Gasoline production from Lake Kivu and Kabuno Bay

Gasoline production from Lake Kivu and Kabuno Bay

1.Host Institution:
Rwanda Energy Group Limited (REG) | Energy Development Corporation Limited (EDCL)/Lake Kivu Monitoring Programme (LKMP)10th Floor KCT, KN 2 ST, Nyarugenge District, P.O. Box 3855 Kigali, Rwanda. Tel. +(250)787172265 | |;

2. Supervisors:
Eng. Aline Uwasempabuka | E-mail:

3. Project Description:
This project consists of evaluation of the options of production of Gasoline from CO2 found plentifully in Lake Kivu and Kabuno. Both Rwanda and DRC are importing Gasoline for many years and since the gasoline is an essential need to boost the economy of both Rwanda and DRC, it would be of a great impact if production of gasoline from lake Kivu and Kabuno is proven to be feasible.

4. Expected Outcomes:

The project will consist of:

  1. Elaboration of calculations related to 1.  Membrane separation and degassing,2.  Methanol synthesis, 3. DME synthesis, 4. Gasoline synthesis.
  2. Efficiency calculations based on the base on provide the recommendations on the best proven scenarios. Reference data to be put in consideration will be the EAWAG methane and CO2 vertical profile and Findings from the inter-calibration campaign released in January 2019, etc

Applications for this internship should be submitted via the online application system, stating clearly the title of the internship.

Deadline for applications: February 28th, 2021 at 11:59 PM Central Africa Time (CAT)