In a market usually dominated by Asia, 2020 saw a significant shift in attention towards the European battery raw materials (BRM) market. Projects are coming online, investment is incoming, and there is a real sense that the continent is on the way to becoming a global BRM powerhouse.

Join us in this webinar with our panel of experts for a holistic review of what has happened over the last 12 months, where key market participants see the top priorities for the rest of the year, and how this could affect your strategies for 2021.

Register today to find out:

  • What upstream/midstream developments have taken place to develop this region into a powerhouse in the global battery supply chain? 

  • What efforts have been made to guarantee sustainability & shorter supply chains? 

  • Where will supply come from? Which projects are looking to expand or begin/restart production? 

  • Which areas of the market will likely see the greatest investment?

  • What are the current price trends for the key raw materials? 

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Europe's Position Within the Battery Supply Chain

Thursday, March 4


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Robert Baylis
Nickel, Cobalt and Lithium Value Chain Expert at Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, UK

Robert Baylis is a Value Chain Expert at Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, responsible for raw material strategy, as well as supply partner and customer engagement, and market intelligence.  Prior to joining Johnson Matthey in 2020, Robert worked at Roskill for almost 15 years.  During this time, he undertook market analysis and consulting activities across the battery and technology, alloy steel and industrial mineral raw material markets.

Charlotte Radford
Minors, Ores and Alloys Editor (Europe) at Fastmarkets

Charlotte Radford is Fastmarkets’ minors, ores, and alloys editor, Europe, based in London. Since joining the company in 2015 she has headed price discovery for a number of industry benchmarks, including cobalt, tungsten, and vanadium. Charlotte leads the pricing and editorial team covering minor metals, ores, and ferro-alloys, and steers development for new reference prices in the new-energy space, such as cobalt hydroxide and lithium. 

William Adams
Head of Base Metals and Battery Research at Fastmarkets

William Adams is Head of Base Metals and Battery Research at Fastmarkets. He previously worked with Rudolf Wolff & Co Ltd, which was one of the founding members of the London Metal Exchange, where he gained broad insight into the metals markets having had experience in trading base metals, bullion and foreign exchange, being head of research, an account executive and managing director of the company’s Tokyo office.

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