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Kimberly Berman

Energy Transition Technology and Metals Specialist
BSc, BA, MA

Kimberly works in these teams
  • Battery Metals and Materials
  • The Energy Transition
  • Battery Metals Market Reports
  • The Powertrains Team
  • Graphite and Phosphorus
  • Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
  • Rare Earths and Minor Metals
  • The Palladium Standard
  • Value Chain Analytics
  • Market Panelist Expert
  • Conference Presentations
  • Client Relations
Expertise and career highlights

Kimberly leads SFA (Oxford)'s battery metals presence across North America. She is an internationally recognised specialist on lithium-ion and next-gen battery technologies, alternative fuels, electric vehicles, stationary power storage, renewable energy generation, and the deglobalisation of battery supply chains. She has presented at leading industry conferences and has researched, written/co-written and published numerous significant papers, including a recent study on battery value chains in the DRC for the World Bank Group.

Before joining SFA, Kimberly worked as a special projects analyst for a major Canadian bank where she developed proprietary knowledge around battery chemistry, hydrogen and the power storage market. Her work connects the dots from extractive industries for speciality inputs and commodity markets through the lithium-ion battery value chain. She has leveraged this analysis to benefit the auto parts, automotive manufacturers, chemicals and oil and gas sectors.

Kimberly is a seasoned research professional working in highly scientific fields. She has an MA in International Economics and Finance, a BSc in Applied Chemistry and Biology, and a BA in Political Economics focusing on sustainability.


 Selected keynote, speaker and panel presentations:
  • International Battery Seminar | Orlando: 2021, 2023, 2024.
  • Battery Minerals & Supply Chain Conference | Toronto: 2023, 2024.
  • Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) | San Diego: 2023 | upcoming Las Vegas: 2024.
  • International Symposium of the Hanyang Institute for Energy and the Environment | Seoul, Korea: 2023.
  • Direct Lithium Extraction Conference | Los Angeles: 2023 | Calgary: 2024.
  • Rocks and Stocks | Toronto: 2022.
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) | Montreal: 2023.
  • SFA (Oxford) Battery Metals Lectures | Oxford, UK: 2023.
  • Critical Minerals Conference Series | Calgary | Kelowna: 2022 | 2023.
  • BMO Global Metals and Mining Conference | Miami: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022.
  • 121 Mining Investments | NYC: 2019, 2022, 2023.
Kimberly works in these teams
  • Battery Metals and Materials
  • The Energy Transition
  • Battery Metals Market Reports
  • The Powertrains Team
  • Graphite and Phosphorus
  • Lithium-ion Battery Recycling
  • Rare Earths and Minor Metals
  • The Palladium Standard
  • Value Chain Analytics
  • Market Panelist Expert
  • Conference Presentations
  • Client Relations

News and insights from Kimberly

Quebec is key to North America's EV Plans

13 June 2024 | Kimberly Berman

Why does SFA view Quebec as a critical player in building the North American supply chain and an essential ingredient in meeting decarbonisation goals?

SiBs commercialisation path is promising, yet uncertain

2 May 2024 | Kimberly Berman

As the sodium-ion battery market evolves, SFA is on hand to evaluate the opportunities and challenges required for mass adoption. and the rising threat to LiBs. Hear Kim's early thoughts on this new EV technology.

Bridging the cobalt gap in the North American market

4 March 2024 | Kimberly Berman

EVelution is at the forefront of the EV revolution in North America and is breaking ground on a $200 million project that will produce up 33,000 metric tons of cobalt sulfate annually.

Can Canada become an EV powerhouse?

18 February 2024 | Kimberly Berman

With an abundance of critical raw materials, a robust automotive industry, and strong government support, there is an urgent need for Canada to develop its own midstream supply chain to support the EV industry.

The Geopolitics of Battery Supply Chains: The IRA and the Implications for Canada

5 December 2023 | Kimberly Berman

The Hanyang Institute for Energy and the Environment (HY-IEE) at Hanyang University proudly hosted Kimberly Berman as a keynote speaker at their 2nd Annual International Symposium.

SFA's Cobalt Market Outlook Presentation at 121 Mining Investment

20 November 2023 | Kimberly Berman

Kimberly delves into the global significance of cobalt, emphasising its unique properties and the challenges associated with its extraction, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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