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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence on the Scale of Tesla’s Gigafactory

The latest update from Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence took a look at satellite images of Nevada that give an idea of the scale of Tesla Motors' (NASDAQ:TSLA) new gigafactory near Reno. The company is currently building phase 1 of its plant, and at just 20 percent of the overall size of the finished plant, phase 1 will be the largest lithium-ion battery plant in the world.

Scientists Search for Graphene Applications

The New Yorker published an article that tackles the question of what exactly graphene will be used for. Widely considered a "wonder material," there is some concern that excitement about graphene will come to naught if that question can't be answered.

China May Have Hit Peak Graphite: Simon Moores

In the latest issue of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, analyst Simon Moores states that in 2014, China's share of natural graphite output will sink by 15 percent, hitting "levels not seen since the mid-1990s when the country began exporting to international markets."