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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.

time to read: 2 minutes by Mario Hose


 

Only green hydrogen offers advantages

The hydrogen companies Plug Power and Powercell Sweden have been enjoying the attention of the financial community for more than a year. The market value of Plug Power is currently EUR 2.1 billion and Powercell Sweden has more than EUR 1.6 billion. The two companies can contribute interesting and relevant basic technologies to the hydrogen ecosystem and are therefore in high demand by investors. However, it remains particularly important that the energy mix of the power utilities must come from almost 100% renewable energy sources in order to have a positive effect on the environmental balance.

Space tourism creates demand

The market for helium is developing very excitingly. This inert gas cannot be produced artificially and in various areas it cannot be replaced by other substances. The inert gas is extracted from deposits in the ground. It is needed 20% in the medical sector and 14% in manufacturing. Space travel will become a new growth market, as NASA is already the largest single customer for helium traders. Helium is needed for the pressure regulation of the fuel tanks during the take-off of rockets. Since the consumption of fuel can easily exceed 2,000 liters per second, the pressure in the tanks must be balanced by helium. Without helium a vacuum would be created and the tanks would probably rupture or the fuel supply would not be sufficient and the rocket would crash.

Visionaries are in the starting blocks

As interest in space travel increases and the number of launches increases, more helium is also needed. For the planned space tourism of Elon Musk with SpaceX and Richard Branson with Virgin, the demand will increase accordingly. The price of helium is usually regulated by supply and demand or the companies secure their own direct access to helium deposits. Royal Helium from Canada is a company that is preparing access to helium. The company claims to be one of the largest holders of helium projects in North America with more than 400,000 hectares of licenses for the inert gas. The company has already identified 12 targets for deposits in the fields. The drilling of one target is already being prepared.

Additional demand drives value

Royal Helium is currently valued on the stock exchange at around CAD 23.0 million. If successful, the shares have enormous potential, because the size of the area in Saskatchewan, where the first well is to be drilled, means that there are already several other targets. Investors who would like to participate in the expected demand for space travel thus have an indirect opportunity in the helium sector. Additional demand is also expected from increasing applications in connection with the digitalization and electrification of modern society. Due to the limited access to helium, the price of this inert gas is expected to rise and there will be takeovers in the sector.


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30. July 2020 | 05:50 CET

ITM Power, Nikola, Royal Helium - why investors are buying in now

  • Helium

Hydrogen is an interesting energy storage medium for modern ground mobility. The decisive factor for environmental protection, however, is the way in which the energy source is obtained. Green hydrogen is produced from renewable energy sources, i.e. electricity is used for its production, which is generated by wind turbines, solar panels or hydroelectric power. Helium is becoming increasingly important for mobility in space, because the inert gas cannot be produced artificially, but is needed to control rockets. This is a multi-billion-dollar business in which the money for innovations is very loose, especially when there is no substitute.

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20. July 2020 | 05:50 CET

Ballard Power, Plug Power, Royal Helium - why is helium becoming so important now?

  • Helium

There are niches in which a lot of money is earned because the companies produce something that either many customers need and it is protected by corresponding patents or it is a product that is particularly rare and therefore valuable. An important element of our modern society is for example helium. This inert gas is needed for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and semiconductors, among other things. It is also of decisive importance for the development and operation of rocket technology and space research. With the increasing electrification of everyday life and the opening up of the universe, interest in helium will increase - investors are beginning to position themselves.

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13. July 2020 | 06:20 CET

dynaCERT, NEL ASA, Royal Helium - this stock really lifts off

  • Helium

The French astronomer Jules Janssen first discovered helium on our Sun in 1868. Since then, experts have discovered that the Sun consists largely of helium and hydrogen. In reference to the Greek sun god Helios, the discovered inert gas was called helium. After hydrogen, helium is the second most abundant chemical element in the universe. It is estimated that up to a quarter of the known matter in the universe consists of helium. However, helium is rarely found on earth and has been one of the critical raw materials in the EU since 2018. The list of consumers around the globe is headed by the US space agency NASA.

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