Browsing: Methane gas plant

Rwanda’s Lake Kivu is documented to harbour huge amounts of the poisonous yet useful methane gas estimated at around 55 billion cubic metres.

The naturally occurring methane gas found below the lake is just one of the resources the Rwandan government plans to exploit.

On March 29, 2019, the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) signed an agreement to provide advisory services support to the government of Rwanda for the negotiation of its deal with Symbion Power.

Powering Rwanda from Lake Kivu

The negotiation with Rwanda is for the development of a USD200 million-dollar energy plant by Lake Kivu.

The energy plant is expected to generate an additional 56 MW of electricity for Rwanda, marking a significant step in Rwanda’s efforts to increase its installed power generation capacity by 291MW to 512MW by 2024.

The plant will extract methane gas from the production area at Lake Kivu and use it to …