This morning in Asia, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence made the cover story of China’s largest read English-language title, China Daily. The feature “Pole Position: From vehicle manufacturing and sales to battery production, China is racing ahead in the electric car industry” was written by industry journalist, Robert Blain, for China Daily, Asia Weekly. It feature quotes from […]

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  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]