Lake Kivu is one of only three lakes in the world containing dissolved gases in its waters (the other two being Lake Nyos and Monoun in Cameroon). 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.
In 2007, REC Ltd started to exploit abundant resources of methane gas situated in Lake Kivu. The company is therefore focused solely on developing and managing the group’s investment in methane gas project.