Our helium exploration activities are conducted in geological contexts prone to the joint presence of other valuable resources such as natural hydrogen. We therefore ambition to co-value these associated resources in an innovative way in order to maximize project synergies and optimize subsurface resources.
Transportation has a direct impact on the resource price and on the environment. To limit the carbon footprint while increasing competitiveness, we are targeting local markets to limit transportation distances and get rid of liquefaction which is energy-intensive and paradoxical for helium as most of the uses are at gaseous state.
The local marketing of gaseous resources allows us to set up a lean and low-carbon supply chain, with gas separation using membrane technologies rather than liquefaction. The result is production units with a very small footprint and greatly reduced energy consumption, thus limiting the carbon impact of the projects and facilitating their territorial integration.
This innovative positioning offers
multiple optimisations in the helium and hydrogen value chain in Western Europe :
A straightforward conditioning
without unnecessary steps
with enhanced traceability
HELIUM SUPPLY CHAIN IN EUROPE
HELIUM SUPPLY CHAIN MODEL