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George joined CRU in 2017 within the Base Metals team.

He is the editor for CRU’s cobalt, lithium and battery metal market services. George’s main analytical responsibilities involve looking at battery metal demand and pricing, and he is also responsible for CRU’s long-term automotive and electric vehicle forecasts.

Following completion of his Masters in Materials Science from Oxford University, George began his career in commodities working in pricing analysis and forecasting in the sulphur industry. From there he moved into the minor metals trading sector, specialising in nickel-cobalt superalloys, alloying additions and rare earth elements. George has experience working with minor metals in the USA and the UK, and his scientific background and electrochemistry knowledge has been of particular benefit in modelling long-term battery metal demand.

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Lithium downtrend continues as fundamentals prevail

Back in August, CRU reported on the steady slide in prices that has occurred in the lithium market since the beginning of the year. Since then, prices have continued to...

By George Heppel, Daniel Chen & James Jeary 12 December 2019   
Topics: Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Technology Metals

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Lithium prices crash through $10,000 as hype meets reality

Topics: Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Technology Metals

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Watch: Market Roundup - Cobalt rises after Glencore cuts

Topic: Noble Alloys and Minor Metals

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Buried treasure or damp squib? Undersea mining’s challenges and opportunities

Topics: Copper, Nickel, Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Technology Metals