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Lab Gas Price Bulletin August 2019

Lab Gas Price Bulletin August 2019

Helium prices continue to spike following yet another helium shortage, the third in 14 years. 

The future of GC in the face of another helium shortage

The future of GC in the face of another helium shortage

It’s all quite ironic – helium gas, the second most abundant gas in the universe, is an extremely scarce non-renewable resource on earth, and with the consequent soaring prices, laboratories are in search for a sustainable and dependable alternative.

Moon Mining for Helium: the potential and the challenges 50 years after the first moon landing

Moon Mining for Helium: the potential and the challenges 50 years after the first moon landing

50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the biggest leap of all time as they landed on the moon - a major step which paved the way for a number of lunar discoveries.

How is Helium Gas Obtained?

How is Helium Gas Obtained?

Helium – the colorless, odorless and tasteless inert gas – is the second most abundant gas in the universe after hydrogen gas. However, the type of helium gas used in applications, such as gas chromatography, is extracted from natural gas – a problem of diminishing resources which is leading to the scarcity of helium gas.

University research labs are struggling to cope with rising helium prices

University research labs are struggling to cope with rising helium prices

Some university laboratories are in 'crisis mode' as rising helium prices seriously impact their work.

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