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George joined CRU in 2017 as a Consultant within the Nickel, Stainless Steel and Special Alloys team.

He is responsible for reporting on the Cobalt and Molybdenum markets, including annual market outlooks, quarterly updates and monthly monitors.

George worked in pricing analysis and forecasting in the energy industry, focusing on sulphur and its end-use markets. After that, he moved into the minor metals trading sector with a primary focus on nickel-cobalt superalloys, as well as alloy addition elements (Re, Ta, Hf, W, Mo) and rare earth elements. George has experience working with minor metals in the USA and the UK, and his scientific background has been a particular benefit in analysing minor metal end-use markets. George has Masters in materials science from Oxford University.

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Cobalt shifts from metal to chemical market

Cobalt demand is expected to exceed 100kt this year, and CRU forecasts total demand of cobalt materials to increase at a CAGR of 11.6% over the next ten years. Alongside...

By George Heppel 08 September 2017