All posts by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Rise of the lithium ion battery megafactories: what does 2018 hold?

Since Benchmark Mineral Intelligence coined the term Battery Megafactory in 2014 the landscape of the lithium ion battery industry has changed significantly. Early on, Benchmark noticed a step change in the way battery supply and demand was developing and the corresponding growth in the size of planned cell production plants on a multi-gigawatt scale. These […]

Al Gore’s fund releases EV, batteries and sustainability report using Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data

Al Gore’s fund, Generation Investment Management, has released a new report outlining the opportunities in sustainability trends such as electric vehicles (EVs), lithium ion batteries, and renewable energy. The report uses Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data on lithium ion battery megafactories being built around the world and trading activities in Asia. “The past few years has […]


Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Managing Director, Simon Moores was recently cited in an article written by CNN Money Journalist, Daniel Shane “China is winning electric cars ‘arms race’” The article discusses the drive by Chinese companies to secure supplies of lithium under the surge of demand for electric vehicles, and how many other nations are being […]

Benchmark to testify to US Senate on lithium ion battery supply chains

29 September 2017, London, UK  Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been asked to testify at a US Senate hearing in Washington D.C.  on battery technologies and their supply chains. The hearing will take place next Tuesday, 3rd October, by a US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources. Benchmark’s Managing Director, Simon Moores, will give a written […]