China’s Qinghai targets mammoth lithium carbonate expansion – Benchmark Minerals to visit

Announcing Benchmark’s Lithium field Trip 2018: from May 20-25 2018, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is organizing a lithium field trip which will include trips to Qinghai Salt Lakes and meetings with the management.  Contact Albert (Qi) Li for more details: ali@benchmarkminerals.com Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co.,Ltd has revealed a huge expansion plan in China in a […]

Announcement: Benchmark launches new prices for lithium carbonate battery grade, technical grade and spodumene concentrate

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to announce the introduction of three additional prices to our Lithium Price Assessment service: Lithium carbonate (battery grade), EXW China Lithium carbonate (technical grade), EXW China Spodumene (6% Li2O), FOB Australia Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has added these three new lithium prices to its monthly Price Assessment service to increase coverage […]

Announcement: Benchmark to assess new lithium ion battery anode grades

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is pleased to introduce two additional uncoated spherical graphite prices to our monthly Graphite Price Assessment service: Uncoated spherical graphite, 99.95% C, 10 microns Uncoated spherical graphite, 99.95% C, 25 microns Benchmark has added these two new uncoated spherical graphite prices to its monthly Price Assessment service in order to increase coverage […]

Benchmark cited in CNBC on the global battery arms race

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence‘s cobalt and cathodes analyst, Caspar Rawles was recently cited in an article written by CNBC science journalist, Robert Ferris “Electric vehicle demand leads to skyrocketing number of lithium ion battery megafactories around the world” The article discusses a recent Benchmark blog post regarding the ‘Global battery arms race’ and the development of […]

Mining Journal’s Top 20 Most Influential People in Mining 2017; Benchmark Mineral Intelligence gets honorable mention

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence received an honorable mention in Mining Journal’s annual ranking of the most influential people in the mining industry for 2017. China’s premier, Xi Jinping, claimed to top spot with US president Donald Trump, second. Meanwhile Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, made his first appearance in the top 10 placing 7th. […]

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 […]

Al Gore’s fund releases EV, batteries and sustainability report using Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data

Al Gore’s fund, Generation Investment Management, has released a new report outlining the opportunities in sustainability trends such as electric vehicles (EVs), lithium ion batteries, and renewable energy. The report uses Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data on lithium ion battery megafactories being built around the world and trading activities in Asia. “The past few years has […]