Helium’s unique combination of physical and chemical characteristics make it a high value, non-renewable commodity with numerous applications in crucial fields of industry and technology.
Helium (atomic number 2) is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic, inert (noble) gas and is the second lightest and second most abundant element (after hydrogen) in the universe. With the lowest boiling point of any element (-268.9°C or -452.1°F) and as a non-reactive gas (unlike hydrogen), it lends itself well to cryogenic applications such as cooling superconducting magnets in MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) spectrometers as well as being used as a shielding gas in welding and in semiconductor manufacturing where an inert atmosphere is required. Beyond this, its lightness and low reactivity allow it to be used for leak detection and purging/pressurizing rocket propulsion systems.
Helium One Global Ltd (LON:HE1) was founded in September 2015. The Company’s focus is to explore, develop, and ultimately, become a producer of high-grade helium for the international market, a critical material essential in modern technologies.