Scavenger Hunt - Helium
It was with this in mind that I came across a pitch from Avanti Energy Inc. for what it called the "next commodity boom" - helium.
It's all there. The shortage of helium reserves. A wasting non-renewable asset.
Avanti invites investors to join it as the company scours the U.S. and Canada to discover the best remaining helium structures to tap. The idea is that they're not making any more of it. We're fast running out of the easy, cheap reserves. Shortages = money, money, money.
The hard sell:While NASA primarily uses helium, it’s also used in hospitals, big tech server farms, fiber optic cabling, semiconductors, nuclear reactors, cryogenics, and electric vehicles.
However, helium is not a renewable or replaceable resource, therefore striking new finds is paramount to continued successes in the industries mentioned above.
Big Tech, nuclear reactors, medical equipment, and the international space race are all linked together in their dependence on helium.
And without it, life as we know it would be a very different experience.
No helium means no Big Tech
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), and Google (Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)) all rely on vast server farms to deliver their services.
However, few consumers know that these servers are supported by helium, so if this gas runs out, these powerful services, integral to modern life, could disappear.
This is a powerful, cash-rich sector with considerable incentive to see helium survive.