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We are operating in a world of:

Unexpected policy changes and regional differences

Rapid technology evolution and associated investment risks

Geopolitical upheaval and rearranging supply chains

Social pressures

High value decisions are having to be made and obtaining robust support through data, insight and advice differentiates the winners.

Facing a changing technology, economic and materials landscape, there is a limited supply of industry-verified and accepted data and analysis. Methodologies need to be explicit and complex data needs to travel between an increasing number of players in evolving supply chains.

Producers, processors, consumers, governments, financial institutions and industry associations are all working with CRU and benefiting from our global reach and 50 years of experience in advising materials industries. Our recent acquisition of Exawatt also allows us to provide better insights into decarbonisation and energy transition, enhancing our array of data and expertise.

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You can access our Battery Materials expertise in a way to suit you with market experts in all the key regions:


Analysis and forecasts of supply, demand, prices and costs; Asset-level coverage;

End-use demand modelling; In-house price assessments;

Economic outlooks; Detailed industry cost models;

Comprehensive analysis of the lithium, cobalt, nickel and lead markets

Battery Value Chain Service

CRU’s Battery Value Chain Service provides a uniquely detailed and independent view of the global battery supply chain. Unpacking the immensely complex mine-to-market supply chains, CRU’s analysis gives you unrivaled transparency across both the upstream and the downstream for each region and major producing country.

Specialty Phosphate Service

With data-rich industry analysis, insight into the growth of the emerging Lithium Iron Phosphate sector, the role of phosphate within LFP, LFMP and the growth and demand for specialty phosphates.

Energy Storage Technology and Cost Service

Combining the knowledge from CRU, Exawatt, and PVEL, ESTAC provides an unrivaled view of the full stationary energy storage supply chain. Focusing on battery technologies, we forecast changes in technology prices and costs, shaping the future for manufacturers, end-users, and related stakeholders.


Emissions and Cost Analysis tools; Carbon flow analysis; Carbon price forecasts


Bespoke advice; Scenarios; Financing & hedging support


Industry conferences; Networking; Bespoke industry training



How can we support you in Battery Materials?

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    Head of Battery Materials London
  • Martin Jackson

    Martin Jackson

    Head of Battery Raw Materials London
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    Vice President, North America - Base and Battery Metals Pittsburgh
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