Category Archives: Helium recycling

Sustainable Innovations Wins NASA Phase II SBIR Contract To Purify Scarce Helium Used In Rocket Launch Operations

Sustainable Innovations received a contract from NASA to supply a commercial-scale system to recycle helium, a resource that is in scarce supply. Ongoing rocket test operations at NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) result in valuable helium gas being vented to … Continue reading

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Helium Recovery System Saves Cost Of Wasted Product

Helium received national attention in 2010 when the helium shortage, and subsequent rising prices, gained mainstream attention. Since then more and more companies have installed helium recovery systems to capture and reuse the helium in industrial applications. But as Kevin … Continue reading

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UNF Second Undergrad University To Have Helium Liquefier

The University of North Florida physics department is creating something unusual that will help its students with research. It’s a quarter-million-dollar helium liquefier machine. Helium gas is put into the machine and frigid, liquid helium comes out. “Helium gets down … Continue reading

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The Feds Created A Helium Problem That’s Screwing Science

SO YOU MAY have heard about a helium shortage. Helium is indeed so light that it can float up and out of Earth’s atmosphere—but that’s not the real problem. The trouble, says a new report, is actually political, a string … Continue reading

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Illinois University Invests in Helium Recycling

The University of Illinois has recently made considerable investment in helium recycling technology as it strives to achieve sustainability in the gas against a well-documented backdrop of fluctuating supply dynamics. Helium is a linchpin for millions of dollars of chemical … Continue reading

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