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Liquid helium, the lifeblood of MRI machines


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a game-changing technology in the medical community, enabling specialist physicians to gather vital information about a patient’s condition in a non-intrusive, radiation-free way.


Helium Shortage 3.0

2019-03-01T06:00:00+00:00By Phil Kornbluth

As we enter March 2019, Helium Shortage 3.0, the third period of sustained helium shortage since 2006, has now persisted for over a year.

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SeeQC.EU establishes tech labs


Italian company SeeQC.EU is collaborating with the University of Naples to establish R&D laboratories at the Monte Sant’Angelo campus, including a cryogenic test lab.

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Rohlfing joins Desert Mountain Energy


Desert Mountain Energy, and and its US subsidiary Desert Energy Corp., has appointed Robert Rohlfing as Executive Vice-President, Head of Technical Operations, as well as a member of the Board of Directors.


Airlander 10 awarded production approval


The world’s longest aircraft, fuelled in part by helium (He), is due to go into production this year offering “luxury expeditions” to places existing transport can’t get to.

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Desert Mountain Energy acquires Oklahoma project


Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (DME) has completed the acquisition of Kight Gilcrease Sant Unit (KGSU) oil and gas project which it hopes will lead to an expansion of its helium exploration activities.

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From gold to helium

2019-01-04T14:50:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

Just as striking gold can make you rich, supplying helium could be a lucrative business with the noble gas’ rising price.

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An introduction to...Valves in helium applications

2019-01-04T14:41:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

When it comes to valves, the issue of high tightness to environment is becoming more and more important. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of future gas applications in growing sectors – such as new gas transportation concepts that involve hydrogen, or the use of helium in ...

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In focus...New helium applications

2019-01-04T14:18:00+00:00By , published in gasworld magazine

Last year marked the 150th year since the discovery of helium, with celebrations at the Helium Time Columns Monument in Amarillo, Texas, at the end of September.

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Ansai Huayou strike helium recovery deal

2018-11-29T12:15:00+00:00By Victor Leung

Ansai Huayou Natural Gas Company Limited signed an agreement with Beijing Sinoscience Fullcryo Technology Company Limited for the recovery of helium, on the 26th November.


Getting off the ground

2018-11-01T17:14:00+00:00By , US Editor

Lockheed Martin’s trucks of the future and HAV’s floating cruise ship are getting closer to reality, writes Nick Parkinson.


Privatization of BLM’s helium assets raises concerns

2018-11-01T16:25:00+00:00By Phil Kornbluth

Two of the most widely discussed topics at the recent gasworld Helium Summit in Houston were the potential impact of the end of the US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) crude helium sales to private industry and the privatization of the BLM’s helium assets which is scheduled to take place ...

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Gazprom suspends helium exports

2018-10-29T10:00:00+00:00By Phil Kornbluth,

According to industry sources, Gazprom has declared a supply shortfall and suspended all deliveries of bulk liquid helium for export from Russia, effective immediately, due to an order issued by Russia’s anti-trust committee.

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