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Opportunity for Net-zero at Country Scale

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Our Impact on Environment & Community

Our Series of projects on Lake Kivu will de-risk and in time prevent a one-day eruption of 2 gigatons of carbon.
The lake in picture is a 500 bcm, natural CCS that can be enhanced to store up to 5 gigatons of carbon.
With Hydragas extraction of biomethane, the lake will have 99% less risk of eruption within 20 years.
Community safety is enhanced with the prevention of this eruption of a cloud of toxic gas filling the valley.

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Click on Cards below to navigate to pages with in-depth details of Lake Kivu and the Hydragas extraction technology. Among the cards there is access to interesting blogs, where we have updates and opinions on issues that are material to the health and wealth of the lake communities.

Our website is set up as an information portal. It explains the issues around how we will develop a remarkable, nature-based energy source in Africa. 

Lake Kivu is the second-deepest African Great Lake, with a unique trap for anoxic biogas formation. The lake poses a danger to its community but is simultaneously a source of wealth from resources in the depths. We discuss views on the best development options.

We explain how and why the right choices can be made. It is knowledge worth sharing. We have seen how a lack of knowledge, mixed with opportunism, is a source of poor decision-making. The price of poor decisions is measured in lives and opportunity lost.

Hydragas Energy Menu

Home Page: Hydragas Menu

Hydragas Energy Menu shows pages on our website, covering the development of Lake Kivu as a nature-based renewable energy supplier for Rwanda and the Eastern DRC in Africa.

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Gas Extraction Innovation: Rory Harbinson in photo, making a pipe joint during pilot-testing

Gas Extraction Innovation

Innovator, Hydragas Founder Vision, Passion & Reality Our gas extraction innovation guru is Philip Morkel. He is the innovator of Hydragas’ world-leading process technology

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Gas Resource in Lake Kivu: Composite Cross Section view of Lake Kivu to 1000m depth with volcanoes in background

Huge but Dangerous CH4 Gas Resource in Lake Kivu

Update: As one of a group of experts appointed to work on Lake Kivu’s safe development, we studied the dangers. Both lava and seismic rifting are two “Black-Swan” events we fear. But only if these are very large events they become extremely dangerous. I update this blog to show what we fear most compared to where we are now.

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