A group Canadian helium companies have come together to establish the Helium Developer Association of Canada (HeDAC) to address growing demand for a long-term, secure helium supply chain.
Representing those looking to explore, develop, and produce helium in Western Canada, the association has a mandate to create public awareness and align industry and governments in advancing helium supply.
Concerns over uncertain supply have prompted urgent calls from the medical and scientific communities, including the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, Canadian Association of Radiologists, and Canadian Helium Users Group.
Helium plays a key role in many medical applications, including magnetic resonance imaging. It is also pivotal for semi-conductor and fibre optic manufacturing, small modular reactors, quantum computing, industrial welding and manufacturing, space applications and more.
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