billion m3 of usable methane are lying dormant at the bottom of Lake Kivu, at
a depth of 250 m.
This manna from heaven, if exploited, will give Rwanda
an energy source commensurate with its development projects.
by gas pipeline or compressed and then transported by road it could supply the
country's industries : cementworks, tea-drying plant, brewery etc.
by gas driven engines with alternators, this methane will play a role in suppling
the country's electricity.
The fight against deforestation is another major
point in favour of the exploitation of Lake Kivu's methane.