Unleashing the Potential of Natural Hydrogen: Macallum New Energy’s Groundbreaking Journey

July 7, 2023


Hello, New Energy world! We are pleased to announce this first blog post marking the release of the Macallum New Energy website and share our exciting journey at the forefront of natural hydrogen. As the global call for decarbonisation intensifies, the hydrogen economy is gaining significant momentum as a standalone solution. In this article, we delve into the immense possibilities of natural hydrogen as a cost-effective, net-zero solution for the energy transition strategy.

Harnessing the Power of Natural Hydrogen

According to a recent article on Euractiv 1, natural hydrogen is becoming increasingly promising as vast reserves are just beginning to be discovered worldwide. Also referred to as "white hydrogen", "gold hydrogen" or "geologic hydrogen", it offers an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional hydrogen production and other energy sources. Macallum New Energy (MNE) recognised the potential of natural hydrogen and embarked on a mission to explore this untapped resource.

The Beginnings

A few years ago, MNE, holding a hydrocarbon exploration permit was preparing to run a seismic acquisition campaign on their licensed area. It was during this time that AVALIO approached us with a groundbreaking proposal to collaborate in researching and early exploration for natural hydrogen. A comprehensive desktop study revealed the considerable potential for natural hydrogen and, possibly, helium within the subject permit.

Dedicated Research and Exploration

Since partnering with AVALIO, we have supported an impressive amount of work, both in the field and behind the desk, seeking to identify locations with hydrogen leads, as well as to quantify its degassing rates. In the process, we have accumulated a substantial level of expertise on the subject of field data acquisition and its interpretation, in conjunction with our research pioneering techniques that will look to commercialise the exploration and extraction of natural hydrogen.

Keeping Pace with Advancements

Staying at the forefront of natural hydrogen research requires ingenuity and innovation. MNE has invested in state-of-the-art field exploration equipment, ensuring we remain ahead of the curve with the latest advancements in this field. By combining expertise, technology, and cutting-edge equipment, we are determined to unlock the vast potential of natural hydrogen.

The Growing Knowledge

Over the past two years, MNE has gained a wealth of knowledge about natural hydrogen. Our optimism about the ability to find, outline, and appraise hydrogen resources, both within our existing licenses and unexplored areas, remains unwavering. As we expand our understanding of this resource, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Natural Hydrogen in the News

The coverage of natural hydrogen in the media is rapidly expanding, with major news outlets featuring articles on this transformative energy source on a regular basis. Hardly a week goes by without a new article highlighting the potential for natural hydrogen commercialisation. This increased news coverage reflects the growing global interest and recognition of natural hydrogen as a likely significant solution in the quest for sustainable and clean energy solutions.

To stay updated with the latest news and developments in the natural hydrogen sector, be sure to explore the links below:


Macallum New Energy's journey into the realm of natural hydrogen marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of clean energy solutions. With the hydrogen economy gaining worldwide momentum, natural hydrogen may emerge as the most cost-effective, net-zero solution for a truly green energy transition strategy. MNE's dedication to research, exploration, and cutting-edge technology positions us at the forefront of this transformative industry. To read more about MNE and our other work, click here.

  1. Excitement Grows About Natural Hydrogen as Huge Reserves Found in France. (source: Euractiv)
  2. Power Switch: Hydrogen Is Buried Underground All Over the World. (source: The Australian) 
  3. Forget Oil: New Wildcatters Are Drilling for Limitless Geologic Hydrogen. (source: Forbes)
  4. The earth might hold huge stores of natural hydrogen – and prospectors are already scouring South Australia for it. (source: CSIRO)
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