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Natural Hydrogen Trapping Mechanisms in the Subsurface

Updated: Nov 23

A study in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy delves into the trapping natural hydrogen in subsurface formations, a critical factor for profitable clean energy production. The case of Bourakebougou natural hydrogen field in Mali is highlighted and the research underscores the importance of caprock characteristics, including thickness and fracture density, in retaining hydrogen. Moreover, the role of aquifers in preventing hydrogen diffusion to the surface due to their low solubility in water at shallow depths is also highlighted.

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