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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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Battery metals: review of 2019 price drivers and themes for 2020

Before discussing CRU’s outlook and key risks for battery metals in 2020, it is important to first examine the key price drivers in 2019.

By Daniel Chen, Charlie Durant, Michael Finch, George Heppel & Nikhil Shah 11 February 2020   
Topics: Copper, Nickel, Technology Metals, Wire and Cable

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Lithium downtrend continues as fundamentals prevail

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