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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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EVs and Covid-19: any more than a bump in the road?

Electromobility has a pivotal role to play in the green transition, critically impacting future demand for a wide range of raw materials including Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel,...

By Alex Laugharne, Alvaro Acosta & George Heppel 07 December 2020   
Topics: Covid-19, Technology Metals

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Lockdowns darken near-term outlook; auto industry suffers

Topics: Covid-19, Lead, Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Precious Metals, Technology Metals

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

Topics: China, Copper, Nickel, Technology Metals, Wire and Cable