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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]