Kivu lakeMethane
Gas Extraction
Putting methane
to work
Natural hazards



Lake Kivu is unique : its deep waters contain an enormous quantity of dissolved gas. There are, in fact, 65 billion cubic metres of methane, in other words the equivalent of 50 million tonnes of petrol (tep) lying at the bottom of the lake under 250 m of water.

If it were exploited, this energy, veritable manna from heaven, would provide Rwanda with an almost inexhaustible source of energy, freeing it from worry about energy needs linked to its development projects.

The Data Environment company has developed a pilot station for the extraction of methane for energy purposes and proposes various applications for this gas.