Using its platform and analysis tools based on AI, British company Getech can “predict” the presence of natural hydrogen deposits.
Basically, Getech employs specialists in natural resources. These are ‘geo scientists’ who have a knowledge of what has been going on underground… for 400 million years. Over the last 30 years, the company has developed “unconventional” tools that can be used to map areas for oil, shale gas or coal exploitation. As part of the energy transition, these tools can be used to identify potential deposits of critical materials, as well as natural hydrogen. This “white gold” is becoming increasingly coveted.
In its press release, Getech refers, for example, to Bill Gates’ investment, via the Breakthrough Ventures fund, in a Koloma exploration project in Denver, Colorado.
A unique platform to detect natural hydrogen
The firm has developed a digital platform called Globe. The latter draws on various sources (thermal and satellite imaging that modelises the subsoil in 3D). These maps highlight natural phenomena such as serpentinisation (the reaction between seawater and the earth’s crust), radiolysis (the decomposition of matter by ionising radiation) and the decomposition of organic matter.
With the help of AI, Getech can confirm that there are vast deposits of natural hydrogen. And the technical solution is now available. “These results can be invaluable in exploration screenings that help locate and quantify sites of interest and reduce the risks of later development phases,” says Richard Bennett, Getech’s Executive Chairman.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King