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China’s Qinghai targets mammoth lithium carbonate expansion – Benchmark Minerals to visit

Announcing Benchmark’s Lithium field Trip 2018: from May 20-25 2018, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is organizing a lithium field trip which will include trips to Qinghai Salt Lakes and meetings with the management.  Contact Albert (Qi) Li for more details: ali@benchmarkminerals.com Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co.,Ltd has revealed a huge expansion plan in China in a […]

Announcement: Benchmark launches new prices for lithium carbonate battery grade, technical grade and spodumene concentrate

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to announce the introduction of three additional prices to our Lithium Price Assessment service: Lithium carbonate (battery grade), EXW China Lithium carbonate (technical grade), EXW China Spodumene (6% Li2O), FOB Australia Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has added these three new lithium prices to its monthly Price Assessment service to increase coverage […]

Announcement: Benchmark to assess new lithium ion battery anode grades

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to introduce two additional uncoated spherical graphite prices to our monthly Graphite Price Assessment service: Uncoated spherical graphite, 99.95% C, 10 microns Uncoated spherical graphite, 99.95% C, 25 microns Benchmark has added these two new uncoated spherical graphite prices to its monthly Price Assessment service in order to increase coverage […]

Lithium ion batteries are now selling for under $140/kWh – New York hears on Benchmark World Tour 2017

The price of large orders for mainstream lithium ion battery cells has fallen to $139/kWh, Sam Jaffe, Managing Director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors explained to institutional investors on the Benchmark World Tour 2017 in New York. While lithium ion battery prices can still range significantly, large orders from major electric vehicle manufacturers are fast […]

China begins graphite overhaul

China has begun an overhaul of its graphite industry by removing an export tax on flake graphite and introducing a pollution levy that will become law. China’s Ministry of Commerce announced in late-December that it was to remove a 20% duty on natural graphite exports from 2017 onwards, in a move which is expected to […]