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What has defined the lithium ion battery supply chain in H2 2018? Presentation Download

This week Benchmark Mineral Intelligence hosted a private meeting in London to discuss how the battery supply chain has evolved in H2 2018.

Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores, gave an overview of the current market conditions for electric vehicle battery raw materials. The presentation covered:

  • The current state of
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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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Toronto: new speakers announced for battery supply chain seminar

The agenda for Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s battery supply chain seminar in Toronto will now include Syrah Resources, the Australian graphite developer following its A$211m raising, and Western Lithium which recently revealed its planned merger with Lithium Americas.

The free meeting will take place on Thursday 24 September at… Read more