Category Archives: Graphite

Benchmark hails overwhelming reaction to Senate hearing on energy, EV supply chains

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has welcomed the overwhelming reaction to the US Senate hearing on Tuesday 5 February in Washington, DC, which focused on electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains.

Led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the hearing was the first of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural … Read more

Benchmark Minerals invited to speak at The Royal Institution on rise of the lithium ion battery

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been invited to speak at a special event for the UK public being held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.

The Battery – Inside Out is an event supported by new UK battery initiative, The Faraday Institution, taking place on Tuesday 12 March … Read more

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Heilongjiang, China, tops 90,000 tpa spherical graphite output as EV battery demand surges

China’s 2018 spherical graphite exports increased by 39% year-on-year as of the end of October 2018 as electric vehicle battery demand surges.

Heilongjiang, China’s largest graphite producing region, recorded production of over 90,000 tonnes of spherical graphite from Hegang, a number it seeks to increase to over 100,000 tpa (tonnes … Read more

DOWNLOAD: Lithium, cobalt prices enter new period of volatility as era of EV begins; vanadium awaits lithium ion moment

Lithium and cobalt prices are experiencing a new period of volatility as prices crest from post-2010 highs. Both speciality minerals that are key components in an electric vehicle’s lithium ion battery began to see a downward turn in 2018.

The Benchmark World Tour 2018 – the world’s leading investor forum … Read more

Bigger than Giga: Tesla’s plan for 3 more battery megafactories

Tesla’s latest financial results not only painted a rosy picture for the clean energy crusader in 2016 but also hinted at significant future infrastructure expansions putting further strain on already stretched raw material markets.

In January production of Tesla’s new 2170 cell – which will be used in energy storage … Read more

Goldman Sachs: Wind & solar the “new shale gas”

  • Leading investment bank publishes The Low Carbon Economy //
  • Benchmark advises on the lithium and battery supply chains //
  • Solar and wind “the new shale gas” //
  • Albemarle and Tesla identified as investment targets //

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Goldman Sachs has declared wind and solar power industries the “new shale gas” in … Read more