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Simon Moores

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

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Simon Moores is managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, an online publishing and consultancy business specialising in critical minerals and metals, disruptive technology and emerging markets. Moores has also worked as business journalist focusing on non-metallic minerals such as lithium, graphite, rare earths, potash, TiO2 pigment and feedstocks (rutile, ilmenite).




Recent Interviews

Where Will the Graphite, Lithium and Cobalt for the Battery Revolution Come From?: Simon Moores (3/24/15) Following the lead of Tesla Motors, LG Chem, Foxconn and others are racing to build megafactories to build batteries for electric cars. Yet even now the world supply of graphite, lithium and cobalt needed to supply these factories is insufficient. In this interview with The Mining Report, Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, explains that we can soon expect healthy prices for all three metals, but the juniors that will succeed in the market must first and foremost learn to meet the needs of the end users.

Best of the Best: The Most Popular Thoughts from 2014 (12/24/14) As natural resources bounced all over the charts in 2014, readers turned to the experts interviewed by The Gold Report for insights on what was driving these ups and downs, and how they could protect themselves—or, better yet, benefit—from the volatility. We combed through interviews with experts featured during the year, and offer some thoughts you might want to consider as you prepare for 2015.

Tesla Gigafactory Could Be Boon for Graphite, Lithium, Cobalt: Simon Moores (6/23/14) Tesla Motors makes the most sought-after electric cars in the world. The cars run on advanced electric batteries and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to build those batteries in America. Tesla has dubbed its $5-billion pet project the "Gigafactory," and it could be up and running by 2017, prompting the need for battery-grade materials like graphite, lithium and cobalt. In this interview with The Gold Report, Simon Moores, manager of industrial minerals data with London-based Industrial Minerals, helps readers sort out the critical materials investors should keep an eye on.

Simon Moores
(3/27/15)
Lithium Lessons Learned

Recent Quotes

"FMS is looking at serving a market from the user perspective." (3/24/15) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"LLG's ability to raise money for a niche mineral in this environment is an achievement." (3/24/15) Mason Graphite Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"SYR intends to position itself to supply a surge in battery production." (3/24/15) Syrah Resources Ltd. - The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"SYR has been active in 2014, announcing two MOUs for offtakes with China and Europe." (6/23/14) Syrah Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"EGZ has developed its Molo project to an advanced stage." (6/23/14) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"FMS just revealed research on its spherical coated, battery-grade graphite." (6/23/14) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"LLG has done well on the fundraising side in recent months." (6/23/14) Mason Graphite Inc. - The Gold Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"SYR's financing was a big achievement." (1/14/14) Syrah Resources Ltd. - The Gold Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

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"NGC did a great job of getting out ahead in the race." (1/14/14) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"The offtake deal with China gives FMS an advantage now over other players." (1/14/14) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"FMS is one of the companies pioneering the technology to produce graphene from mined graphite." (5/28/13) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"EGZ has its asset, its project and a lot of information gathered already." (5/28/13) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

"Everything NGC has been working on will pay off, and it will be one of the strongest junior graphite companies." (5/28/13) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Metals Report Interview with Simon Moores More >

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