Hydrogen is the most energy-rich gas and is currently considered to be a good candidate to replace fossil fuels. Currently, the most common processes used for hydrogen generation require the decomposition of natural gas or electrolysis of water. Such methods produce undesirable by-products or require considerable expense. Free hydrogen has long thought to be rare on Earth... untill recently.
Several years ago, geologists discovered a new, previously unknown natural phenomenon: many places on the Earth’s crust contain important quantities of hydrogen gas (H2). This may be because hydrogen is odorless, invisible, tasteless, non-toxic, and, the most important, a very diffusive gas, whose presence was not recognized before. Natural (geological) hydrogen is not related with carbon or other emissions. It is also non-fossil, what means that it is a pollution free resource. It can reduce the footprint of the transportation and chemical industry.
For the exploration of this potential new source of energy, we created a company in the USA, called Natural Hydrogen Energy LLC. Members of our international team are geologists, chemists and engineers. All are well qualified, with advanced degrees, and have spent many years in hydrogen research. We have extensive knowledge of natural hydrogen and lots of "know-how". Combined, we have more than eighty years of experience and constantly expanding our knowledge in ongoing research collaborations with leading universities.
Part of our team during a field study of natural hydrogen. Left to right: Viacheslav Zgonnik, Charles Odendhal, Nikolay Larin.
After several years of intensive research, our team selected the most promising geological sites with natural hydrogen. Our results show that extraction of this gas will be profitable. We plan to drill into these sites and expect to extract substantial quantities of hydrogen. It is necessary to mention that there are already working examples of the extraction of natural hydrogen from wells.
We then expect to employ several processes by which the hydrogen can be further used either like a primary energy source or like a valuable chemical compound. We expect to realize a useful return on investment.
Natural hydrogen should be able to provide considerable benefits and improve the living conditions of mankind in a manner far exceeding that of fossil fuels, for eons into the future.