Atco Mining owns 100% of seven Salt Projects in Western Newfoundland, Blue Moon South Salt Project, Lunar North Salt Project, Apollo, Adonis, Eagle, Rocky as well as the Highland Salt Project.
Atco currently holds 20,450 hectares in the St. Georges Bay Basin in Southwestern Newfoundland.
BLUE MOON SOUTH PROJECT
Potential for Hydrogen Storage
Salt Dome located on Claim 032289m and potential for Hydrogen Storage.
This 37-meter-wide salt dome should be further explored for potential hydrogen storage as it is located at the required depth of between 500 to 1500 meters where most all hydrogen is stored.
WHY HYDROGEN STORAGE?
Indispensable chain link
Underground hydrogen storage will enable us to support the development of the renewable hydrogen sector by ensuring security of renewable hydrogen supply for all clients and new clients.
Salt cavern offer flexibility regarding their injection and withdrawal cycles to respond to the needs of the hydrogen market. Depending on their depth, salt caverns may be operated at pressures up to 200 bars and allowing for large-volume hydrogen storage (from 9 to 6,000 tons).
Due to their tightness, salt caverns allow for safe storage of large quantities of hydrogen under pressure. The first hydrogen storage cavern, which was built in the United Kingdom in 1972, is still in service.