Symbion Power is selling its Rwanda investment - an ambitious project to produce electricity for east-central Africa through methane extraction. Extraction of methane gas could reduce deadly danger to lakeside populations as well as fuel development.
Symbion Sells Stake in Rift Valley Power Projects
allAfrica, 2 March 2019
Extraction of methane gas could reduce deadly danger to lakeside populations as well as fuel development. Read more »
Kibuye Power Plant in western Rwanda.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame with Raj Shah, the then-administrator of USAID, and Paul Hinks, CEO of Symbion Power. during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit hosted by President Obama in 2014.
Site of the planned methane-extraction plant in Rwanda, Kivu56
Why Exploring for Oil Under Lake Kivu Carries Unique and Huge Risks
The Conversation Africa, 28 May 2017
Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have signed a five-year joint exploration agreement for oil under Lake Kivu. But Professor Robert Hecky warns that there are… Read more »
Gasmeth Energy to Invest U.S.$400 Million in Kivu Methane Extraction
New Times, 5 February 2019
Gasmeth Energy Limited, a locally registered company, has committed to invest over US$400 million in the construction and maintenance of a gas extraction plant, processing and… Read more »
New Firm Gets Concession to Extract Methane Gas From Lake Kivu
New Times, 29 January 2019
Rwanda's energy targets are set to get a boost following the government's decision to provide a concession to a private investor to start production of methane gas from Lake Kivu. Read more »
Symbion and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. Sign $100M Equity Investment Agreement for Rwanda Methane Gas Projects
Symbion Power, 21 September 2017
Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) today signed an agreement that sees HGHL co-invest $100 million towards the implementation of a $370 million, 106 megawatts… Read more »
Contourglobal Sets Innovation Into Action On Rwanda's Lake Kivu
New Times, 22 August 2016
For decades, Rwanda's 80 km long Lake Kivu, with its high concentration of methane and carbon dioxide, has been seen as a risk due to its potential for toxic release. Read more »
Rwanda Awards 50MW Methane Gas-to-Electricity Project on Lake Kivu to U.S. Symbion Power
Symbion Power, 8 August 2014
During the U.S. Africa Head of State Summit this week in Washington, D.C., the Government of Rwanda's Energy Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA) awarded Symbion Power a 50… Read more »
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