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

Benchmark Minerals and Bloomberg reach agreement to cite lithium prices

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Bloomberg to publish lithium prices on the company’s terminal platform. The Bloomberg Terminal is the world’s leading system for industry professionals, primarily from the financial services sector, to analyse real time market data and commodity prices. Until now, this system has … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals and Bloomberg reach agreement to cite lithium prices

Cobalt’s shift to battery grade needed an independent price to reflect it

by Caspar Rawles @CDMRawles Since I began my role as cobalt analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence in September 2016, cobalt has undergone a meteoric rise which continues to this day. Prices have more than doubled and are still experiencing upward pressure, with the mineral being tipped by many investors as the hot prospect of 2017. … Continue reading Cobalt’s shift to battery grade needed an independent price to reflect it

BASF targets cathode supply security with Norilsk nickel & cobalt negotiations

Chemicals and cathodes giant BASF announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Russian nickel behemoth Norilsk Nickel for the supply of nickel and cobalt for the next generation of battery cathode materials, to be produced in Europe. In a press release dated 27th June, the world’s leading chemical company highlighted their intention to … Continue reading BASF targets cathode supply security with Norilsk nickel & cobalt negotiations

China’s battery push and Elon Musk’s Tesla – Benchmark quoted in Bloomberg article

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence was recently quoted in an article written by Bloomberg News renewable energy correspondent, Joe Ryan. The article focuses on lithium-ion battery production in China, and in particular how despite Elon Musk and Tesla attracting many of the headlines, their plans modest when compared to China. By 2020 installed lithium-ion cell production capacity … Continue reading China’s battery push and Elon Musk’s Tesla – Benchmark quoted in Bloomberg article

Benchmark Minerals cited in Financial Times’ UK electric vehicle industry article

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence was recently cited in an article written by Financial Times’ Motor Correspondent, Peter Campbell. The article reviews UK’s plan to inject £250m into the country’s lithium ion battery powered electric vehicle (EV) industry and bolster production which is dominated by Nissan’s LEAF manufacturing in Sunderland. It cites Benchmark’s lithium ion battery megafactory … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals cited in Financial Times’ UK electric vehicle industry 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

Benchmark to guest lecture on lithium ion batteries at University of Oxford

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is delighted to be invited to speak at the University of Oxford. Benchmark’s Managing Director, Simon Moores, will be presenting a guest lecture on The lithium ion supply chain in an energy storage revolution. The lecture will explore the rapidly evolving lithium ion battery supply chain and its impact on raw materials. … Continue reading Benchmark to guest lecture on lithium ion batteries at University of Oxford