading Elon Musk: Our lithium ion batteries should be called Nickel-Graphite…