Blogs & Posts on Hydragas' Development of Lake Kivu
A selection of stories about Lake Kivu issues
Welcome to select Lake Kivu blogs and posts. This is a diverse choice of opinion, writings, musings, tributes and even rants triggered by related topics. Scan through posts below for topics from climate change, technical explanations, the gorillas of Virunga, social changes and personalities.
I share a passion with many Rwandans, Congolese, international travellers and experts for Lake Kivu and its splendours. We are all drawn to it. But Lake Kivu is a special and almost mystical environment, unique for its nature. Indeed, legends have grown around attempts to explain the lake’s resource treasure and how it behaves. Yet sometimes it presents itself as dark, moody, deadly and stormy.
Two live volcanoes define it. Just 10,000 years ago they turned the waters from being the source of the Nile River to flowing south and west through the Congo River to the Atlantic. From its waters at night one sees the red glow from Mt Nyiragongo’s lava bubbling in the caldera. At other times the lake is calm and bright, a mirror-calm surface that defies its great depths and often violent history.
Sea Floor Mapping Upgrades
Advances in Sea Floor Mapping Extract from the BOEM Article Showing the Location of New Under-sea MappingNorthern Gulf of Mexico deepwater bathymetry grid. We
Breakdown of Arctic Methane Hydrates
To recognise important changes coming in the Arctic, learn the lessons of past lessons showing up in the sub-sea mapping
Impact Investment funding; funding for net-zero energy?
Would we see the end of suicidal “lemming” investment funding strategies after the Global Financial Crisis in 2008? Perhaps not, it’s still alive ten years on, but still hard to find for some great niche investments.
We Need a Hero to Make Projects Legendary
Rory Harbinson was the “MacGyver” of our project team. He was always the “man with a plan” when ideas were needed to fix anything.
The Hydragas Team
Founder & CEO
Canadian: 30-yrs global mining, energy projects lead
Fluor O&G lead in Africa, Global O&G lead at Hatch, Megaproject leader Mining, O&G, LNG, Nuclear
Innovator & global expert gas-from-water extraction
South African, 15-years with Kivu project, engineering team leader
16 years Africa experience in EPCM resource projects
Engineering leadership in top international EPCMs
Australian: 30-year in O&G, power generation technology GE, Shell
Business development lead gas-sep. tech, clean energy
Renewables in Australasia
Rwandan: Civil/Structural engineer for 20 years.
International projects in South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, East Africa.
Kivu Feasibility study, detail design, construction plan.
Fractional CFO – Vancouver based financial, management consulting & start-up advisory.
Clients are technology companies that are scaling up – Seed through Series B