Category Archives: Benchmark

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 […]

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. […]

Benchmark World Tour dates announced

Dissecting the battery revolution: Free, global seminars focusing on battery raw materials, supply chain challenges and opportunities > SPONSOR & SPEAK > DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE  Dates* London  10 September 2015 (click to attend) New York  17 September 2015 (click to attend) Toronto   24 September 2015 (click to attend) Vancouver  1 October 2015 (click to attend) Hong Kong  8 […]

Mineral Supply Chain

Disruptive Technology: Supply Chain Impact

As part of our Supply Chain 20/20 initiative, Benchmark launches a new white paper examining the impact of disruptive technology on critical raw materials As leading global companies such as Apple, Google and Tesla Motors push forward with the commercialisation of new, disruptive technologies, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence analyses the impact this is having on critical raw […]

Benchmark to speak at foundry seminar, Germany

15 June 2015, Essen, Germany: Benchmark invited to speak on graphite’s position in the foundry market at IMFORMED seminar > Free battery supply chain seminars > Join our new Linked In Group > Benchmark Twitter Readers of Benchmark Notes receive a 10% discount by quoting “Benchmark” when ordering here. Early bird registration ends this Friday, save €125 Benchmark Mineral Intelligence […]