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Romeo Power to speak at Graphite Supply Chain 2017 on world’s most energy dense battery packs

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is delighted to confirm Romeo Power as a keynote speaker on our demand session at Graphite Supply Chain 2017, 5-7 November, Newport Beach, CA, USA. Romeo Power is one of the fastest rising stars in the battery industry and by engineering and building battery packs it believes it can get between 25% … Continue reading Romeo Power to speak at Graphite Supply Chain 2017 on world’s most energy dense battery packs

PICTURES: Benchmark’s written and verbal testimony to US Senate

The testimony of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Managing Director, Simon Moores, to the US Senate is now available to view. The hearing by the US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, took place on US Tuesday, 3rd October. Benchmark’s Moores was an expert witness on the the supply chain risks and opportunities in a global … Continue reading PICTURES: Benchmark’s written and verbal testimony to US Senate

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 … Continue reading Benchmark to testify to US Senate on lithium ion battery supply chains

PRICE CHART: Cobalt, lithium ion batteries and EVs

While cobalt metal prices are cited by the London Metal Exchange, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence receives many queries about cobalt chemicals used in lithium ion battery cathodes. With electric vehicle furore reaching a new peak on the news that VW Group wants to invest $60bn on lithium ion battery manufacturing capacity and raw materials, inbound questions … Continue reading PRICE CHART: Cobalt, lithium ion batteries and EVs

Over 1,000 investment professionals will see the Benchmark World Tour 2017

As the Benchmark World Tour 2017 arrives in Seoul, South Korea, it has been another record year in terms of attendees for the series of investment seminars on the lithium ion battery supply chain. Well over 1,000 people will hear from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s analysts’ market comments and price assessments for lithium, graphite and cobalt … Continue reading Over 1,000 investment professionals will see the Benchmark World Tour 2017

Cobalt sulphate prices continue rise on battery demand, metal remains stable

This article is adapted from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Cobalt Price Assessment subscription service. To subscribe and receive regular price data on cobalt chemicals together with on-the-ground analysis contact Caspar Rawles by email at crawles@benchmarkminerals.com  23 August 2017, London The price of one of the most common lithium ion battery precursor materials, cobalt sulphate, has continued … Continue reading Cobalt sulphate prices continue rise on battery demand, metal remains stable

After electric cars, what more will it take for batteries to change the face of energy? – Benchmark quoted in The Economist print & online

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been quoted in an article written by The Economist titled: “After electric cars, what more will it take for batteries to change the face of energy? No need for subsidies. Higher volumes and better chemistry are causing costs to plummet” It looks at the rapid change across the battery supply chain from electric … Continue reading After electric cars, what more will it take for batteries to change the face of energy? – Benchmark quoted in The Economist print & online

Electric Car Boom Drives Rush to Mining’s $90 Billion Hub – Benchmark quoted in Bloomberg article

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been quoted in an article written by Melbourne-based Bloomberg News reporter, David Stringer. The article focuses on international investment into Australia’s spodumene lithium space and likens it to the Middle East oil rush of the 1960s and 1970s. The article quotes Benchmark’s Managing Director, Simon Moores, and can be viewed here in the August … Continue reading Electric Car Boom Drives Rush to Mining’s $90 Billion Hub – Benchmark quoted in Bloomberg article

Electric bus manufacturer, Proterra, to speak at Cathodes 2017 battery conference

Proterra Inc, the manufacturer of a range of pure electric buses, will speak at the inaugural Cathodes 2017 conference organised by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence on 8-10 October, Newport Beach, US. Dustin Grace, Proterra’s director of battery engineering, will present the company’s strategy to design and build lithium ion battery packs for a range of electric … Continue reading Electric bus manufacturer, Proterra, to speak at Cathodes 2017 battery conference

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