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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 title: “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

World depends on a lithium economy, delegates hear at Benchmark World Tour 2017: Toronto

On the 68th floor of the BMO Tower in downtown Toronto, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence hosted its second stop of 17 on the Benchmark World Tour 2017 on Monday 24 April. The 107 strong delegation comprised of institutional investors, commodity majors and mining development stage companies heard from players across the lithium ion battery supply chain … Continue reading World depends on a lithium economy, delegates hear at Benchmark World Tour 2017: Toronto

Benchmark World Tour 2017 launches in Vancouver, lithium & cobalt high on agenda

The Benchmark World Tour 2017 launched in Vancouver on 21 April ahead of events in Toronto (24 April), Washington D.C. (26 April) and New York (28 April). The free-to-attend seminars cap off what proved to be a busy start to the year in North America’s battery market, with battery producers, auto manufacturers and national laboratories … Continue reading Benchmark World Tour 2017 launches in Vancouver, lithium & cobalt high on agenda

One month to go: Benchmark World Tour – Toronto & Vancouver (free) 

We are only one month away from the launch of the Benchmark World Tour 2017 in Canada and we are delighted that BMO Capital Markets will be hosting in Toronto and Vancouver. The World Tour is your chance to learn about the lithium ion battery supply chain from industry experts and some of the market’s leading companies – … Continue reading One month to go: Benchmark World Tour – Toronto & Vancouver (free) 

Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s unholy alliance

Almost immediately after Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States were the political analysts and commentators declaring the end of the country’s green energy movement and a return to the days of North American coal. There were many understandable, if one dimensional, reasons to come to this conclusion, after all a … Continue reading Donald Trump and Elon Musk’s unholy alliance

BMO Capital Markets to host Toronto & Vancouver

Free lithium ion battery seminars: Canada’s leading investment bank to host Benchmark’s World Tour events in Vancouver (21 April) and Toronto (24 April) We are delighted to announce that BMO Capital Markets will be hosting the Benchmark World Tour 2017 in Toronto and Vancouver.  Following a successful introduction of the lithium ion thematic at BMO’s 26th Global Metals … Continue reading BMO Capital Markets to host Toronto & Vancouver