Tlou Energy has submitted a detailed proposal to the government for the development of up to 100MW of coalbed methane (CBM)-fuelled pilot power plants in Botswana’s Central District. The bid was in response to a request for proposals (RfP) issued to Tlou and a second company, Sekaname, in January this year.Tlou, which means ‘elephant’ in Setswana, has proposed a staged development starting with 10MW, using a technology proven in Australia that extracts the CBM without fracking.