White hydrogen is extracted by drilling from deep in the ground. (Photo courtesy: Natural Hydrogen Energy LLC)
Scientists have found treasure under the ground in France. It is called white hydrogen. This treasure found in eastern France is being said to be valuable because it is hydrogen which is found naturally. It cannot be prepared in the lab. Scientists believe that this white hydrogen can reduce the rapidly increasing climate crisis in the world.
This white hydrogen found underground has been discovered by scientists Jacques Pironon and Philippe Di Donato of the National Center of Scientific Research of France. He has shared many interesting things about this.
How was it discovered?
Scientists were doing research on fossil fuels for a long time. They were searching for fossil fuels under the ground. They did not expect that there was such a treasure under the earth that could help in dealing with the climate crisis. During research, scientists were analyzing the amount of methane in the Lorraine mining basin in north-east France. When the water was tested, it was found to contain hydrogen dissolved in it. During this time, white hydrogen was detected here.
Hydrogen found a hundred meters below
According to the research report, when scientists found less quantity of hydrogen at the initial stage, the scope of investigation was increased. A quantity of hydrogen was found a few meters below the ground. Scientists say that as the depth of investigation was increased, the amount of hydrogen in the water increased. The concentration of hydrogen increased deep in the ground.
According to Pirronone, this discovery was shocking. We estimate that the amount of hydrogen at that place could be around 250 million metric tons.
Why is white hydrogen valuable?
Scientist say that the reserves found in France could be the largest reserves of white hydrogen on earth. The special thing is that it cannot be prepared in the lab. It is produced naturally and is beneficial for the climate.
According to research, carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases are released from hydrocarbons. Which directly harm the environment. This white hydrogen does not cause pollution. That is why it is called white hydrogen. This could be a new source of energy.
Many countries will benefit?
Scientists of Lorraine University say that there may be so much natural hydrogen in the coal mines here that it can prove to be the biggest reserve for the world. If this happens, it will provide relief to the world from climate crisis and it can be used in place of hydrogen to get energy. As a result, dangerous gases produced by common hydrocarbons will be reduced. In this way there will be relief from climate crisis.
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