HELIUM

HELIUM

Renergen is set to become a significant global producer of helium, introducing South Africa as the eighth country in the world to export the very rare commodity. Our plant will be the first liquid helium processing technology in the country.

Helium is a vital and irreplaceable element in many modern industries. Helium is used for space exploration, rocketry, high level scientific applications, in the medical industry for MRI machines, fibre optics, electronics, telecommunications, superconductivity, underwater breathing, welding, nuclear power stations and lifting balloons.

Click here to view our Helium infographic and learn more.

Renergen is set to become a significant global producer of helium, introducing South Africa as the eighth country in the world to export the very rare commodity. Our plant will be the first liquid helium processing technology in the country.

Helium is a vital and irreplaceable element in many modern industries. Helium is used for space exploration, rocketry, high level scientific applications, in the medical industry for MRI machines, fibre optics, electronics, telecommunications, superconductivity, underwater breathing, welding, nuclear power stations and lifting balloons.

Click here to view our Helium infographic and learn more.

Global Helium Suppliers

WHY IS HELIUM IMPORTANT?

  • Helium is a rare commodity
  • Helium becomes economically viable to extract from natural gas at concentrations as low as 0.1%
  • The Virginia Gas Project’s average concentration of helium is 3.4%
  • Tetra4 is placed at the forefront of exciting new discoveries for global helium supply

WHERE DO WE FIND HELIUM ON EARTH?

Lighter than air and most of it in the Earth’s atmosphere bleeds off into space.

Helium is a by-product of radio active decay, and is associated with natural gas.

HELIUM USES

Helium is a vital and irreplaceble element in many modern industries.

CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES 3%
BREATHING 3%
OTHER CRYOGENIC 4%
ELECTRONICS 4%
LEAK DETECTION 5%
FIBER OPTICS 6%
PURGING 6%
LIFTING/BALLOONS 8%
LABORATORY 10%
OTHER 14%
WELDING 17%
MRI 20%
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