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Umicore acquires Freeport's Kokkola refinery

Umicore acquires Freeport's Kokkola refinery

US$150M deal also includes cathode precursor production operations

M&A

24 MAY 2019
Oil majors coming to energy metals

Oil majors coming to energy metals

Benchmark analyst says multi-nationals looking at long-term energy trends still keen on battery tech...

Leader Interviews

08 JANUARY 2019
Pricing firms make lithium pitches to LME

Pricing firms make lithium pitches to LME

Summaries of the Benchmark, Argus and Metal Bulletin (now Fastmarkets) lithium LME pitches

Energy Minerals News

31 OCTOBER 2018
Lithium prices hit DSO producers

Lithium prices hit DSO producers

Benchmark's Andy Miller on the industry reaction to lithium price weakness

Leader Interviews

05 SEPTEMBER 2018
Opportunities arise for African graphite suppliers

Opportunities arise for African graphite suppliers

Chinese environmental restrictions opening doors for new international projects

Leader Interviews

03 AUGUST 2018
Tianqi Lithium buys stake in SQM for US$4b

Tianqi Lithium buys stake in SQM for US$4b

Deal expected to be completed by the end of the year

M&A

17 MAY 2018
South America lithium expansions in focus

South America lithium expansions in focus

Lithium market still expected to remain tight for the foreseeable future

Leader Interviews

14 MAY 2018
Balama still some way from impacting graphite market

Balama still some way from impacting graphite market

China the one to watch as Syrah ramps up its massive new mine

Leader Interviews

19 MARCH 2018
More to lithium than raw materials supply

More to lithium than raw materials supply

Benchmark analyst talks Ford, SQM and conversion capacity

Leader Interviews

23 JANUARY 2018
Nickel: in need of a major mentality shift

Nickel: in need of a major mentality shift

Investment is not the problem for future nickel sulphide developments

Leader Interviews

21 NOVEMBER 2017
EV momentum carries on

EV momentum carries on

Benchmark specialist on battery chemistry, warranties and building relationships

Critical Perspective

25 OCTOBER 2017
Battery investors getting picky

Battery investors getting picky

Benchmark analyst Andy Miller on graphite and unstoppable downstream interest

Leader Interviews

20 SEPTEMBER 2017