We aim to valorise natural helium leaks and/or natural hydrogen at surface or near the surface, in fault areas or associated with natural springs.
This innovative approach makes it possible to take advantage of the naturally escaping resources from the Earth into the atmosphere, without having to carry out deep drilling (equivalent to water boreholes).
After multiple studies and various geological and geophysical acquisitions, 45-8 ENERGY has confirmed that France has multiple geologically favourable areas in this context, such as the FONTS-BOUILLANTS PROJECT, whose purpose is to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of this concept by 2023; it would then represent the first production of helium in Western Europe.
Other high-potential areas have also already been identified in Europe and for which permit applications are in the process of being matured and submitted.
Our objective : start-up a pilot production in the "Fonts-Bouillants" exploration license by 2023 and secure high graded high potential areas.