OE Seminar Recording- week 7: Gold (natural) hydrogen: Pipeline or pipedream?
Summary: Gold (natural) hydrogen: Pipeline or pipedream? – The oldest parts of the continental crust generate between 0.36–2.273×1011 moles H2 per year through water-rock reactions and radiolysis . Over geological timescales, the natural hydrogen generated would supply society’s current oil-equivalent needs with clean energy for well over 100,000 years. Natural (gold) hydrogen is found in many locations globally , but until recently has not been the focus of resource exploration.
Speaker: Chris Ballentine has held the Statutory Professorship of Geochemistry at the University of Oxford since 2013.