Helium Conservation Day 🗓

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Quantum Design has designated July 10th as #HeliumConservationDay to raise awareness of this valuable resource

July 10th is the 112th anniversary of the ground-breaking work by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands which led to the first liquefaction of liquid helium.

To celebrate this achievement and the importance of liquid helium to cryogenic research around the world, Quantum Design announced the official launch of “Helium Conservation Day“, in 2019, aimed at increasing the awareness for helium conservation around the world.

The inaugural Helium Conservation Day was celebrated with a special event at Quantum Design World Headquarters in San Diego, California marking this important milestone. Home to one of the most efficient helium recycling and liquefaction plants in the world, Quantum Design received testimonials from global researchers who commented on the importance of helium conservation and expressed their support for helium recycling.

Helium Conservation Day 2020 Video

Helium Conservation Day 2019 Video

A webinar with contributions from scientists, researchers and professionals around the world was streamed live during the celebration. This video can be seen on the Quantum Design YouTube channel.

“We need to be good stewards for earth’s precious resources and we have developed methodologies and equipment that capture, recycle and reuse helium for our use and to help our customers. Our product development has always focused on optimising the consumption of liquid helium and we will continue to do so. Thank you for helping us recognise the need for conservation and recycling. Let’s all go green for helium.”

Greg DeGeller, President of Quantum Design

Please look out for more information for the celebrations for this year. We will post here and on social media on Friday. Join in and raise awareness of this non-renewable resource with the hashtag #HeliumConservationDay

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