All posts by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

LG Chem / Huayou cobalt deal reshapes cathode landscape for electric vehicle batteries

Korean battery major LG Chem and China’s Huayou Cobalt have announced a huge deal to launch two plants that will have a significant bearing on the lithium ion battery industry’s cathode direction. The partnership will see a 40,000 tpa lithium ion battery precursor plant and a 40,000 tpa cathode plant being constructed within China over […]

Benchmark launches cobalt industry’s first ever battery metal price

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has initiated coverage on cobalt metal pricing by launching a Cobalt Battery Metal price to be included as part of Benchmark’s industry leading service, Cobalt Price Assessment. Benchmark’s cobalt battery metal price tracks the metal products most suited to be converted into cobalt chemicals and used in the lithium ion battery supply […]

Albemarle to keynote Benchmark’s 2nd annual lithium ion battery supply chain conference 

We are delighted to announce that Albemarle Corp, the world’s leading lithium producer and downstream battery grade chemicals manufacturer, will speak at Cathodes 2018 on Wednesday 24 October 2018, Newport Beach, CA.  John Mitchell, Albemarle’s President of Lithium & Advanced Materials, and his lithium supply chain team will present on the challenges and opportunities large […]

Deutsche Bank partners with Benchmark for World Tour 2018; Lithium ion, solid state, vanadium flow batteries on agenda

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is delighted to announce the dates for the North America leg of the Benchmark World Tour 2018.  In its fourth year, the tour will this year focus on the supply chains for the next generation of battery technologies, specifically focusing on solid state and vanadium flow and we will partner with Deutsche Bank […]

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence signs expert China Analyst to expand lithium, graphite anode and cobalt prices

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the market leaders in price assessments for the lithium ion battery supply chain, has signed Albert (Qi) Li as its new China Analyst. Benchmark, which is globally known for its monthly price assessments and market intelligence on the key battery and electric vehicle raw materials of lithium, graphite and cobalt – has […]

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence launches lithium and battery supply chain forecasting and consultancy division

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the market leaders in price assessments for the lithium ion battery supply chain, has signed Andy Leyland as its new Head of Forecasting. Benchmark – globally known for its monthly price assessments and market intelligence on the key battery and electric vehicle raw materials of lithium, graphite and cobalt – has established […]

Benchmark cited in CNBC on the global battery arms race

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence‘s cobalt and cathodes analyst, Caspar Rawles was recently cited in an article written by CNBC science journalist, Robert Ferris “Electric vehicle demand leads to skyrocketing number of lithium ion battery megafactories around the world” The article discusses a recent Benchmark blog post regarding the ‘Global battery arms race’ and the development of […]

Mining Journal’s Top 20 Most Influential People in Mining 2017; Benchmark Mineral Intelligence gets honorable mention

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence received an honorable mention in Mining Journal’s annual ranking of the most influential people in the mining industry for 2017. China’s premier, Xi Jinping, claimed to top spot with US president Donald Trump, second. Meanwhile Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, made his first appearance in the top 10 placing 7th. […]