Bourakebougou village in Mali, first place to use natural hydrogen used as energy source

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 16 March 2021 at 10:50:31 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 15 July 2023 at 18:45:14 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Climate change, green energy, Mali
Fig. 1 - S1 (15.07.2023) - Bourakebougou became the first place in the world to use hydrogen-based electricity.
A major deposit of 98% dihydrogen and 2% methane and dinitrogen was discovered at Bourakebougou, south-west Mali, in 1987.
Fig. 2 - S2 (16.03.2021) - Part of the village is now lit by an electric turbine that delivers 7 kW with a power factor of 20%.
Fig. 3 - S2 (16.03.2021) - This extremely low-pollution electricity emits only pure water as combustion residue and has a very low production cost.
Fig. 4 - 25 exploratory boreholes have also demonstrated the presence of natural dihydrogen in the surrounding area.