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27. May 2020 | 16:35 CET

Air Liquide, NEL ASA, RHC Royal Helium Corp. - Helium replaces hydrogen

  • Helium
  • Hydrogen

Helium is a chemical element and is lighter than air. It belongs to the pure gases, is colourless, odourless, tasteless and is generally regarded as non-toxic. Because of these characteristics, helium is already replacing hydrogen in industrial use. However, experts warn of a global shortage, as the supply of this strategic raw material has fallen to its lowest level in 20 years.

time to read: 1 minutes by Mario Hose


 

Use in many areas

Helium is mostly known to people as a filler for balloons. When you exhale helium while speaking, you get the Mickey Mouse voice. But the pure gas is also used in magnetic resonance tomography or better known as MRT in the medical field to cool the superconducting magnet. In space travel, helium is used to regulate the pressure of tanks. The biggest consumer of helium is NASA. In weather balloons and zeppelins the explosive hydrogen was replaced by helium for safety reasons.

Need of strategic importance

Germany is one of the world's largest consumers and recently ranked fifth in the world. Air Liquide trades with helium and maintains intermediate storage facilities to ensure the supply. In mobility, hydrogen is offered by plants of e.g. NEL ASA. Helium is usually extracted from the ground as a gas. However, extensive exploration is necessary before this can be done.

Exploration in Canada

RHC Royal Helium Corp. in Canada is reportedly one of the largest holders in North America with exploration leases of over 400,000 acres. In an announcement today, the company reported its collaboration with the Saskatchewan Research Council. Exploration work was already announced last week.

Cooperation offers potential

Andrew Davidson, Royal's CEO, said: "The goal is to develop and process Saskatchewan helium and associated inert gases right here in the province, producing high value, end-use products. Royal, a Saskatchewan-rooted helium exploration and development company, and SRC, Canada's second largest research and technology organization, share the vision of working together to advance a new industry for the Province. Saskatchewan is a province known to have a wealth of natural resources and Royal believes that the development and in-province refinement of helium and associated inert gases represents a new, high value business opportunity for its shareholders and the province of Saskatchewan".


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21. September 2020 | 07:35 CET

Daimler, Nikola, dynaCERT: He who can deliver, makes the business!

  • Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the better alternative to batteries - No other topic like hydrogen is causing the waves on the stock market to beat as hard as they have done recently. The supporters of clean air, CO2 reduction, and ongoing greenhouse gas discussions see battery technology only as a temporary hype, which was started by Tesla in particular. The industry has long known that battery technology will always remain "unclean", because its production and subsequent disposal alone consumes many times more resources than technologies that have long been available, such as water electrolysis, i.e. the decomposition of water into hydrogen and oxygen. If we consider the fuel diesel, with a share in transport of over 90%, a much more efficient and environmentally friendly combustion process can be designed by using these highly reactive elements. The energy efficiency of the electrolysis of water is over 70%. It is therefore essential that companies such as Tesla and Nikola actively strive for these findings given the wide-ranging discussions on sustainability. But Daimler also recently declared that it does not want to simply let the sleepy trend toward e-mobility standstill and will rely on hydrogen as the technology of the future.

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10. August 2020 | 06:01 CET

dynaCERT, NEL ASA, McPhy - does hydrogen need nuclear power?

  • Hydrogen

In Europe, hydrogen as an energy carrier is becoming the focus of debate, offering a more environmentally friendly and practicable alternative to the battery as an energy storage medium in mobility. The production of batteries is an environmental sin par excellence. Raw materials have to be mined at great expense, a great amount of additional energy is needed for production, and at the end of the life cycle there is non-recyclable hazardous waste. Hydrogen, on the other hand, can be produced by electrolysis with CO2-neutral electricity and converted back into electricity. While in France the clean transformation of mobility can be mastered, Germany is in a self-inflicted and expensive dead-end road.

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03. August 2020 | 07:27 CET

Plug Power, Powercell Sweden, Royal Helium - why helium is facing hype

  • Helium

The world of noble gases has interesting applications and the number is growing. Helium and hydrogen are the most common elements in the universe and have a lower density than air. As an energy carrier and catalyst in combustion engines, hydrogen can be used in mobility to reduce CO2 emissions or as an energy storage medium so that fuel cells can generate electricity from the energy again. Hydrogen tanks can be used instead of batteries and are therefore particularly resource-saving - a major advantage over lithium batteries. Helium has a particularly large number of technical applications and in connection with digitalisation and the launch of space tourism, this inert gas has enormous potential.

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